The "Talking Threads" quilt which many of you saw during the past week was won by Skip McDonough at the closing Concert of Museum Week. Skip has been a pillar of the community and a long time supporter of the Historical Society and community activities, so luck could not have been a better judge of character!
"Talking Threads" was formed last September by Phyllis Duda to promote the quilting arts. Twelve Island women, a mixture of beginners and pros, became regular members, doing their own independent projects as well as getting together at the Peaine Township Parish Hall twice a month. On the fourth Wednesday of each month, there's a general meeting to share ideas, talk about problems, and refine the policies and objectives of the Guild. This fall, they hope to bring over a series of guest lecturers to help them improve their craft.
Then there's a session on the second Sunday, when the group works together on a project. They have almost finished a lap size quilt they intend to donate to the Medical Center, for home-bound patients, and intend to create another to donate to the Beaver Island Hospice Project next.
Any summer visitors interested in quilting are more than welcome to attend their twice-a-month sessions.