Shrinky, Stretchy, Pliable Patchwork with Barb Mortell — well, we shrank, we stretched, we even proved ourselves pliable, or at least that our skills are. Wonky proved to be a great deal of fun and the day flew. I won the (self-awarded) prize for the smallest wonky blocks, 2 inch wide courthouse steps. Myra’s blocks-in-progress are just below to the right—and yes, we were using the same shirt fabric, having exchanged sleeves from the men’s shirts we’d each collected from family and $2 shirt days at the Sally Ann!
Laurel (give me the shirt off your back) Hickey
A few of our talented quilters and their inspiring work.
If you have a story behind your Show and Tell quilts that you’d like to share with everyone, please email the newsletter editor.
Photos by Norinne McCaffrey
A few of our talented quilters and their beautiful quilts and wall hangings. If you have a story behind your Show and Tell quilts that you’d like to share with all of us, please email me.
Hi Fellow Quilters… If you have not heard about the Missouri Star Quilt Company you are in for a delightful experience. It is a website which offers a whole bunch of tutorials on quilting and sewing. I have made several of their quilts: the jelly roll race quilts, the disappearing hourglass and the disappearing pinwheel quilts. And there are multiple versions of each of these.
Try going to the website only if you have a bit of time otherwise you might be late for an appointment or you might burn your dinner. You get my drift. Have fun!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgcvWMEnOH8 (check out the choices in the right-hand list of videos)
Hi everybody, I hope you’re all enjoying the summer as much as I did! I’ve been sewing all summer making gifts. As you’re reading this, I’m in Brazil visiting family, so I decided to show-and-tell through this newsletter! Here are some of the quilts I’ve made. The square quilt is a queen-size quilt for my newly-married niece. This was my own design, and I got my inspiration from a Damien Hirst painting. The kangaroo quilt was also my own design, and is the second free motion quilt I’ve made. This is a gift for a cousin that lives in Australia. The heart quilt is for my brother who had a stroke several years ago. Have a great meeting, and I’ll see you all in October!
Krista Hennebury talked about the Modern Quilting movement and the writing of her book, Make It, Take It, showing projects from the book and selling (and signing) copies as well.
As I love going to workshops, on my to-do list before the end of summer is making the Ultimate Equipment Tote from Krista’s book (bottom photo) for my large cutting mat and rulers, all of which tend to flop around in a shopping bag while being transported.
Instructor: Susan Purney Mark
Left: the first blocks from three of the black and white quilt tops under construction. Next page: more quilt blocks under construction.
Photos by Jane Andrew and Laurel Hickey
The last workshop for Canadiana in Cloth with Dianne Stevenson is in June. Over the past months, participants have created a variety of blocks with a Canadian twist, enough in some cases for a sampler quilt. From Anne Pelton: “Great series! We have all loved it.”
Photos by Anne Pelton
After the enjoyment and challenges of a workshop or other guild event, it’s fun—and inspiring—to see people bring their completed projects for Show and Tell.
If you have a story to go with your Show & Tell quilt, please let me know.