I am a slow quilter/embroiderer/seamstress. Slow, slow, slow! :-) But I finally get things done. When our nephew and his wife announced they were headed to the wife's kids for Christmas and New Year and wouldn't be home till Jan 6th, I realized I could send their Christmas gift late. I hadn't gotten it done in time to mail it before then. Our nephew used to live in Alaska, and would send me pictures of bears he came across. I've never met his wife (they live in CA) but had been told she loves owls. So, this is the set of placemats I made:
The bear and owl are done with my own version of "thread painting"...a combo of applique and thread painting that I am enjoying lately.
Before Christmas also we heard that a dear friend back in Virginia had had another stroke (her third) and was in rehab. I decided to make her a bed jacket. It isn't much for someone who has done so much for us, but I wanted to send her something. She loves Japanese motif since she lived there for several years, and I had some 5" squares with Asian designs on them, plus found some beautiful screen printed panels (the larger rectangle you see below is one) that I bought from etsy and wanted to use:
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Sadly, I missed our December Christmas party. It's always wonderful! But, this month's meeting was great, as always....our speaker was Rose Hughes (her website can be found HERE). Her presentation was fascinating, but before I go there, let me share a few of the "show & tell" items and a couple of views of our wonderful raffle quilt for the 2016 Tucson Quilt Fiesta on February 19,20 and 21! (To check out our website about the show, click HERE)
Now for a couple of fun show and tell items....
Now on to Rose Hughes....
|The raffle quilt was held up for all to see. Many of our members contributed to its creation, as is the case every year.|
|A closeup of some of the beautiful quilting stitches|
|Here is "Diamond Deco" in it's full stock photo|
|A yo-yo quilt made in the 1930s. Gorgeous!|
|This is only a small section of this beautiful and large ampler quilt.|