So, after 2 fun filled days and nights in the city, I headed out the suburbs of Chicago (western suburbs) to visit with quilt friends.
We had a little show and tell at my hostess, Mary Bs' house. Here is Mary Pats wonderful repro of an antique quilt. I just LOVE it!
Great job Mary Pat. I believe she intends to hand quilt this.
I went to my old weekly quilting group and look who I met? Wendy and Jan of blogland - so fun! These two women are not only incredibly talented, but fun and friendly. My old group is so lucky to have these ladies in the group. I'm trying not to feel sorry for myself that I'm not there on a regular basis to enjoy their company.
Gosh, we look like we planned this photo, I guess birds of a feather....
This quilt was made by Sheila - the end all be all Brown and Pink quilt, I think. Wonderful! I love this simple "cracker" or signature block for it's simplicity. The variety of fabrics is great in this happy quilt.
Now, a funny thing happens when I "go a visiting". I forget to take photos because I'm so busy gabbing and laughing and catching up. So many of quilt friends brought show and tell and I didn't get the photos. I really did appreciate that they all came out on a terribly snowy day. It was wonderful to see them all.
Here are 2 spiderweb quilts that were the result of a recent strip swap. They are Mary Pat's and Sheila's respectively. This is a fun group project to do because they all turn out so differently depending on the setting and border choices. They're great, I think.
Sheila brought this little liberated house quilt that I made her last year for her Birthday. I used real 30's feed sacks and also reproductions. I wanted it to be funny and cheerful (since it was January) and I think it actually looks like a Color Blindness Test. I named it "come over and play".
I used this USA State fabric on the back.
I'll share more quilt photos is a few days -
back to puppy duty and Olympic Curling - Go Everyone!