Guilds have so much to offer, training, friendships, presentations, service projects, and very informative speakers. It is a must do for quilters. If you have not attended a guild meeting check one out in your area. The speaker today was Sandy Maxfield, SandyStarDesigns.com, from the Virginia Quilt Museum in Harrisonburg.
Interesting tidbit, of the 98 people at the meeting about half use Facebook and online pages for informations, etc. I was the only person with a blog.
I belong to the PPQG (Peninsula Piecemakers Quilt Guild). We have a day and a night chapter which makes it convenient to attend.
The pattern is easy, but when you student says she wants to make it, you need to make sure it works. This 48 X 20 table runner was quick project. Used fat quarters from my stash and other pieces that coordinated. Free-motion stitching with varied thread.
I finished this quilt a few days ago. I made the promise to the AKA Sorority to do this (must learn to say no). It took 93 hours to complete the 15 inch blocks and do the quilting for the 81 X 98 inch quilt. Used the extra wide fabric designed for backing. Will use it again, saves on piecing the backing.
It has been almost a year since I posted completed pieces. Not sure where the time has gone. Following are wall hangings, baby quilts, table runners, & handbags, all completed since my last posting. There are probably others that will be added soon.
I took the class for the quilt in June. It is part of the list of quilts I promised to finished before September. I did it – all pieces completed August 31st. This quilt is made using jelly rolls. I added additional boarders and did some extensive stitching in the boarders. Completed size 67 X 66.
A dear friend has a new job and will be leaving the Hampton Roads area so I put this table cover together for her to take along with her. The pattern is from one of those little pieces that you find a the check out register in the quilt store. I added the additional outside border to bring the Red, White and Black colors together. Finished size 29 X 29; took about 8 hours to complete. Number four on the list of projects to complete.