Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Today we had about 17 ladies--some came quite late but we ended up with a good sized group. Pat OR brought in the Sunbonnet Sue quilt made by her ladies at her apartment complex. Jo-Anne's partner, Terry, won it! She only buys raffle tickets in his name because he is always lucky--she's not. He won another quilt at a dinner one time, a big queen sized quilt! He is very lucky! Jo-Anne was pleased. She's planning on keeping it for herself.
We had lots of good food today. Two kinds of brownies, cookies, and lemon bars. Yum!
Tara from Amelia's Garden had given me a bunch of patterns that she no longer wanted so I brought those in as giveaways. And I'm trying to get rid of some magazines so brought those in. Unfortunately, I ended up taking a lot back home with me. I will probably take them for the Delmar guild's mini-mart in September if I can't get rid of them before then.
Today Pat and Fran were working on wool pieces. Christa was knitting a beautiful purple scarf, Ethel brought in her finished purple bag (I thought Winnie might walk home with it since she loves purple) and a block that will be made into a pillow for her granddaughter. Darlene was sewing the binding on a service quilt. Betty brought in a finished quilt for Albany med plus a couple of giveaways. On was a wooden tool. No one knew what it was until Ethel suggested that it was for darning holes in the fingers of gloves. Rosalind took it home to add to her collection of darning eggs. Rose was still making fancy dresses for her Victorian lady applique blocks. Jean brought in a crazy fan block. She started making this quilt in 2000. A UFO whose time had finally come.
We decided that we would once again sell items at the library book sale in September.
Lots of fun today.

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

13 ladies attended today. Pat L. delighted us all with a preview of her walrus quilt which she is making from a drawing done by her grandson. His 2 favorite things in the world are walruses and donuts so this quilt will have both on it. She's working on the walrus now and start looking for some donut fabric in the meantime. It's going to be really cute. I didn't take a picture. Maybe next time she brings it in. Joyce was sewing the binding on the quilt which she and I made in the Iron Quilt challenge. It will be displayed at the Village Quilters quilt show in a couple of weeks. I was sewing sleeves on a couple of my quilts that will be in the show. Jo-Anne is still plugging away at her turquoise scarf. Jean is making a reverse applique schoolhouse block. It will be fantastic when she puts the whole quilt together. Can't wait to see it. I really need to get down to the other end of the table because I don't see what people at that end are working on. Today I was concerned with getting these sleeves on though. After Nimblefingers a local man, John Davis came in and talked to us about his quilt which is a crazy quilt made by his great grandmother. It is from the 1890s, has phenomenal work and is still in good shape. He invited us to come over to see it.

It was amazing. The colors are vibrant, the embroidery is exquisite. There are 4 large fans in the corner and many small fans throughout the quilt.
There was some ribbon embroidery and some of the thread was a chenille.
The photos don't do it justice. Especially my camer which can't focus correctly. But the stitching was truly accomplished. His sons house was also very interesting. It was an old farmhouse which they have fixed up. It was very nice. And Mr. Davis' granddaughter had made some truly delicious mint brownies for us which we ate with iced tea on their very comfortable porch. It made for a really nice visit and we appreciate Mr. Davis' willingness to share his quilt and his sons home with us.