Saturday, March 29, 2014

Misty Mountain Quilt Guild, Blairsville, GA

This Blairsville, GA quilt guild, Misty Mountain, deserves four stars for their attendance and organizational skills on a snowy spring day. How clever to run their own power point program, more than once, as members congregate, eat a lovely buffet and get settled. It included their financial report, recent quilt gatherings, upcoming events, challenges and deadlines. It was a pleasure to present my "Live and Learn" lecture and show off many quilts never seen on TV or books.
 Of course, the Show and Tell brought out all their latest stitches and some wonderful quilts.
 Nancy Jensen, from one of my JC Campbell classes, was able to show off a completed Diamond Dazzle wall hanging. Mission accomplished--



National Quilt Day, Hendersonville, NC 2014

The Hendersonville Mall comes alive with quilts every March for one Saturday. This year the challenge was to create a wall hanging using a yellow fabric with the theme of your initials.

 It was pleasant to spend an afternoon sewing on buttons using my # 18 foot for my Bernina. If you go to the www.WeAllSew.com  web site you will see my quilt, entitled"God Save The Queen"
For further explanation of the Western North Carolina Quilt Guild day also check out:
http://www.westernncquilters.org/galleries/national_quilt_day2014/index.shtml
 Here are a few of my favorites from the exhibit. Ruth Eaton glorified the road runner bird with running shoes and lots of quilting.
 I loved the simplicity of the lion using that curved two patch system.
Bargello patchwork takes on a resort beach character with a rising sun over the waves. How clever!

Lake Logan PTA Quilt Retreat, March 2014

Everyone at our Lake Logan quilt retreat comes with a plan--scraps cut, bobbins filled and we stitch, give mini demos, knit more, chit chat, music and it takes two blogs to brag on the results.

 Judy did a pastel arrangement with soft floral prints and sage green--very sweet.
 Kate tried my enlarged Trip Around the World with 19 different scrap fabrics. Waste not, want not!
My rendition is a Cowboy, western theme to be my Nine Circle Ranch project next August in Gallatin Gateway, Montana. Check it out www.ninequartercircle.com  Bring your husband, the fishing, hiking and riding are wonderful.

PTA Lake Logan Quilt Retreat, March 2014

Our Professional Textile Artists group turns out the quilt tops in just two days. In between some knitting stitches, Rummikub, good eats and drinks here is just a sample.

 Mary completed an amazing wedding quilt top in yummy lavender batiks. I called it "Asparagus"
 Barbara and Leigh Ann both worked on a cool scrap quilt they saw demonstrated on Nancy Zeiman's show, by Tula Pink.
 Look for Lynne's cool quilt up on the Parkway at the Pisgah Inn along with a fine selection of members quilts for sale.