The new exhibit, Literary Heroines: Their Times, Their Fashions, at the Putnam Museum is a brilliant blend of literature, fashion and book art. My monthly book club, Reading Between the Wines, decided that this was a fun way to celebrate literature. One of our members made our reservations at the Putnam Museum for the special luncheon which was designed specifically to attract book clubs.
About five years ago, Judi Sarafin saw an article in the paper about the Quad Cities Women’s Outdoors Club (QCWOC) and happened to know someone mentioned in the story. Inspired by a recent pilgrimage to see the Dali Lama and a newly discovered freedom in a divorce, Judi felt compelled to reach out to this person and inquire about the club.
“From what I learned from the Dali Lama and from what I’ve read, people who have more connections and are in more groups live longer….at a time in my life when I didn’t know where I was going and what I was doing, it really helped me out so much.”
Judi is now the Marketing Representative for the Club and I recently had the opportunity of sitting down and asking her a few questions about what the QCWOC is all about.
The Quad Cities’ finally has a downtown clothing store to shop till you drop in after that nice walk along the river or that delicious visit to Lagomarcino’s.
Flutter of the Quad Cities, Inc. opened this past May as part of a long sought after dream of owners, Jessica Egert and Jeanette Smith. When the space came up for sale next to Egert’s salon, Bass & Henry Salon, Inc., she knew they had to jump on the chance. A clothing boutique was something downtown Moline definitely needed.