This is the first time any of us have gathered since Terri died. Obviously this brought bittersweet moments, but mostly love and laughter because that is Terri's legacy. Ceri brought up the pieced bee tops from Terri's two years in the bee. Fiona and I had finished the last two blocks with an embroidered prayer that are in the centre of each quilt. Ceri and Hadley pieced the blocks into tops. Trudi has now taken these home to put them on her long arm and do her magic.
These quilts will be presented to Terri's daughters in July at her memorial service. It was the least we could do in her memory.
Another thing being done in her memory is Ceri is going to do The Race For Life in a couple of months. She will do this wearing a costume made out of donated quilt blocks. And she will be raising money for cancer research whilst doing said 10k. If anyone is interested in sponsoring her run please do follow this link and give her your support. https://www.justgiving.com/ceristokoe/
I also came away from Di's house with fabric, (Yeah, yeah, I know. What a surprise.)
I topped my supply of Essex linen and aurifil. Another of our original founding Brit Bed members, Judith, is selling fabrics and patterns in her Etsy shop - Just Jude Designs. If you're in the UK I have to say the linen is only £10 a metre. Get it while you can. Other fabric is listed at great prices too, just saying, but I needed the linen.
It never fails me how amazing it is to be in this group of such talented, loyal and wonderful women. I totally lucked out the day Laura Jane asked if anyone was interested in being part of a UK bee four years ago. Totally lucked out!