My daughter Mary and I had a great trip on our Quilt Camp at Sea Cruise to the Southern Caribbean and the Panama Canal. We had so much fun that we have already signed up for another quilting cruise to Alaska scheduled for September of next year, and we want to sign up for their trip to New Zealand in 2016. They are such a fun group to be with, and I did learn a lot. However, during my first sewing class, I managed to sew my piece to my pants!
I became friends with Ellan Spring on my very first Quilt Camp at Sea Cruise a few years ago, and she volunteered to create a quilt for the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education using one of my hand-painted centerpieces. Ellan was on this cruise, too, and brought the finished quilt with her to show me.
What fun to see my friend Ellan Spring on the Quilt Camp at Sea Cruise, along with the beautiful quilt she made for the Foundation. Many thanks to Ellan for her time, talent, and materials!
My favorite shore excursion was Curaçao, but my most breathtaking adventure was zip-lining in Costa Rica. We mistakenly included the wrong zip-lining picture in last week’s newsletter, so I’m including the right one this week.
Look at me!
This past Saturday, the P. Buckley Moss Museum in Waynesboro, Virginia, hosted its annual Easter Egg Hunt, and once again Steve the Magic Guy came and entertained children of all ages.
Members of Girl Scout Troop #409 are pictured with Steve the Magic Guy and the Easter Bunny. The girls were a tremendous help in hiding the eggs and directing the children.
Steve the Magic Guy had the audience captivated.
My next show will be with the Moss Museum in conjunction with my Barn Open House May 2-4. Come see the Museum in all its spring glory!
Sinking Creek Covered Bridge depicts its namesake in Giles County, VA. The print will be released during my Museum Show and Barn Open House May 2-4 in Waynesboro, VA. For more information, please contact the Museum at 1-800-343-8643 or 540-949-6473.
Society Chapter Events
The Central Iowa Chapter of the P. Buckley Moss Society will host its annual charity luncheon on Saturday, April 26, at 12:00 p.m. at the Crown Point Community Center in Johnston, Iowa. There will be a salad luncheon, live and silent auctions, and each attendee will receive a complimentary black and white Moss print. The proceeds will support the Chapter’s various charitable projects throughout the year. For more information, please contact Judy Roe at 515-232-5797.
The Moss on the James Chapter will host its Seventh Annual Tea Party Fundraiser on Saturday, May 3, 1:00-3:00 p.m., at the DoubleTree Richmond (Virginia) Airport Hotel. In addition to tea and other refreshments, there will be a silent auction, a hat contest, and a teacup exchange (participants are asked to bring a teacup and saucer). Additionally, there will be a new signed Moss print of the Virginia State Capitol for sale. All proceeds will help fund the Moss on the James Scholarship that will be administered by the Moss Foundation for Children’s Education. For more information, please contact Bob Almond at 804-266-8633.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of A Memorial to Virginia’s Statesmanship will benefit the Moss on the James Scholarship.
The Moss in the Valley Chapter will conduct a raffle this year to benefit Healing Strides of Virginia, the mission of which is to promote wellness for people with personal challenges who can benefit from equine-assisted activities in a safe and supportive environment. The raffle drawing will be held on November 17. Tickets are one for $1.00 or six for $5.00. The first prize is a framed, remarqued Moss print of Oatlands Plantation, and the second prize is a beautiful, full-sized quilt designed and donated by Chapter member Don Bunce. If you would like to purchase raffle tickets, please mail a check payable to Moss in the Valley Chapter, c/o Peggy Rogers, 2955 Golf Colony Drive, Salem, VA 24153.