Quilt Guild Meeting Today

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.


Dinner Table Runner

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.IMG_0995


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.

Center Stage

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.