What’s a “Pop-Up Quilt Show”, you ask? Well, it’s a quilt show that is totally unexpected.
We gathered up quite a few double-knit quilts from members and friends and lined the walkway with colorful fun! So unexpected!! Guests and members loved the display. It was a cheerful, happy way to bring guests into the building. And when the weather looked like rain, we brought them inside and covered the tables with them.
What fun it was to see everyone’s quilts! Enjoy the Show & Tell for this month.
Moda blockheads 2 quilt in teals and corals; new block every month; quilted by Deb.
“Forgotten Beauty;” started 12 years ago at a two-day retreat; New York beauty; pipping in the binding; quilted by Alice Allinson.
Graduation present quilt for the daughter of their deceased pastor friend, Richard Schlueter; quilted by Wanda Cagle; has pockets in which Mom will place written notes and memories from her dad; quilt shows highlights of his life.
“Triangle Salad” design of Shelly Pagliai; calls her version “Chopped Salad with Black Olives;” bias binding made with four colors (used the big square method for making bias binding); quilted by Shelly Pagliai.
Quilt for an air force veteran made with scraps from Diane Bloskovich and pieces of chicken fabric.
Patriotic quilt made from pieces purchased at Nana’s Corner.
Quilt composed of chicken pieces.
Stash quilt made up of four patches in colors surrounded by black and white.
Quilt with teal and black; pieced backing; quilted by Wanda Cagle.
Quilt top for brother who moved to Montana; buffalo panel surrounded by Indian motifs.
This month’s program was given by Rose Marie Smith and Kay Beach on the quilts of Gee’s Bend. Both ladies made their own version of a Gee’s Bend quilt, shared their thoughts on the process of making each one, and read excerpts from a book about the original quilt makers.
Thank you, Rose Marie and Kay for a great program!
The Show & Tell tonight was wonderful. We had a great variety of quilts and most all of the “Seeing Spots” quilts (or parts of quilts) from those who attended the Carl Hentsch retreat. Thanks to everyone for bringing their quilts to share. What wonderful inspiration to all!
The December Christmas party was a big hit! A big thanks to our Christmas Party committee for a successful event.
“We had a great Christmas Dinner/Party in December thanks to the hard work and planning of the Christmas Committee (Kim, Maria, Deb, Alice, Andrea, and April). Congratulations on a job well done! The decorations were gorgeous, the food was delicious, the entertainment and games were great and the fellowship was the unsurpassed!” — Brenda Moore, President
We had a great program on how to make Rope Baskets, given by Deb Freese and Barb Roberts. Deb demonstrated how to start a basket and build layers onto the basket. She also shared how to wrap fabric over the rope for an added effect. Barb shared many examples of finished baskets and different styles of hot mats. Kits were available for purchase, too.
There are loads of pictures to enjoy. So, sit back and be inspired. (The photos from the Show & Tell are at the end.)