Footloose

Sewing Circle

 

FOOTLOOSE Stands For: 
F-friends who are
O-out of the
O-ordinary
T-traders of quilting, sewing, cooking, traveling and life advice
L-lighthearted and full of laughter
O-overextended, but always make time for 
O-others and
S-sharing 
E-energy and enthusiasm generously

Footloose Row Quilts

Early in 2020, pre-COVID 19, the Footloose sewing circle started a row exchange.  Each participant set the theme of their own quilt by completing the first row.  Bags were exchanged at a bi-monthly meeting with plans to make the next swap in a month. Some bags contained lengthy directions, suggestions, etc. and extra fabric in addition to the initial row.  Others simply put their starter row in a paper bag, trusting that the Footloose members would know best how to proceed.  Since the group was no longer meeting in person, exchanges took place in parking lots and most frequently at a centrally located Footloosie's back patio, where two or three would mask up to make the exchange.  

After a year of designing, sewing, and exchanging rows, the group got together at the Fresno Flats Historical Park for the Row Quilt Reveal! Unbeknownst to the Footloose group's organizer, Lynn Gray (the one who keeps to group on task with email reminders etc.) there was a bag full of rows for her too.  She'd opted not to participate in this Row Exchange, but one of the members, Barbara Graas, would have none of that and made sure that Lynn had her own Row Quilt in the end.  Barbara started a row (intended for Lynn) and put it in with the mix of bags that were shuffled amongst the participants.  The rest of the members knew, but Lynn was completely taken by surprise on the day of the reveal.

 

Though one could never have predicted it, the row exchange turned out to be a great way to stay connected in a year of social distancing.   

Footloose
Footloose
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Footloose
Footloose
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Betsy's Rows
Betsy's Rows
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Betsy's Rows
Betsy's Rows
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Chris Hart's Rows
Chris Hart's Rows
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Chris Hart's Rows -  Close-up
Chris Hart's Rows - Close-up
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Chris Hud's Rows - Close-up
Chris Hud's Rows - Close-up
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Chris Hud's Rows
Chris Hud's Rows
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Deb's Rows
Deb's Rows
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Joanie's Rows
Joanie's Rows
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Lisa's Rows
Lisa's Rows
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Lynn's Surprise
Lynn's Surprise
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Pat's with her rows
Pat's with her rows
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Pat's Rows
Pat's Rows
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Sally's Rows
Sally's Rows
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Trudy's Rows
Trudy's Rows
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More fun times with the Footloosies 
Road Trip to Best to the Valley in  Lindsey CA Apr 1, 2022
Road Trip to Best to the Valley in Lindsey CA Apr 1, 2022
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Footloose, Dec 2021
Footloose, Dec 2021
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March Hospitality, 2020
March Hospitality, 2020
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Footloose at Clue 2019
Footloose at Clue 2019
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Lynn G's Family Tree Quilt
Lynn G's Family Tree Quilt
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Footloose at Arden Lane QS 2017
Footloose at Arden Lane QS 2017
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Footloose at Chris Hartesveldt's 2017
Footloose at Chris Hartesveldt's 2017
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2016 Footloose Presentation
2016 Footloose Presentation

Kicking their loose foot

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2016 Footloose Presentation
2016 Footloose Presentation

Diane Martin has confessed to the Footloose group that when she is tired of seeing a quilt UFO, she has been known to burn it - gasp!!! That puts a whole new meaning in "out of sight, out of mind". Keep all UFOs away from Diane!

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2016 Footloose presentation
2016 Footloose presentation

Row by Row

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2016 Footloose presentation
2016 Footloose presentation

Round Robins

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"Beary" Cute and Cuddly Bear Quilt
"Beary" Cute and Cuddly Bear Quilt

This community quilt was made for the Bear Club by the Footloose group. The tote bag was given away at the May 2016 guild meeting to boost raffle ticket sales.

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Community Quilt, 2014 made by the footloose Sewing Circle
Community Quilt, 2014 made by the footloose Sewing Circle
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Trudy K
Trudy K

FOOTLOOSE Stands For: F-friends who are O-out of the O-ordinary T-traders of quilting, sewing, cooking, traveling and life advice L-lighthearted and full of laughter O-overextended, but always make time for O-others and S-sharing E-energy and enthusiasm generously

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2016 Footloose Presentation
2016 Footloose Presentation

Complete this sentence: "When I was a child... I lived all colors in the box". Susan Campbell is reading the "crayons' on Diane Martin's ledger challenge quilt.

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2016 Footloose Presentation
2016 Footloose Presentation

Betsy B's ledger challenge: finish this sentence, "When I was a child...

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2016 Footloose Presentation
2016 Footloose Presentation

Lynn G's Ledger Challenge. Finish this sentence, "When I was a child..."

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2016 Footloose Presentation
2016 Footloose Presentation

Joanie M with her cousin Deb's ledger challenge. Finish this sentence: "When I was a child..."

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2016 Footloose Presentation
2016 Footloose Presentation

Complete this sentence: "When I was a child... I knew that a dandelion wish was a great thing, though it only granted one wish. So, my one wish was always the same. That if I could run fast enough, I would find a magic wand hiding under my pillow. I never did run fast enough. — with Sally J Walker

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2016 Footloose Presentation
2016 Footloose Presentation

Complete this sentence: "When I was a child... I lived all colors in the box" — Diane Martin's Ledger Challenge

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2016 Footloose Presentation
2016 Footloose Presentation

Ten Minute Block swap

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2016 Footloose Presentation
2016 Footloose Presentation

Ten Minute Block Swap

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2016 Footloose Presentation
2016 Footloose Presentation

Spool Swap

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2016 Footloose Presentation
2016 Footloose Presentation

Landscape Quilts

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2016 Footloose Presentation
2016 Footloose Presentation

Susan C and Barbara G

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2016 Footloose Presentation
2016 Footloose Presentation

Row by Row Swap

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Footloose Spool Swap
Footloose Spool Swap

Footloose Spool Swap

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Footloose 2016
Footloose 2016

The parting wave

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