- Did you know that quilting in America experienced a renaissance in 1976 due to the United States Bicentennial?
- Did you know that quilting and jazz are two uniquely American arts?
With roots from all over, America adopted and ran with both of these quintessentially (now) classic elements of everyday life. What was once perhaps necessary (quilting with scraps so as not to waste), quilting is in a fade out phase. It’s time to rejuvenate and instigate a much younger wave of quilting enthusiasts into the aging quilting population.
Last night was the inaugural Quilting Edition of Swig & Stitch, a monthly gathering for all that Sandi, Fabric of Vision, and I conduct. She’s done them for years – first with a wine meet-up. 3 years ago we started a beer version that’s been very successful and energetically received.
Stepping out with a special quilt version was a natural step. I found myself leaning in to the story of quilting and information within this fascinating facet of life.
Coupled with beer + food tastings, Swig & Stitch is an engaging educational endeavor that I’m very happy and proud to be a part of. Thanks to our fine Host, 4 Daughters Irish Pub, and all the guests who perpetuate this event in good taste. And a big fluffy thanks to Sandi for the vision and opportunity to work side by side, beer by beer, project by project. Lucky me.
4/29/14 Swig & Stitch Menu
- Stella Artois with Chicken Pot Pie
- Ninkasi Total Domination with Tomato Bisque soup and bleu cheese crumbles
- Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA with 4 Daughters’ signature Oregon Salad