Shop sample at Stitchin Post
Now returning to the guild’s program where I left off last…go and make yourself a lovely cup of tea and return, sit comfortably, take a break from the sewing machine or your knitting/crocheting/ weaving/spinning and have a look at more OH’s, AHA’s, and WOW’s. I always have such a good time at these meetings. The best part, aside from sharing tips and tricks, is definitely the show and tell. What would a gathering of quilters be without show-and-tell? Here are a few more treats from the evening!
This quilt above, very timely for the day after Mother’s Day, was a tribute Candy Woods made for her mom,
Earring worn by her mom…and buttons from her clothing.
started a couple of years ago at a Mary Lou Weidman’s workshop (please correct me if my recollection is wrong…it’s a long night!)
A shoe-a-holic Candy’s mom once was!
I first met Candy a couple of years back at a Mount Bachelor Quilt Guild monthly meeting when she was the speaker of the evening.
I made an immediate connection when she accounted for her knitting journey–sweater adventures–really nothing to do with this post but I couldn’t help make a post without a mention of knitting, right?!
Candy’s mom was a knitter.
The memory quilt was made from old material, personal keepsakes,
She was a writer…
a seamstress, cat-lover (a strayed one she took in,) a woman with many passions…like fishing.
gardening (roses in particular)…
…a form of art that will pass from generation to generation telling stories about Candy’s mother. What a wonderful tribute and a lovely quilt!
A world-traveler…some of the places she’d been too.
The giant piece of art cloth, filled with pictures of cat, flowers, places her mother had lived, activities she enjoyed/involved in. All items were brought together to represent the life of a well-loved woman…great/important document.
someone who looked forward to next bingo night.
The folk-art quilt has its own character and feel. Candy’s mom used to hold an empty bag open during full moon, in open field, and recited the titled verse. It must’d worked…‘cuz she won bingos, raffles all the time.~~said Candy.
Now you know why…next time you see a lady with an empty bag open
…during full moon…in the middle of the street LOL
The quilt is full of character and feel…just like Candy’s mom. So are these pincushions
Not sure what to do with extra Dear Jane blocks? How about a pincushions?
Keep up the wonderful, creative work, Candy!
It is always so much fun to get a bunch of quilters together! I heard several people commenting how much of an inspiration it was to see everyone else’s work, especially at this time of year.
The challenge for this clever quilter was incorporating new into the limited amount of vintage navy fabrics she acquired.
Don’t see a design you like?
…graph your own!
Personally, I enjoy seeing ideas on how quilters incorporate their loved ones’ clothing and memorabilia into a quilt to wrap yourself and keep yourself warm with memories.
This quilter made a wedding gift for her daughter who lives in sunny California and loves flip-flop’s
…a quilt that her daughter will sure use and treasure!
There has been no shortage of lovely quilts on display for Show and Tell
Wish I’d taken a photo of the matching backing Sally chose…just so darn cute to miss!
It was a long program, but, glad to catch Sally’s whimsy, fun quilt. Bug Jar tutorial is avaiable here.
perfect for a last-minute baby shower gift.
Not into bugs? Simply fill your jar with anything you like…candy, cookies, flower fairies, dogs, cats, even people LOL
Next guild night speaker will be Karla Alexander. Come along on Wednesday, May 25, at Stitchin Post and enjoy what I am sure will be a wonderful Show n Tell with such an amazing group of quilters. Check out what the guild ladies have been working on. They never cease to impress. Styles are so varied and all are welcome.
Could any place possibly be more abuzz with quilting activities than central Oregon? Less than wonderful weather indeed have its advantages however. I, for one, got a ton of quilting fabric washed and dried for a quilt-along with April and her friend Dana.
480–5″ charms/squares washed, dried, and sorted…24 more to cut/process!
My UFO’s still outnumber finished projects in past few weeks. But, I’m making headway. Honest. See it for yourself, tomorrow.
Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!