I “moderate” a monthly Open Sew at Village Fabric Shop. It’s a great group of young women. Earlier this spring they decided to have a quilt retreat at Lake Norman and they invited me to join them.
So here they all are. Steph, Carrie, Fowler, Mindy, Jennifer and Laura. Kinda pretty there isn’t it?
Jennifer, our host, decided to do a little free motion quilting.
She ended up with this beautiful table runner.
Mindy was working on her “critters” block of the month.
Here’s Laura’s block of the month.
Fowler made some more log cabin blocks.
Pink background. 🙂
Steph decided to finish up her machine quilting on this beauty.
And Carrie? It’s a surprise for a sweet little boy. I’ll post pictures later. I’ll post this beautiful clamshell instead. It belongs to her.
I explained the rules of retreat. Basically you need good snacks…
and a great group of women. A year ago, they did not know each other.
Now they will be participating in a round robin. HAHAHA They have swapped their center blocks and they will pass later this month during their Open Sew. So much fun to watch them want to do their best!
They will swap blocks for the second round in just a few days. I’ll keep you posted…
I teach a beginning quilt class at Village Fabric Shop. I LOVE beginners; they think I know everything! It really is fun to help them pick fabrics, learn to piece and then surprise themselves with their beautiful tops! Here are some of their creations. The pattern comes from Julie Herman’s book, Skip the Borders.This one belongs to Anne-Marie. Her 4-patch fabrics were a great pick.
Love it! She was in the shop just yesterday to pick her binding.
Amelia made this quilt for her grandchild. She’s getting ready to machine quilt it herself. It’s a happy quilt!
This Tula fabulousness belongs to Christi. The back of Christi’s quilt. Gina Allen quilted this for her.Steph’s beginner quilt. Don’t you love the set?? She and Anne-Marie (first picture) are besties and we had a great time in class!The pieced back. Love it! Gina Allen quilted this for her.This beauty belongs to Linda. It’s a grandson quilt and I know he will love it!
Linda sent me these pictures after I posted this page. Here’s her grandson enjoying his new quilt!
Front!Pieced back! Fabulous!
Here’s Jean’s beginner quilt. She used only eight fabrics. She has it basted and she’s planning on hand quilting it. Great looking!
Last, but certainly not least, is Laura’s lovely creation. Such a great set. She started binding it this week. Laura Davies quilted this for her.
Such beautiful quilts! A big thanks to my beginners…they aren’t beginners any more!!
We had our Serendipity Sampler block of the month class this week at Village Fabric Shop. Lots of progress!Kelly’s beautiful Serendipity Sampler blocks. #1#2. Look at the bird’s nest.#3 Just finished. Beautiful batiks on a beautiful background.
Here are her four blocks. All batiks. Beautiful!
Remember those “oak leaves” in Serendipity? Well, Kelly actually MADE them. Beautiful work.
Her husband made a “lazy Susan” pressboard. How cool is this? It rotates as needed so pieces are so easy to prep! I want one!
Here are Jane’s blocks. She’s working from a Tula collection. The brooms.The first block. Beautiful control!
All four blocks. She’s thinking about her layout. #1
#2 🙂 No bad choices here.
I trimmed her bird block for her. There’s a new tutorial on how to trim applique blocks under my tutorials tab if you want to check.
And then there’s this one. Sue’s absolutely fabulous finished quilt. Gina Boone quilted this for her. I saw it last week at Village Fabric Shop. Sue was choosing her binding. It is glorious.
Well done Sue!