Friday, August 31, 2012

So Many Quilts

Last Tuesday was Jo's "Little Women" club at Glad Creations Quilt Block.  We had lots of show and tell and lots of fun.  Here are some of the quilts and highlights of the evening...

Debbie, a past employee of Glad Creations and a prolific quilter she says she gets so much done because she eats lots of fruits and veggies.  She's a crazy hard worker and does perfect work.  Below is some of her handiwork. By the way...she likes to make two of all her small quilts!!!

Jane also brought  several wonderful quilts.  She likes taking Jo's patterns and re-arranging them to make bigger quilts or sometimes table runners.
Back side of one of Jane's quilts.  See the star fabric, it really cuts up well on the diagonal.  (So sorry the picture of the front side didn't turn out well)

Jane's "Raspberry Swirl" rendition
There were several examples of "Pottery Shards".  I gave each of my students a square of the 'ladies' fabric to include as an alternate square.  It's the gold one that looks like ladies faces in a row like a film strip.

Also, a few "Raspberry Swirls" showed up.

It was a really nice night!  Thanks to a great group of quilters!

Happy quilting!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Two Months - Lots of Quilts!

Thursday night's display - Antique ca. 1860s President's Wreath hanging for a back drop.  

July and August proved to be very exciting and interesting quilt months.

Minnesota Quilters asked me to present my 'Christmas in July' lecture for their July meetings.  It was a new lecture full of helpful hints on holiday quilt making, color and decorator secrets.  I had a ball and everyone in attendance had fun too.  Here are a few pictures of my quilt displays for the meetings.

Close-up of President's Wreath and decorating

Marie Webster kit quilt hanging as back drop

Close-up of bed topper made by Gladys from Glad Creations Quilt Shp

Preview of Sandy Klop's class for August (quilt pattern name:  Pretzel Party).  On the table charm pack for MN  Quilter's Holiday Brunch Challenge

Last Friday night I was very lucky to have had dinner with Sandy Klop and my friend Laura.  We ate at Tucci Benucch at the Mall of America.  The food and wine were sooo good and Sandy’s stories were fantastic.  Then on Saturday morning I attended the Minnesota Quilters meeting to hear Sandy’s lecture and see her 'American Jane' trunk show.  She is a pattern and fabric designer; her company name is American Jane.  Her website is   She brought 4 huge suitcases full of quilts!  Each quilt was enticed me and made me want to go home to sew.  I listened intently to Sandy's talk about her background and her stories of where she's been.  She spoke on how she became a designer and her current work with the Moda fabric company.  It was a VERY INTERESTING evening.  I enjoyed her thoroughly!  Hope to see her at Houston Fall Market!! 
Sandy and me.  This is my (unfinished) redwork quilt she designed.

Oh My Stars from American Jane

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Learn to Play by American Jane

Merry-Go-Round by American Jane

French Fox from American Jane

Happy quilting,