At the peak of bluebonnets blooming along the county roads, the quilting club, San Saba Sew-N-Sews, followed Joy Smith out to her home south of San Saba. Ten ladies from San Saba and Bend traveled together enjoying the beautiful green scenery and flowers blooming everywhere. When we arrived she gave us a tour of their recently remodeled home, and we even saw the “Man Cave,” an apartment especially for the family and guests. The views of natural beauty from the back porch and gazebo were spectacular and the birds were singing too. In almost every room of the home Joy showed us many traditional patterns of some vintage quilts made from popular patterns, like log cabin, wedding ring, birdhouses and colorful hearts. A Christmas Tree quilt displayed all the pens and buttons Joy and her husband, Richard have collected over the years of their marriage from places and events they’ve enjoyed. She also showed us several design quilts she created while attending design classes in Austin. These are truly unique and gorgeous, using colors, shapes and applique work. One of these design quilts features tiny, precious birds and many different flowers in each of the 12 squares. Joy and her mother have worked together over many years with each contributing from their many skills and talents. Her mother especially loves the stitching techniques and has made many quilts for her children and grandchildren. Joy handled these quilts carefully, especially the first quilts her mother made. We then enjoyed coffee, cake and cobbler for a very special quilting morning. The quilting ladies would like to invite anyone interested in quilting to our next event. Betty Wilson has agreed to come and share some of her prize-winning quilts and the story behind each quilt. She also plans to show how she has added quilting ideas and techniques to clothing and home decor. This will be Tuesday, May 15th at 9:00 a.m. in the fellowship hall of the First Presbyterian Church. Hope you can join us for a morning of fun and sharing.