Tuesday, October 20, 2009


by: Barb

The Garden State Guild meeting was last night and it was a great meeting. There were lots of fun things to get involved in like the Friendship Quilt and Block of the Month. The sweet table was particularly good with homemade peach cobbler...

It was my last meeting to work the Quilt Raffle Table with Jill and Susan and the drawing will be held on Wendesday night.

Here is the Raffle Quilt that the Cup Cake Club organized, designed and quilted. The baskets were made by guild members.

Our guest speaker was Didi Salvatierra. She shared with us a collection of Basket quilts. Some of them she made, others she has collected. She was delighted to buy a raffle ticket for our Basket Raffle Quilt.

Didi and I had a lot of mid-western roots in common; she and my husband went to the same high school, she lived in Holland, MI, near my favorite beach cottage vacation area, we also lived in the exact same apartment building as newly weds in Evanston, IL....small world!

Here are some of her quilts:

Didi is also well known for her embellishments, such as ric-rac, lace, hankies, buttons, etc.

And here are some of the antique quilts she shared.

Be still my heart - sweet little doll quilt!

This was interesting, as the baskets are lighter than the dark background, unusual.

It was a plentiful harvest of baskets!

Tomorrow is the Needlers' 30's Challenge Exchange and Pot Luck - your swap fabric is ready to go Mary!


  1. what fun! I can see that being in a guild just for the speakers would be fun!

  2. I have often thought of making enough different basket quilts to have a "collection". That and house quilts.

  3. nice basket quilts
    thanks for sharing the pictures with us
    so will we see a little basket quilt from you soon?

  4. Looks like a good program last night.
    I hope the raffle quilt goes to a good home. Thank you Barb for preparing my swap fabrics. I can't wait to see them next week.

  5. The person that wins the raffle quilt will be very lucky indeed. I loved seeing the basket quilts, the mini is really lovely.

  6. Love the basket quilt, Well Done Ladies!!!


  7. Baskets are definitely a favorite of mine, so I thoroughly enjoyed seeing this collection. Thanks for sharing the photos.

  8. Wow...Wow...love all the baskets..tons..lots and lots...I love them all..great quilts!!


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