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.

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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

Snowflakes

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.

A Place to Work

Having a space dedicated to your work is crucial.  I declared that I would not create any new pieces until the existing quilts were finished.  The tables are pushed together to give space for the quilts to rest while I do the stitching.  The following are results of two weeks of work.IMG_1138

Quilting Space

Quilting Space

Wedding Gifts

When it’s time for gift giving I love making something special for the occasion.  I made a table runner for the bridal shower and later was able to finish a wall hanging (three leaves) IMG_1091for the wedding gift.  In the rush to complete and wrap I forgot to take a photo of the completed table runner.  I was able to capture a quick shot at the shower.  Both pieces included blue tones that fit in the brides color scheme.  Wall hanging size 22 X 14.  I used techniques for appliqué  from one of my quilting classes.  Both patterns were found on All People Quilt, great website.

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