Sunday, October 14, 2012

Friends Quilt Together

Yesterday was our monthly quilt group meeting at church. Our church is a Friends Church so we called our group "Friends Quilt Together".  It is a good name for us.
We had some old quilts yesterday that came from the family of 2 of our members. This quilt that Dorine and her niece Jamie are holding is from the 1940's and was made by Dorine's grandmother and that would have been Jamie's great grandmother. It was pieced on the machine and hand quilted.


This next quilt was made by Dorine's  great grandmother and has many different fabrics. The dark background fabrics are many different velvets. All of the hand stitching is done with one stitch and she used many different colors of Perle cotton. 
close up

Jamie is a new quilter and she has been coming to our meetings for a few  months. She got a little frustrated with some of our blocks of the month but that didn't  stop her. Dorine encouraged her to start with some more basic things and these next two quilts are hers. The first one was a charm pack and she went back later and  got the border fabric. the other quilt is a Christmas quilt. These are both in the flimsy stage. Jamie will be getting married soon and moving away for a while so we are happy to see that we didn't scare her off with our BOM. We think she is probably going to continue quilting where ever she goes.

Betty made these two quilts using our donated fabric. I think she started them at our retreat. Both of them are finished and went into to our caring closet.

 Elaine made this last lap sized quilt from  our donated fabric. The pattern was from a Missouri Star Quilt Company tutorial. It is in the flimsy stage in this photo but she layered it up, quilting it and sewed on the binding yesterday. It will go in our caring closet also.

I was not very productive yesterday but that is not unusual. I did  go through a box from our closet labeled "strips to cut" and after Elaine sewed her binding on she helped me. I  think when Dorine and I cleaned the closet we put stuff from various boxes in this box to be sorted and organized another time. There were a lot of strips of different sizes already cut and pieces that need to be cut and some things to dispose of. It still needs to be finished up but we separated things so we will be able to get it all organized next time.

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