That Alpine Group May 2009

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Tuesday night was my night with the Alpine Group girls and it was fun like always. Flora had planned a night to sit at tables, work on projects and chat. Well more chatting than working went on. In fact we got pretty loud. But I think that just meant we all had so much fun catching up with each other. I brought my green and pink quilt to bind but I admit I only made a few stitches in between talking and taking pictures. And speaking of pictures - they turned out lousy. I've had problems in the past taking pictures in the Red Church cultural hall and I forgot about that and should have put my camera in a different mode. Oh well. I got a few but some great projects were not captured.

Debbie made a mini chicken quilt for her daughter's friend. Super cute.
Here is my great friend Tricia. Even though Tricia lives about a block from where I work we didn't know each other until the cottage block exchange. Tricia is so much fun. This is a quilt she started on a quilt cruise. I've always thought a quilt cruise would be great fun. Tricia has only been quilting a couple years but let me tell you she's good. She really has mad skills and a good eye. I love this quilt. This is Judy's quilt. Judy is an award winning quilter. This is a quilt to be sold for a charity Judy belongs to. The charity cares for handicapped children so parents and families can have a date night.
This is Judi's (another Judi) quilt. Judi is not only a good quilter but such a kind and classy lady. I'm really loving the colors here and it is making me want to put away my red and yellow for some deeper tones.
Oh dear I forget who owns this quit. Diana? Lori? Someone else? I guess this shows I talked too much. It is lovely though. Forgive me for not paying attention. If you Alpine girls prompt me on the quilt owners when I don't know, I'll edit the posts to get things right. I know this picture looks really out of focus but if you look at the people in the photo you can see it really isn't. The colors all blended together to make the quilt have such a stunning appearance. And unfortunately, yet again, I forget who belongs to this quilt.
This is Lori's quilt that her grandmother made. It is beautiful but hasn't ever been washed and it has some staining. Lori is trying to get the quilt cleaned and was asking for suggestions. It is just lovely. After seeing this one I was back to wanting my red and white.
I feel so bad my picture of the other side of this quilt didn't turn out. This is Laurel's quilt. I took a class from Laurel a couple years ago. She's got skills that I can only dream about. The back was curved piecing and fabulous. Can you believe she made a 2 sided pieced quilt! And it isn't one of those quilt as you go patterns either. Having just done some curved quilting I am always humbled by those that do it right and certainly Laurel and Jody do that. Maybe Kim has pictures on her blog?
This is a quilt started a couple years ago that was a month by month block from when Paula was the sheriff of our group. Paula loves teeny tiny pieces. I won't comment more on that! Whose quilt is this? (sorry) It is lovely.
My dear friend Flora encouraged those that wanted to participate in our group to make a quilt from my Cascading Blocks and stripes pattern. Flora is always in my corner and supporting my efforts. This month several quilts were shown using my pattern. And Flora gave me these sweet cream and sugar bowls just because she's so nice to me. Thank you Flora. What would I do without her? The quilt in the background is my pink and green version made from that same pattern (I'm still binding it) and I'll show it next week when I am done.
Here is Dianna and she's showing her version. She used children's handkerchiefs to border it. Sweet! It turned out really darling. I thought that handkerchief idea was great.This one is Lori's version of the quilt. Terrible picture but lovely lovely quilt. The colors are soft and sweet. Isn't it amazing how different fabric makes a quilt look totally different.
And speaking of something being unique. This is Flora's quilt with my same pattern. She used Kaffe fabrics. I can't believe how rich this quilt turned out using a completely different color palette. Again, these colors are making me want to make a darker quilt. Love it Flora! Janean came bearing a gift for me. This is a candle keeper beehive. Janean is always doing something nice for others. The hive opens up and you can put a candle inside and burn it inside the hive. Pretty special and picked out just for me. Thank you Janean. I'll get you back!

I have the best group of ladies to enjoy. They make me a better quilter and enrich my life. Just like so many of my online quilter friends. I veryblessed.

-nanette

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24 comments

Simone de Klerk said...

Some great quilts!

Thimbleanna said...

Great show and tell as always Nanette. It's so cool that so many girls are making your pattern. I love that small applique quilt too.

Sherri said...

What a great group...and how much fun you all must have each month when you get together!

madrekarin said...

They are all beautiful quilts. :)I'm with you on the red and white- it's my favorite combo ever!!

Joanna said...

Nanette, I love Flora's quilt in the Kaffes - it really shows off your pattern! I love it when you do the posts about your group. I also find it funny that it could be in any rec hall in any chapel around the world lol!!!

Jill said...

Another delightful & inspiring blog!!!You DO have a wonderful group of friends!! I really had to look hard at Flora's quilt-I don't think I'd have realized it came from the same pattern!!! Thanks for sharing!!

w&v said...

V. here...
How fun!!! Great quilts and What a fun day to see your pattern made by so many friends. PS. don't leave your yellow and reds Thanks!! V.

Susan said...

I like to jump around with color so I can have some fun with it all. Right now dutch blue is my favorite but so is red and white, Civil War, 1930's...
Thanks for sharing.

Laura said...

Wow! Such talent. I love these posts about your group because I get to see so many wonderful quilts!

Jackie said...

What a talented group of ladies. All of the quilts are fantastic! I just can't decide which one I like the best.

Candace said...

Was that the loud gabbing and laughing I heard all the way here in WA state - LOL!! I always look forward to your Alpine gals post, Nanette! Such a great and talented group!
Cheers!

Trisha said...

It is so fun to have a local group of quilters to get together with. I love a good show and tell, thanks for sharing.

dotti white said...

Nanette...I love the pictures and the beautiful quilts. I love that you all work together to share your talents and become better! Isn't that part of what life is all about?! Have a great weekend!

Dawn said...

I love the one Trisha made!! The beehive it too cute! What a fun group!

sarahmurray said...

I love getting to see all of the fabulous quilts from all of these talented ladies. Each one is an inspiration. And how cute is that beehive?! Love it. x

Darlene said...

Such a talented group of women! So much eye candy,thank you for sharing,Nanette!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Nannette, I'm sure they feel blessed too with your company. What a great group and I loved the show.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

Carol said...

What an incredibly talented group...thanks so much for the show and tell.

Fiesta said...

wow! Thanks for sharing Nanette

Kaaren said...

What gorgeous quilts from some very talented ladies.

Now that red and white one. It's a good thing I wasn't there. (wink)

Thanks for sharing, Nanette.

Cheryl said...

I really enjoyed this quilt show!
What wonderful quilts and great friends!! I also love that red and white one, and your beeive candle...so cute!

Messy Karen said...

what a great idea for everyone to have tried your cascading pattern. they all were very nice.

Carrie P. said...

What great quilts. I really like Tricia's quilt a lot.

Nan said...

Deeeee-lightful as always, Nanette! Such talented ladies in your group, and such inspiration for me.
I love the gifts you received - I do believe quilting friends are the best!