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A walleye that didn't get away on a canoe trip in the Quetico in the 1970s.

I began going on canoe trips to the Boundary Waters and Quetico through the United Methodist Church when I was in high school. In college and beyond, I was recruited to lead the trips. On one of the high-school trips, I met Colleen, who was to become a lifetime friend. As I write this, I'm awaiting her arrival at my campsite in Florida. We'll spend tomorrow catching up.

We've seen each other about once a decade over all these years yet when we get together, it's like we've not been apart. I hope you have a friend like that.

A Few More Winning Quilts

"Amish Chow Chow" by Nancy Simmons won best traditional design at the AQS show in Daytona Beach.

Gail Stepanek and Jan Hutchison's "Spangled" won Best Movable Machine Work at the AQS Daytona show.

I thought you might like to see a detail of the AQS Daytona Best of Show quilt "Midnight Frolic" by Molly Hamilton-McNally. I shared the full quilt in last night's blog. Check it out if you haven't seen it. The blue is actually closer to a turquoise. The full quilt photo is closer to accurate for color. The quilting on this is exquisite.

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Feb 27, 2022

That looks like quite a fish! How nice to have had a friend for so long. I moved so much when I was in high school, that I didn't end up keeping in touch with anyone. My cousins are the only ones I have known for that long!

Thanks for sharing the quilt pictures--they're amazing!

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