Monday, April 26, 2010

April Show and Tell

Here are the beautiful quilts shown during the general meeting in April. 
"Snail's Trail in My Secret Garden" by Delma Baldridge - This wonderful quilt is a UFO from Delma's stash!  It is a 3 year old UFO, I'm sure she's thrilled to have finished!  She used lots of pretty flower fabrics to complete it.  Great job!
"Mary Engelbrite Panel Quilt" - by Linda Roskelly - This cute Mary Engelbrite panel was the only thing that Linda bought this year!  This darling quilt was completed with her stash for her 40th (!!!!) grandchild to be born in May - it only took her 'a couple of days' Wow!
"Mary Engelbrite Style" by Linda Roskelly - Another amazing 'challenge' quilt, she said it only took her a week - you are an amazing woman, Linda!
"Batik & Black" by Linda Roskelly - A challenge quilt - all from her stash!  This amazing multicolor batik is all from one fabric, the colors just keep changing over the bolt - neat!
"Paul's Leftovers" by Margaret Gray - This gorgeous little quilt is made from the leftovers of an autograph wedding quilt that she made for a co-worker. Konda Luckau's latest book inspired this quilt.  Grays, blues, greens, stars - wow!
"Modified Kim Diehl Design" by Margaret Gray - This beautiful quilt is based on a pattern by Kim Diehl.  She made it with Civil War reproduction prints and with a pieced border.  It is her husband's quilt.  9 patch/double 9 patch on point.
"Ready to Ride" by Debbie Parker - This adorable cowboy quilt is for a lucky boy! It has little bandannas that really tie, boots and cowboy hats, of course!
"Starry Starry Night" by Marilyn Steele - This beautiful quilt was a 'design as you go' quilt.  She made it at a KNOTTs retreat (last month!).  The fun, bright colors were requested by her granddaughter.  Great job, Marilyn!
"Tulip" by Sheila Alvord -  This is a "rescue quilt" that Sheila bought the blocks from a Butte, Montana antique store.  Hand appliqued and Sheila was able to finish it when she some matching fabric last year. Way to go, Sheila!
"Medallion" by Sheila Alvord - This is a Fons & Porter pattern.  All scraps!  Laurel did the paper-piecing, since Sheila doesn't like to - nice!  An amazing quilt!
"UFO" by Sheila Alvord - This quilt is a UFO from 1953!!! It is an early 50's scrap pattern with a mean block!  It came in a farm magazine and she made it with scraps from her kids' clothes!  Wow!
"Mariner's Compass" by Lisa Dunn - Lisa made this stunning quilt from a "Quiltsmart" pattern that she purchased at Guild meeting last month, where Carmen Geddes told us about this amazing product.  Wonderful!

"Stashbuster Quilts" by Pauline Persson - Pauline made both of these beautiful quilts from her stash!  One is flower fabrics with white trim and the other is with black trim.  Her daughter saw the black one and said 'You can make that, Mom' - so Pauline did!

"Unequal Nine-Patch" by Patti Kiser - This neat quilt has a top from 1910 that Patti received from her Mother-in-Law.  She thinks it's ugly, but got it appraised quilted and appraised and it's worth over $400!  It has 11 inch unequal large centered nine patch blocks.  No sashing or borders.
"Crown Jewel" by Margaret Cooper - This silky whole cloth quilt was quilted by Laurel Roth of Nephi.  The quilting is of the Manti Temple, where Margaret's daughter got married.
"Around the World, Scrappy" by Margaret Cooper - The bride's grandma, Lola Cooper, has left a quilt top for her granddaughters, for their wedding.  They get to choose one when they get married.  Her grandma passed away in 2002.  Quilted by Laurel Roth.
"Pioneer Picnic" by Margaret Cooper - This quilt was pieced by the bride as a teenager, they added borders and it's ready for the wedding! Quilted by Konda Luckau.
"Wedded Bliss" by Margaret Cooper - Made for her daughter, Chelsea and her husband for their wedding. Quilted by Konda Luckau - busy month, Margaret!
"Little Lambs" by Karlene Riggs - This adorable fuzzy lamb quilt is for a lucky baby.  Karlene also made this all from her stash - great job!

Monday, April 12, 2010

March Hospitality Table

This month's Hospitality Table was provided by Francine Berrett (Our President Elect). Here she is by her beautiful Baltimore Album quilt.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Carmen Geddes-Quilter's Forum

This month at Quilter's Forum Carmen Geddes shared a method she is passionate about call Quiltsmart. It is piecework using fusible interfacing as a foundation. It was fun to see the many patterns available and learn from Carmen. She wants to have a whole room of quilts one day and feels that Quiltsmart helps her get complicated and traditional patterns done quickly and precisely. You can learn more about it here.