Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Quilt Guild

My new friend, Jan, invited me to her quilt guild last night. They meet monthly in a local church hall, and I believe there were at least 40 attending last night - including 3 men! Jan explained that one of the fellows is an expert at needle turn applique - I sure would like to take a class from him!

I took photos, but most didn't turn out very well. I apologize in advance to any who were attending if they see their quilt here! I promise to do better next time! The first two below are Sylvia's Bridal Sampler. Two friends began making them in July of last year. They are both stunning! I believe they have 90 blocks each and use many, many different techniques! And each person swapped a tiny bit of fabric to use in one block of each other's quilt - what a wonderful idea!


I loved this Christmas tree quilt - the quilter placed the fabric so it looks as though the tree is lit by the moon! They tiny dots are crystals!
This quilt has what is called a "split binding"! The front and back of the binding are different fabrics with a seam down the center! I couldn't believe how nice it looked! If anyone can briefly explain how this is done I would love to know!
This is my friend Jan's quilt (sorry it's blurry, Jan). She made it for a raffle for their sportsman's association. I wish you could see the elk and other foresty prints!
This is a cute baby quilt!
Here is a quilt that was designed in process. It is a gift for a bride and groom. All the corners are mitered and the print design matches - truly stunning work!
I wish this photo had come out better - it is so pretty!
Here is an interesting way to use scraps!

I definitely had a good time and will attend again!

23 comments:

Quilt Hollow said...

How fun....and 40 new friends!!

Jackie said...

Quilt guilds can be so fun and a great source for inspiration! Lovely show and tell.

Mary said...

Beautiful quilts. Thanks for sharing. Those are some talented new friends!

CJ said...

Sounds like an awesome guild! I'm with you, I love, love love that Christmas tree!

Jackie said...

Candace, all the quilts are just so beautiful. I especially love the Christmas Tree. The fabric choices really are stunning and I love how the snow falling is from the quilting as is the movement in the tree. Just gorgeous!

It looks like you have some very talented new friends!

Gran said...

Wow, a quilt guild and 40 new friends! I know they will love you in the guild. The ladies in your new area are talented quilters! Thank you for the look at their work!

Kay said...

How great that your new home has an active quilt guild. You'll enjoy that. The bridal sampler quilts are really impressive,

SewCalGal said...

I'm so very happy that you have found a local quilt guild that you can enjoy. I'm sure they are going to fall in love quickly with you, and realize how lucky they are to have you join them. You are so very talented and such a wonderful person.

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Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

So you're joining, right? :) Looks like there's a lot of talent in that guild. Thanks so much for sharing the mini quilt show!

Anne said...

Well, you are just getting settled in so quickly! Pretty soon you won't even give Seattle even a little thought! That's great...

Mel said...

Thanks for sharing the guild pics! Lots of nice quilters there - you'll fit right in!

Ulla said...

The guild will surely help you settle in! What a nice way to learn to know new friends.

Stephanie said...

What fantastic quilts from the group. 40 is a nice size. I belonged to a guild in CA that had over 100. We broke off into smaller friendships groups that met outside of the guild. 2 men in the guild! That last quilt qualifies as a string project. :o)

Kaaren said...

Every time I see a "show and tell" from a quilt guild meeting, I shake my head in wonder. There are so, so many talented gals and guys out there.

I look forward to my guild meetings every month. Looks like you found 40 new friends in one night, Candace. It's becoming more like home every day.

Cindy said...

Candace - I JUST, I mean JUST, bought that Christmas Tree pattern!!! I've been wondering and wondering about how I can find the perfect fabric to make it.

Did you learn anything about the purchase of fabrics for it?

I just loved it when I saw it and to know someone made it already makes me even more happy that I splurged to get it.

pratima said...

Wow! The quilts are stunning. There are so many talented quilters in your guild :)
Thank you for sharing beautiful pictures, Candace :)

Melanie said...

What a lovely evening you must have had. That strip star was a very good way of using up bits. I like it!

Will you join the guild? It will be a fun way of meeting new friends in your area.

Linda said...

So glad you enjoyed the evening. Loved the tree quilt.

Lisa D. said...

How great to be a part of such a talented guild! That tree quilt is amazing! Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Libby said...

What a great show and tell - the glow over the tree is just stunning!

Trisha said...

So glad you have new friends in your new area. Those SBS quilts are gorgeous. Thanks for the mini quilt show!

Anonymous said...

Oh my Candace what fabulous quilts!
I am so happy for you that you have the guild in your new neighborhood. What Fun!
Louise

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Amazing talent. Just amazing. The Dear Jane is awesome.