February 9, 2010

Skipping Christmas and January and on to February!!

Aaaah the month of LOVE . . . the love of quilting that is!!
Kudos to our hostess Andie (injured while preparing for our event) who persevered and delivered a day of fun for all, with clam chowder, chicken salad croissants, fresh vegetables, sugar cookies, and chocolate cake. Plus a take home bouquet of silk flowers for each of us. What would the menu have been if she was feeling well????
Our busy bee Michelle, as usual, had the most to share today.

One beautiful table topper for her mother-in-law--that Michelle quilted on her own machine. Always impressive! A cute Schnibbles wall hanging and another awesome purse for quilting supplies. Her talent and abilities are amazing, aren't they?

Elaine shared yet another new quilt pattern. She is always coming up with the best!
And also teaching a neighborhood quilt group. She's a whiz!

Showing off the quilt made from our first quilt block exchange, created from the Sonnet line, is little miss Debbie J and I do mean showing off!!
It's beautiful, sigh . . . look at all her extra blocks!

This is our most recent block exchange at Christmas. We used Simple Abundance. I (Heidi) wanted to try a different layout and showcase these beautiful blocks.

And here is my completed top of "Autumn House" by Bunny Hill, done from a block of the month kit.
My goal was to learn how to hand applique and I did!

Marene made this quilt for someone else. The quilting on it is all free hand on the long arm machine and it is unbelievable!!

Here are some shots of the crazy strip piecing action going on all over the place. These ladies were all part of the mayhem!

Kim and Becky toiling away.

"Oh, %#*#!"

And here's what you end up with! And only 38 more to go!

We missed our prez Debbie B who was supporting her daughter through a traumatic incident. Hope all is well now and we will learn how to make those darling pieced bags next month. And good luck to Marae on a speedy and (bloodless) recovery from vein surgery. We love you! And Carol who gets no sympathy because she is on a 3 week cruise, but we still missed you!

Valentine's Day dear friends! I love you all!