It is Flora's turn to be sheriff this year (the title is a whole story) and last week she presented the ideas for next year's quilt night programs. She started out by talking about our history and the number 20. Sorry Flora, I caught you mid sentence! And she gave out some "Turning 20" quilt books/patterns just for fun.
Flora had several members of our group bring sampler quilts. Next year we will have an opportunity to participate with everyone making sampler blocks and giving the ideas to other members in the group. I'm scheduled to help in September. The idea is to present a block in the 9 1/2" size and bring relevance of why we like that block.
The idea is also to use 20 different fat quarters in the sampler quilt. I think it will be so much fun. We will also have a block exchange, too but that is a different project.
This is Paula's quilt (the other Sheriff) and I know for sure it is my favorite Paula quilt. Our group did baskets a few years ago and I love how she posed the blocks.
The possibilities are endless as we could see from the sampler quilts brought to spark our interest.
Janice has a way with color. This is one of her first quilts (I think, after all it was last week, so this is not fresh in my mind). I'm very excited about our 20th year and joining in the events that are planned.
Then we had show-n-tell. This is a quilt based on our town. These are buildings and scenes from the city history. Sherry's sister made it. She now lives in California so this reminds her all the time of her roots in growing up here.
Gail had the funniest story about this cross stitch quilt. She made us all swear not to tell but I will say this quilt has significance and was started a LONG time ago!
Helen showed us her little pink quilt. In reality Helen never does anything "small". She's one of those amazing quilters.
Here is Gail with a quilt that was hand pieced from the late 19th century. She shouldn't have worried that her quilt took her that long to finish. The original creator of this quilt never even finished theirs.
I love the colors and I love spools.
Judi is the most amazing quilter - AMAZING. These next 2 quilts were my favorites. Judi's applique is unmatched. Usually she hand quilts everything but these 2 are machine quilted and are so incredible.
I fell in love with the "3 wise penguins". Judi is something else. For some reasons these blocks remind me of jewel boxes. I love richness and shapes.
A Baltimore quilt. Lovely.
What a fun Christmas Quilt.
Tricia from our quilt exchange brought her quilt - done, bound and labeled. The label was so cute. She made a mini cottage quilt. I was going to get a picture of it but didn't get a chance.
I love the candy corn quilt and the unexpected colors.
This is a quilt from Flora. I have this fabric, too. I need to get it made.
Great fabrics, and I love a snowball quilt. It shows off fabric so well.
This is from Mary Mashuta's quilt book, I think. I love it.
EDIT -Not Mary! But someone else I admire - Glenna!Judi showed the baby quilt she made with my kit. Thank you Judi!
Janice and her valentine quilt - all ready for next year. She has real vintage ribbon sewn into it.
A darling Christmas Quilt.
Okay. I had more pictures but most of those were blurred or were taken at the wrong moment. I need to probably sit 2nd row center next time. It is hard to get a good perspective on some of them.
Well girls, it is a new week. Our countdown to Christmas has begun. I finished my ornaments and we trimmed the tree during the holiday. Maybe I'll show that tomorrow.