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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Mystery to Me!

Several months ago I was contacted by the gals in the Amoskeag Quilters Guild about using my Boxy Stars tutorial as “PART” of a Mystery for the guild.

Of COURSE!  I love being part of something like this ----

But what I didn’t know is how the blocks were going to be set, how the details were going to be run, and I had forgotten that all of these wonderful quilts would be revealed during my visit here in Manchester, New Hampshire!

What you are about to see looks NOTHING like my quilt at all -- it took on a life of its own and I have the guild to thank for what they did to set my blocks.  FABULOUS!

When a group does mysteries…you might expect a handful of ladies to get up and show what they did….

But this group had something like 45 or more participants that all showed up with not only quilt TOPS, but many had completed quilts ---quilted, bound, and labeled!

And they are all so magnificent, I want to share what photos I caught with you in a slide show here.

You’ll have to pardon any blurries.  And pardon any quilters hiding behind their quilts like Kilroy ---it reminds me so much of this cartoon of Mrs Bobbins hiding behind her quilt at show and tell!

Thanks to Carolyn for taking this great photo of the whole mystery group together after the lecture last night:

mystery group

Now take a look at the show of quilts here and see just how different each quilt is from one to the next!

If you can't view the slide show, click the image below to be taken directly to the web album.
Mystery Show & Tell, Manchester, NH 2013
We are off this morning for a Midnight Flight workshop ----it’s going to be a hustling and bustling day, with something like 46 students – where are my ROLLER SKATES?!? 

 Quilty Fun still alive and well in Manchester, New Hampshire!
 

26 comments:

45th Parallel Quilter said...

Unbelievable! How gorgeous and how creative each one is. Love it!

leu2500 said...

Wow! What gorgeous quilts. So many differnt colorways and settings to inspire.

Sally simplestitches said...

Absolutely beautiful! It always amazes me how you can take the same pattern but change the fabrics and Viola you have a whole new quilt! At times it is hard to believe that it is even the same pattern. Love the slide show! Those ladies worked hard!!

Glenda said...

What an amazing variety in those beautiful quilts. As a designer I love to see what people do with my patterns and I am quite often surprised.

elively said...

Thanks for the amazing slide show! I loved each one! The creativity and imagination of these ladies is amazing. Congratulations to each one .

Karen said...

Wow! Absolutely amazing!

Brenda said...

Beautiful. Wish I had known you were in NH. I would have loved to have taken your workshop or listened to your lecture.

Terri said...

Absolutely Delightful! Bonnie you must be just BURSTING to see all those amazing boxy stars. The one with the little "babies" soooo adorable! What a WONDERFUL group. Makes you want to move to New Hampshire JUST so you can join that group of friends.

Pat Pearston said...

Great job ladies! Wish I was there.

Donna T said...

Just noticing most of the quilts are planned colors. All blocks the same. What happened to the scrappy? They are all beautiful. I love the look of the same pattern with different colors. Such nice work.

Debbie Lou said...

Beautiful quilts! Great job, ladies! Thanks for sharing all your creativity.

Jan Ward said...

Oh Bonnie, they are fab!!! They all look so different. Thank you so much for putting the slide show up for us all to see.

Jennifer Schifano Thomas said...

Thanks for sharing. It's just amazing how unique each quilt is. Have a super day!

Brenda said...

Those turned out beautiful!

Beth said...

Love all the sizes and color. They each look so different. I love that about quilting.

Christie said...

How inspiring, I'm sure you felt like a proud Mama watching this parade of stars!

Mary K said...

Mine didn't turn out half a good a theirs. I even unsewed all of the sashing because I didn't like it. Now all I have is blocks. Maybe this might be the trick.

Betty said...

Great showing of quilts! As an occasional teacher, I know it is very gratifying to see the finished quilts that were started in class. You must have been overwhelmed!

Ele said...

I love this pattern, Bonnie, and have made a few already, even have one waiting patiently to get machine quilted. Not one of mine is a fabulously beautiful as this group made, but mine are sure scrappy!!! I will attempt to post a pic when I get the waiting one done. You have turned me into a "Bonnie Addict", and there is no way to stop that!!! Many heartfelt thanks for all you share and do for us all, Bonnie.

piffle said...

WowZie, all made in your honor, Bonnie.

Just think they all wanted to impress you and thank you for your pattern and your love of all quilters.

You are some lady, my dear.

Karen in Kentucky said...

These are simply gorgeous! Love seeing the different colorways~

Celeste Catano said...

Thanks Bonnie for letting me use your Boxy Star block for this mystery quilt project with our guild. It was fun to take your block and set it 'at sea' to come up with a Mystery Quilt project that was fun to make and organize. It was a pleasure meeting you and we enjoyed sharing our accomplishments with you. We had 59 quilts on display. Thanks.

Lynda said...

I love seeing the same design in different colours and these ladies certainly pushed the boundaries to make some wonderful quilts! Thank you so much for sharing!

Nikki said...

What a great group of fun lovin' ladies. Thanks for sharing the quilt show!

pcflamingo said...

What a stunning show of quilts! That was just amazing!

sandra said...

Hi Celeste,
I just loved those quilts. The sashing and cornerstones were gorgeous! Is it possible for you to tell me how you did the sashing? Thanks.
Sandra