As my friend Steffi and I left the country club [see below] two sandhill cranes strode over the hill and across the sidewalk. They are making their way north to Wisconsin. They were intent on one another and I was able to get within ten feet to snap the photos.
GFWC-IL District 10 (General Federation of Women's Clubs-Illinois) held its annual Art Show luncheon on Wednesday. The country club dining room was spacious and the tables were far apart. Each table was set for six people (though the tables would ordinarily accommodate eight) so we were spaced. It was SO nice to meet in person. Most years there are multiple entries in each art category. I entered Shelter in Place in "quilts" -- the only entry -- and Cake Stand in "embroidery, needlework, wall hangings" -- the only entry. That's a sure-fire way to win a prize -- LOL! But the judges declared that Shelter in Place was the grand champion, and I had the opportunity to explain how SIP came about. [ Here -- and previous posts labeled "Shelter in Place."]
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In the studio: I finished quilting the batik variable stars. Once again I observe that a quilt with no deadline and no destination comes together easily.
After I finished the quilting I realized I should have pieced the back so that the long horizontal teal piece went at the bottom. Too late now.