Later this summer, my family will move to Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

This move has been on the horizon for a few years, and now that it’s here, I feel the pull of all those roots I tried not to put down.

Triangle MQG Picnic

When you know you’re going to move from a place, it can seem like it’s best not to get too involved. That may sound silly, but I’ve been limiting my commitments since moving to Raleigh because we’ve had our sights set on the next stop for our family’s adventure.

This group of ladies has been hard to resist, and this spring I finally decided to join their board to help planning programs. The Triangle Modern Quilt Guild has been a wonderful group to visit with each month. I’ve enjoyed the sewing bees, the sew in’s, the great educational presentations, and a retreat down by the beach.

Triangle MQG picnic - Julie

I’ve chatted about books and blogs over coffee. Stitched with them in my home and theirs. Dreamed about projects and sewing studios, and generally enjoyed their company.

Triangle MQG picnic

There’s going to be a lot to miss about Raleigh – most of all, the people I’ve met and connected with since I’ve been here.

Triangle MQG Picnic

These pictures are from our guild picnic last month. Several of us gathered at the NC Art Museum to enjoy picnic lunches on picnic quilts. This was a new activity for our guild, and even though I won’t be here to help make it a yearly event, I hope they continue it!

Now, there are a few loose ends to tie up. For the Rebecca Ringquist’s Embroidery Workshop Giveaway, Leslie says:

Winning comment for a copy of Rebecca Ringquist's Embroidery Workshop book

Leslie, I am happy to make your wish today! Send me your address and I’ll get you a copy of Rebecca’s new book asap.

From the Star Crossed Quilt prize for a Fat Quarter Shop bundle of Moda Bella Solids, Abby said:

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Abby, I would love to know the rest of that story.  I hope you enjoy your Fat Quarter Shop fabric!

I hope everyone has a delightful weekend! Cheers!


  1. Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl

    As someone who has moved a lot in my life (I think I am finally older in years than the number of times I have moved, but only barely), I can understand the fear of putting down roots. However, I am so glad you branched out and met these lovely women, because I know that it not only enriched your life, but theirs. Good luck with your transition, and know that we’ll all be virtually here for you whenever you need us. 

  2. Sarah

    Selfishly, I’m very sad you’re moving further from me, not closer. 😀 But I know this will be a good move for you guys!! And you’ll put down new roots. There are quilters all over, and with technology now, you’ll be able to keep in touch with all the Raleigh family too. 😀 

    1. Daisy

      Sarah, I wish I was moving closer, too! Both for your awesome company as well as a teeny bit of cold and snow, but maybe I can coax you down to rendezvous in New Orleans. I want you to see Captain Adorable again, too!

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