Saturday, April 17, 2010

A Quilty Kind of Day


What happens when you get a good group of quilt bloggers together with lots of the their quilty projects...a whole day of fun! This is the whole group...from left to right Paula, Michelle, Rae Ann, Glenna, Dawn, Me, Nanette, Nedra, and Lori.  We had sew much fun! Most of us took a class from Lori on applique' and worked on one of her newest designs...mine is almost finished...I'll show it next time!

Clockwise from top left--Paula, Nanette (Freda's Hive), and Michelle (Paula and Michelle are Nanette's sisters--she's trying to convert them to quilting);  Nedra(Cactus Needle Quilts) and Rae Ann (Cutie Pinwheel and Stash Manicure); Dawn (Piece and Love) and Glenna (Hollyhock Quilts); Lori (Bee in my Bonnet), Rae Ann, and Nedra---notice the cameras...they were out all day! Rae Ann was so much fun...it was my first time meeting her, and you couldn't meet a nicer person!



Lori shared with us her wonderful applique' block carrier.  She covered a mailing tube with cute fabrics and then lays out the blocks, rolls them up, and ties with a ribbon.  The inside of the tube can be used to store the applique layouts...such a great idea!


Everything Lori had was cute...on the left are her Fig Tree basket blocks she's working on...and on the right is her sewing box...the cutest one I've ever seen!


And these are some of Lori's earliest applique' blocks...a Barbara Brackman design, I believe.

These blocks out of American Jane fabrics were what Glenna was working on...it was great that Glenna was in town and Nanette arranged for her to meet with us.  We all had fun asking her about feedsacks, her fabric, and her designs...she was a delight to talk to and had a wealth of information to share.


Nanette brought along her "Going to Market" quilt...I had to take lots of pictures...I just love this quilt! 

 I can't wait to share the project we worked on...it's so cute--hoping to finish most of it today!  And I have to say I learned so many wonderful tips about applique' yesterday...Lori is an excellent teacher!  More soon--have a great weekend!

30 comments:

Jackie said...

Way too envious here of your quilty meet up!! All very talented and fun quilters!! Would have love to been a fly on the wall. Wait, no, I wish I was there with all of you. Great time, great projects. Thanks for sharing.

Trinola said...

Oj oj her var det mye vakker quilting ,o)
Flotte arbeider -----

Darlene said...

Oh what a fun day with wonderfully talented ladies.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh my goodness all of you wonderful women in one place! I would never get anything done! I would just listen as everyone talked and soaked up all the knowledge coming from such talented girls. It looks like a wonderful day!!

Homer and Queen said...

So cute and love the sewing box! Now I am going to sic my psycho sister on you. She wants help cutting our a quilt. HAHAHA

Carol said...

What an absolutely wonderful day! How fun to live near all of those wonderfully talented women!

paulette said...

What gorgeous work!! Thanks for sharing!!
Paulette

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Sounds like the perfect day...

Sandra Henderson said...

such beautiful, bright and cheerful projects! Very inspiring!

ivoryspring said...

That looks like absolute fun, Sherri!

Quilt Hollow said...

I think it is fantastic to be living to close to such wonderful talent! How fun for all of you!

Millie said...

What a fun day with great friends and quilts to share.

Cardygirl said...

Sounds like a wonderful day. Lots of treasures to see & fun company. All of the applique is beautiful...oh I wish there were more hours in a day!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Oh My you are one lucky girl to have been there and done that with "those" girls!!!!
Love the pictures--will be waiting for the rest of the story---
Hugs, Di

Little Lady Patchwork said...

Gosh I am jealous! I love all of those ladies, especially Glenna and Nanette :0)

What a great way to spend the day.

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

So much talent in one room, what fun. Thanks for sharing all the fun photos and I could just hear all the laughter.
Love your potholders below.

michelle said...

Sherri, it was great meeting you and spending time doing a project. You are such a talented person and I can tell if I lived near you we would be friends. Thanks for sharing your talents with me. I will get my Eat Cake done this week.

Sue-Anne said...

Looks like you all had a fantastic time! All your photos ar wonderful, such beautiful work by everyone.

naoko said...

It sounds like a wonderful day. They are Very cute quilts and full of great ideas!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! You're so lucky -- what a fun day. Looks like everyone was working on fun projects too!

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Oh, makes me wish I were there! YUMMY!

Terriaw said...

Wow, what a fun day! Everyone was so productive with all these great projects. I bet there was a lot of sharing and laughing and talking, all while sewing too. Love to see this comradarie!

happy zombie said...

I read this post twice! The second time I pretended I was there. What a great day, great ladies and great projects!!! I love Lor's tube idea. How genius is that!

I can't wait to see the project you worked on!!!

call me crazy said...

Oh wow! What a fun filled day! :-)

Suzie said...

A wonderful day! I'm looking foward to seeing the project you are working on!

Sherry said...

What a wonderful day! I can't wait to see your project. All of these are fantastic!

Sinta Renee said...

Oh look at the fun you got to have... second weekend in a row! You are one lucky girl! It looks like you all had such a good time! I am trying to ease myself into applique also!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I'm having a bumpy monday returning to real life. It was so fun Friday. I love all my friends and it was like a room full of love and goodness. Thanks for being there.

Carrie P. said...

OH what a fun time you all had. And what beautiful applique. Thanks for sharing your time with us.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

How nice to meet everyone. Glenna is just the nicest isnt she?? I'm sure everyone is nice I've just met Glenna. I'd love to meet all those gals too. And your projects were great. All of them.