Wednesday, November 29, 2017

A day with quilting friends.....

.....brings joy, inspiration, and after sharing our projects our souls were also fed by needle and thread!

We gathered in Gail Berry's beautiful home, where the hospitality was warm and inviting.  Gail, shared this quilt which is making for her is just waiting for binding.

This is a pattern offered on my web site called Mattie's Quilt.  Another finish by Gail, also waiting for binding.

This clever quilt with airplane propellers, was made for a grand son who is crazy about airplanes.  The quilt had great airplane fabric on the back.  Notice the quilting which has clouds and planes quilted in to it.

Gail, will be teaching this stunning quilt at an upcoming retreat held annually at the lodge in Bryce Canyon National Park.

Paula, shared her Dear Jane quilt with us which she is hand quilting.  Leslie, brought her Jane Sickle quilt which is just about finished.  She also plans on hand quilting hers also.

Snow Bound, a long time favorite quilt was made by Paula and she will be teaching this at the retreat at Bryce.

Here, Leslie is sharing The Stars Are Shining, which is another of my designs.

Leslie, has her Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt put together, and in the process of hand quilting it.  We all loved that she used a variety of greens in putting the top together.

Bonnie, has made three of these Christmas quilts.  She was happy to report that she almost has the third one bound.

Love Flora's sweet elephant quilt.

Flora, also had a finish on this cheery little quilt which she has called, The Bride and Grooms quilt.  Very clever, in that it has the Brides Bouquet in the center and the Bow Tie on the border.

Flora purchased these Dresden Plate blocks at an antique store on one or her many traveling adventures.  She put them together in this absolutely delightful little quilts....

...and the fabric which she chose for the back is perfect.

Another finish by Flora....

....And still another.  She will be teaching this at the same retreat.

Denise shared this crisp looking Christmas quilt.  The three red trees represent the children her sister has.  Lucky sister!

I shared the three quilts I am working on.  I usually only work on one thing at a time, but I just couldn't contain myself.

I am enjoying applique.

I'm working towards a vintage summer looking quilt.  The stars are pieced without Y-Seams.

From Chief Tecumseh..."When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength.  Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living."


  1. You gals sure are busy. What wonderful shares!

  2. I love your appliqué flower blocks. Is it your design, and if so, is a pattern available? Thanks for sharing.

  3. Beautiful quilts 😊 do you think Bonnie would share the pattern she used for the 3rd. Christmas quilt? It would be so sweet for my grandkids beds at Christmas ......
    Thanks so much for sharing!!

  4. I sew enjoy your blog post. I love seeing your quilts. Thanks

  5. Hello....look forward to your post every day! Always a wonderful opportunity to see many beautiful things - not just quilts. Am fascinated by the framed piece hanging over the mantel...Are all those little people applique?
    I love what I can see of it!

  6. Such a talented group of ladies!! Beautiful quilts!!

  7. Beautiful quilts (really like that star quilt). Spending time with Kindred Spirits is just the best!