Yesterday I got all gussied up (put on a skirt) and went to a Raspberry Tea and Quilt Show sponsored by the Sylvan United Church. Now this is no ordinary Quilt Show…this is a quilt Show where we get to show off OUR quilts. Every year our Hand Quilters are asked to display the quilts that we have made-the new ones and some of the old favourites. (There are also quilts made by members of the congregation.) Raspberry Shortcake and tea/lemonade is served and then a stroll through the quilts is in order….
Although I have been with our group for three years this is the first time that I have participated in the Raspberry Tea- why you ask? Well…because before now I had nothing to show…I gave away most of my quilts. And in the three years since joining I have only had two of my quilts hand quilted…a sunflower quilt, which I gave my sister and my snowball quilt. So this year I had 14 entries- my snowball quilt and 13 other smaller projects (machine quilted Schnibbles and wool work mainly).
Let me show you some of the quilts on display…
LOVED this hexagon quilt…4 inch hexies and all hand sewn. This was made by a lady who belongs to the Guild in Duncan. Just lovely!
Marj made this lovely Christmas quilt 4 years ago. Gorgeous!!
This tiger was made by another lady from the Duncan Guild…just stunning… (I think I am going to HAVE to check out this Guild…!!)
Look at her free motion quilting…she said she has taken lots of classes…is it me or is that tiger looking this way!! YIKES!
I NEED to make a Dresden Quilt…every time I see one I start to salivate…what’s with that?
A close-up shot…
Closer yet…LOOOVE it!! Yes, I’m darn right drooling now…
One of Leah’s masterpieces..scrappy style!
Leah’s scrappy log cabin!
A close-up…what is it about Log Cabins…so homey and warm and cozy!
I can see Linda’s quilt hanging on the back of a couch…in a cabin..in the woods…wouldn’t it be perfect for that?
I remember working on this quilt…it was the last quilt we worked on with our wonderful Anna before she passed away. I remember she had it proudly displayed on her dining room table. Anna was in our group for over 30 years (one of the founders of our little group)…and such a wonderful lady. I think our group will always miss Anna.
Another one of Anna’s quilts…she was in her 90’s and still quilting strong!! She was planning her next quilt when she passed away! That’s how I want to go…with my needle in hand…but I want to at least reach a hundred…after all…have you seen ALL my patterns!!
Such gorgeous work!!
I have lots more lovely quilts…but I don’t want to overwhelm you SEW PART 2 tomorrow!!
Have a Marvelous Monday and Happy Quilting!!~P