You probably remember Gwen from a couple of years ago…patiently piecing together this wonderful star quilt…
Gwen KNOWS how to quilt!! She is an amazing quilter! Magnificent, isn’t it?!Not only is she an incredible quilter but Gwen is also the matriarch of our little/big Clubhouse Quilting Group. She is the one who takes all of our problems, concerns and requests to the Sand’s manager. Gwen is the one who unlocks the doors every Wednesday morning and welcomes us each with a smile and a hearty welcome…Gwen has been a vital part of the Sands’ Clubhouse Quilters since the group first formed…well over 20 years ago! So it wasn’t surprising that when she missed last week’s Clubhouse session that she was MISSED…a lot!
Gwen had surgery on her neck for arthritis…and was told by the surgeon not to move for two weeks…We had naturally assumed that Gwen wouldn’t be with us for at least those two weeks…well NOT so! WHAT Gwen MISS Clubhouse Quilting TWO WEEKS in a row?…NEVER!(… she only missed that first week because she was strapped to a hospital gurney!!) SEW…there she was…wearing a ‘lovely’ neck brace (which she took off for the pictures!) and carrying her stitching! Yay, Go, Gwen, go! It was SEW great to see her looking so well and quietly stitching on such a beautiful project! Yup…No flies on this quilter!!
These pictures DO NOT do it justice! Gwen bought the charm pack on one of our many Friday runs to the Calico Horse last year. And then just before we all left for home Gwen cut out the baskets using the GO! basket die!
Love the fabric…and her setting…
…and just look at her hand quilting!! The icing on the cake!
Yup…love everything about this quilt!!
See the wide border…there’s a reason why it’s so wide. When Gwen has finished the hand quilting, she is going to embroider a Basket of Life poem around the edge! I can’t wait to see this!
So stay tuned…Gwen probably has this finished by now!!:0)
It’s SEW good to have you back, Gwen…just no more back flips for YOU…at least not this week!!
Have a Feel Good Friday and Happy Quilting!~P