I received photos from Sandra and Kathy who share with us their long Memorial Day weekend Sew-a-thon. These quilters live in DEEP Georgia ---and the weather was pleasant enough to take the said sewing out onto Sandra’s patio. When the weather is great in Georgia, you better grab it, because sweltering times are not far behind!
Can you see how they have set up their vintage machines and baskets of parts so CUTE on top of the outside patio table, complete with red table cloth!
Forget fancy tea parties – let’s have a Quilting Fest!
Look at this gorgeous view!!
I also love how they are captured in silhouette. Can’t you just imagine the chatter and the laughter as they sat and stitched? This is BEAUTIFUL!
Sandra, working on her Winston Ways blocks!
Winston Ways was featured in a past 100 blocks by 100 designers issue and will be making an appearance in my next book!
You might remember Kathy as that very crafty quilter who introduced me to the wonders of old machine case decoupage! She’s sewing on a lovely 1950s 301. Click HERE for a refresher course!
You girls look like you have had a fabulous time! Wish I were there to join in the festivities!
Show & Share!!
There are THOUSANDS of tiny postage stamp pieces in this terrific quilt top made by one of Sandra’s neighbors. I LOVE the hodge podge random look of it all…what a great study in the fabrics that have come through this quilter’s hands! Can’t you just feel the gentle breeze that caught the quilt top in this way?
If you have photos to share from quilt outings with your friends and would like me to share them, I’m happy to do so! This blog just isn’t about *ME* only. I really feel we have developed a community of stitchers here!
While at a recent guild meeting, I was laughing silly while quotes were spoken aloud: “You just might be a Bonnie Hunter fan if you believe that Quiltville is a real town somewhere in North Carolina!” ((Hysterical!)) But it IS! Quiltville dwells in each of us ---just pick up a needle and sew with a friend and you will find it!
Update on things here: CRAZYVILLE!
Most of yesterday was spent out on errands, from a brunch meeting planning more of the fun for our August Collaboration Celebration ((Oh, just WAIT!! We have so many treats in store for you!)) to making a stop to pick up the Blue Morse from its rewiring job! ((Yes, it’s home and I don’t have time to plug it in and sew on it yet!)) to dropping off and picking up a prescription for Jeff who has an abscessed tooth….is there anything worse than tooth pain? I wished there was something I could do to help him, poor baby! To a massage for me ((Oh YES..much needed!))
At the end of the day post-massage I found myself wandering around Target --- just wandering!! CRAZYVILLE I tell you! I did pick up a few things for my Ireland trip coming up…
There is a formal “Gala” night…which means dress up as if you were going to a wedding. I don’t dress up all that often, and the weather is not supposed to be that warm there…so here I am standing in the aisle debating pantyhose or no pantyhose, and should they be nude or black? AUUGHHH!
More desk time took up the rest of the day – finishing another pattern writing and sending it off to my editor ---feeling on a roll there, but knowing my time home is winding down!
Before I knew it the day was over ---and it will be much the same today, with little chance of stitching.
The Hubster wants to go to IKEA.
Watch out world, this could prove interesting!