Sunday, November 28, 2010

Festival of Trees

At the November meeting
Mary B showed a quilt she and her group of
Beverly, Barb L and others made for the Festival of Trees
 charity auction this week at Liberty Hall in Lawrence.

Trees and quilts and other seasonal items will be on view:

November 29, 10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

November 30, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

December 1, 10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

December 2, 10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Public Viewing Donations: $3.00 for adults. Children's admissions free.
The auction is Tuesday November 30th
6:00 p.m. Patron Preview Party

7:00 p.m. Wine and Hors d'oevres
7:30 p.m. Auctioning of Trees begins

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Monday, November 22, 2010

November Show And Tell

We didn't get everyone's name

Detail of Sheryl S.'s quilt with her machine quilting

The back

What she wears to quilt



Christina, made from a Prairie Point kit

Ruth P for a new nurse in the family.


Mary Margaret with her Bonnie Hunter workshop project



Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Toothbrush Rugs

I promised I'd post a few notes from the toothbrush rug demos. The rug here is one I made last fall.
Toothbrush rugs are a great way to use up all kinds of fabrics. You can use nice quilt leftovers but old shirts and pants with spots and tears go well in these too, as do old sheet, stained tablecloths - you get the picture? They all look great in a rug.

If you want to learn more about these rugs, just google toothbrush rugs. You'll find instructions, videos and products that help make these rugs. Bring your rugs to upcoming quilt meetings so we can all admire them!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Quilt Market in Houston

Quilt Market was in Houston Texas last week.
This trade show for quilt shop owners features booths
 by fabric companies, publishers, notions vendors, etc.

The Merchant's House by Ruth Powers

They also have quilt exhibits on a variety of themes.
Ruth Powers had a quilt in a show called Tactile Architecture

And Linda Everhard had a booth for her pattern company, which is called "Among Friends."
She's all set up here on the morning of the first day.

The women from the Eudora quilt shop
demonstrate twilling for their "Of One Mind" pattern company.