North Fork Idaho Quilting at Stitchin’ Post
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to stop in and visit the women at The Stitchin’ Post. It was so good to see friendly faces and receive GREAT HUGS from friends that I hadn’t seen in a while! The North Fork Community Church as part of their Community Missions donated the use of the Old Rock Shop building which has been renamed “The Stitchin Post”.
The Stitchin’ Post is intended to be used as a gathering place for their friends and neighbors to Sew, Quilt & Craft! When I walked in the door, I was greeted by smiling faces and some much needed hugs, women chatting pleasantly huddled over colorful patchworks of fabric, and my favorite the “Potluck Food Table” overflowing with yummy delights.
Talk, talk, talk….I couldn’t stop talking. Really, I was there to take pictures for the North Fork Church website, but couldn’t resist the food table. So I quickly changed gears and decided work could wait, hanging out at the Stitchin Post for a while sounded better.
As good as lunch was, desserts were even better! No I didn’t eat all this dessert in one sitting, I took part of the delicious sweets home, sadly they didn’t last through the day…I gobbled everyone up! I am hard pressed to find better cooks in Lemhi County than the women of North Fork! Don’t cook, not to worry, chips and snacks are always great additions to the food table!
Time for “Show and Tell” as the quilters showed off the early stages of the Ladies Auxiliary North Fork Quilt they are now sewing to raffle off at this fall’s annual pancake supper. This quilt raffle benefits the North Fork Volunteer Fire Department.
I wondered as I watched the women happily stitching away if they realize how much their volunteer efforts to sewing this quilt each year really matters to our community! I also happen to be the secretary for the North Fork Fire Department and have first hand knowledge that the funds raised from this Quilt Raffle has helped our budget more than once allowing the Fire Department to purchase much needed equipment and/or firefighter supplies and gear.
I want to buy RAFFLE TICKETS FOR THIS QUILT! I love the autumn colors in this quilt and the detail work of the birds and pine cones is outstanding! Wish I had at least a thimble full of these ladies talents!
If you just want to get out of the house and be surrounded by generous, kind and inviting women, bring your own project or just yourself, a potluck dish to share and enjoy the day at the Stitchin’ Post every Tuesday through the end of March or early April depending on the weather. Once the weather gets nice, there are gardens to be worked on, yards to be maintained….just the warmth and sunshine beckons most of these women to the great outdoors!
I hope to get back to the Stitchin Post in the next few weeks to post the progress of this beautiful quilt project.
Happy Quilting Ladies and thank you for the hospitality…I had a great time!