My students at Lord Botetourt High School often, as the weekend approaches, ask what my wife Elaine and I will be doing. When Elaine goes away to quilt camp as she is doing this week, and I give the students that information, they almost always laugh at the thought of quilters going on a getaway.
As much I miss Elaine when she is away at quilt camp (and she usually goes on four or so of these outings per year), I am thrilled that she can do so. Elaine enjoys so much the camaraderie of the other ladies, plus she is able to work - and receive advice - on her many projects.
Elaine will return around noon on Sunday, and I will be overjoyed to see her. And she will have so much to tell me about the events of the long weekend, how much she learned and accomplished. It is great that she enjoys this hobby.