Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wonderful Show & Tell

Wonderful Show & Tell!

My Beginning Rotary Star Sampler students basted quilts in their final class last Monday. They did a super job and I hope everyone will send me pictures of their quilted and finished project. Hope to see you in future classes!!!

Last night I taught the 4th installment of Jo’s ‘Little Women’ Club at Glad Creations, Quilt Block in Minneapolis, MN. We had great show n’ tell, laughed at the jokes of my son and husband and bought more fabric…Yay! Here’s a picture of the projects using Jo’s fabric.

Happy quilting,
Annemarie

Friday, May 20, 2011

A Couple Additions!

It has been a while since my last post. There are so many things that happen in a day. You would think that I’d have tons to write so why do I think I have nothing to say?

“It’s about time,” I said to myself, “sit down and write!” So here goes…..

Addition #1 - Last Monday we (husband, son and I) added a puppy to our family. She is a British Lab by the name of Tula. Our son named her…Tula, like the WWII Russian gun manufacture. I thought, Tula like the star character in the movie, My Big Fat Greek Wedding or like Tula Pink quilt patterns. I would rather think of those references not a gun manufacture. Anyway, she is wonderful and of course the cutest puppy ever (at least in this house). She is sleeping most of the night. But does she have a set of lungs on her!

Addition #2 - Thanks to my friend Laura the following additions come from her. These are of the quilt variety. My birthday was in April, April Fool’s day to be exact. Laura gave me 2 wonderful Redwork pieces for my collection. No history came with them so we can make up our own. I think they may have been pillow covers. There is a wonderful Kate Greenaway design on one of the pieces (see close-up). I am guessing they date to circa 1890.

Addition #3- I also credit Laura with a quilt I bought today. I have done a little research and it is called Garden Bouquet quilt, dated 1934, designed by Florence La Ganke (Nancy Page Quilt Club) dating back to the 1930s. Yes, there were quilt clubs back then too! It was a pattern published in the Minneapolis Tribune newspaper beginning October 1931. (The pattern appeared in other newspapers too.) You could call it a Block of the Month (sound familiar). The bird appliqu├ęs represent a ‘Meek’ bird and a ‘Saucy’ bird. Can you guess which one is which?

I am quite happy with my new additions. I just have to keep Tula away from the quilts (they are not chew toys!)

If you leave a comment I might write more often!

Happy quilting,

Annemarie