Friday, March 25, 2011

Quilt Show Boutique

We sell notions, books, fashion and decorating accessories, and small quilty things at the Boutique table at the Quilt Show to raise funds for the guild.

Patterns are always good sellers

Connie and Betsy are in charge. They suggest
  • Package together unfinished blocks for an instant quilt kit.
  • Clean out your drawers and donate second hand sewing notions

You can bring them to show check in on Friday April 28th or donate them ahead of time.

Contact them if you have questions.

Any kind of handwork is welcome.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Get Those Quilts Bound!

Our annual quilt show is April 30th and May 1st at the Fairgrounds in Lawrence. Hours are 10 to 5 on Saturday and Sunday.

Fill out your entry forms now so Barb and Mary Kay can plan. Click on the link here to see a form you can submit digitally.

Quilts with sleeves will be turned in on Friday afternoon April 29th at Building #21 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds on Harper Street in east Lawrence.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

National Quilting Day

Celebrate National Quilting Day at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library with events beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday March 19th.

Guild members Deb Rowden and Linda Frost will talk about Kansas Quilt History and there will be demonstrations of various techniques and exhibits.

Take some time to sew that day too.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Reeze on the Cover

Reeze's "Romantic Posy Table Mat" is on the cover of the April 2011 Quilters World Magazine.

"Turn up the color with a modern Victorian palette.
The smaller posy border blocks are foundation-pieced to simplify the set-in seams.
Design by Reeze L. Hanson of Morning Glory Designs"

See Reeze's Etsy shop by clicking here:

See more about the magazine by clicking here:

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Too Bad for Sue

The Sun Sets on Sunbonnet Sue
Seamsters' Union

There's been some recent correspondence about this quilt. It was not a guild quilt. It was an anti-guild quilt. There was a rash of Sunbonnet Sue quilts at show and tell for about a year, each cuter, lacier and more sentimentalized than the last.

Patty Boyer
Strangled by a Sunflower

Several artists learned to sew just for this quilt in 1979 and have never made another quilt block.

Here's some of the copy from the Quilt Index which pictures it because it is now in the collection of Michigan State University's gallery, donated by a collector named Kitty Clark Cole .

Twenty multi-colored applique blocks depicted Sunbonnet Sue being "done in" in a variety of ways. The blocks each measure 11 1/2" square.

The blocks are (from left to right, top to bottom): 1. Self-immolation, Cathy Dwigans 2. Dr. La Fong's Cure for Cuteness, Bryan Anderson 3. O.D., Nadra Dangerfield 4. Skylab Accident, Carol Gilham Jones

5. Sunbonnet Soup, Bette Kelley

6. Strangled by a Sunflower, Patty Boyer 7. Food For Worms, Nadra Dangerfield .
8. Sunbonnet Sioux, Bonnie Dill
9. Three Mile Island, Georgann Englinski
10. Eaten by a Snake, Nadra Dangerfield

11. Mummified, Gloria Hood
12. Struck by Lightning, Carol Gilham Jones 13. Tied to the Tracks, Georgann Eglinski 14. Lost in Space, Bette Kelley 15. Sunbonnet Sue-icide, Barbara Brackman 16. Squashed by a Rock, Barbara Brackman

17. Suestown, Guyana, Laurie Metzinger Schwarm

18. Jaws III, Nancy Metzinger 19. Died for Love, Nadra Dangerfield 20. Run in With the Mob, Georgann Eglinski

See the Quilt Index entry by clicking here: