I took over 60 pictures! So I'm going to split last night up into part I and part II. Today's post - part I - will be show-n-tell with some of our local quilters. And then tomorrow's post - part II - will be the trunk show by Joyce Weeks, a local quilt artist and pattern maker.
Part I - show-n-tell:
This is a darling quilt by Janeen. The colors couldn't be cuter. I love the blocks and I really liked her background fabric bohemian something. I should probably take notes since I forget so many details by the next day.
This is a darling quilt by one of our quilters and she used strips from our jelly roll exchange last year and the pattern is Bonnie Miles' jelly roll pattern. The border on this looked almost like crushed velvet, even close-up.
This is an original design by Leslie Ison, a Utah quilt artist and pattern designer. She made this as a family memory quilt. Her mother is one of 17 children and on the bottom you will see all her mother's siblings are pictured. The quilt is really a work of art.
I can't remember now how old her mother is but I think most of the siblings are still around. Its such an incredible quilt. She is quilting it by hand and it is all basted so she can quilt it on the go. You can see only the very top of it is quilted.
This is an Eagle Scout memory quilt to commemorate Gina Barney's son getting his Eagle Scout award.
You can see Gina here on the right. I think the mom's earn the award! But this is a beautiful quilt. Gina is very good.
This quilt is huge and I mean HUGE. I couldn't capture the whole thing in the camera. Its a quilt by Judi in our group. The border fabric was her inspiration point.
I had to include Judi's cute yellow shoes and red nail polish. It just looked so cute next to the quilt as she was telling us about it. Judi's friend Nedra (who used to come to our group before she moved) has a new quilting blog called Cactus Needle. Nedra is an amazing quilter and you should check out her blog. Its brand new and I know she will be showing us great things.
This is Kim in our group and she and her daughter Natalie have a blog too called Bitty Bits and Pieces. Go check it out. Kim is a great quilter and always brings wonderful show-n-tell. This one is just in time for July 4th.
This is such a darling idea. These are Ty plushies made into little soft snugly lovies with minkee. She cut the stuffed animal in half and then sewed them to the edges of the minkee. She's a new grandma for the first time and had several really cute things she made for her new grand baby.
This is the back. These green roses are just incredible. Look how great the back and front look together.
This is a quilter's applique project. The pattern is a Cotton Way from Camille or her mother. She's in the applique stages and its going to be a darling quilt.
She just does such a super job with these quilts. It always impresses me because its something I would never tackle. Syd's husband is a pilot and used to work for American Airlines. Syd made a memory quilt from old uniforms from pilots and stewardesses and things about the airline. I wish I had a picture of it. It was stunning. There were parts of shirts and appliqued wings and collars and parts of wool blazers in it. It was auctioned off at a charity event (I think) and purchased by someone that worked in the airlines. Anyway her work is incredible.
Edit - I think it isn't American Airlines now that I posted this. It's one that went out of business, Pan Am? Sorry.
There was more show-n-tell but not all pictures work out with me behind the lens. More tomorrow on the trunk show portion of our quilt night.