Well, phooey!

Bet you haven’t heard that word in a while!

Miss Pat is officially closing Stitch N Quilt at the end of March.

I’m truly bummed. This quilt shop has been a part of my life for so many years now. While I’m happy for Pat to be able to scale back and enjoy semi-retirement, closing the doors does leave a hole in the surrounding quilting community. I made friends, bought fabric, swapped stories, taught classes and led summer camps, took classes, brought both Boomer and now Sadie for visits and bought more fabric.

Pat mentioned the possibility of closing the shop last year, but had recently talked about keeping it open through March 2023. I was so looking forward to being able to attend week-day classes and workshops once school ended. The table runner club has been fun. Guess I’ll swing by the shop to see if the March club meeting will go forward.

I did a quick search for quilt guilds and sewing groups in my part of town. I find it ironic that groups list evening meeting times now that I’ll be able to attend during the day. Most are still meeting via Zoom, though.

Silver Comet Stitchers, Chattahoochee Evening Stars and Out on a Limb Quilt Guilds look interesting. Of course, there’s also the East Cobb Quilt Guild and Atlanta Modern Quilt Guild that both meet a little closer to home

I’ll definitely have fun checking them out!