We had a very very full to capacity group gathered last Thursday evening for the May Meeting of the Great Lakes Heritage Quilters in Bloomfield Hills!
The building was bursting at its seams as it was announced that we had close to 100 members present – and FIFTY guests in attendance as well! WOW!
It was great getting to meet everyone and spend time hearing what they are up to.
They’ve got some great events and programs in place, and some awesome retreats planned and it all sounded like so much fun – I wish I could go!
What a great group!
As always, show & share is my favorite time of the evening. I love seeing what the ladies brought to show us – every quilt comes with a story and most have an intended recipient – quilting is a giving thing.
Cathedral Stars! Pattern found HERE.
Barb’s Easy Street from my new book MORE Adventures with Leaders & Enders!
Barb was also a bit teary eyed sharing the story of a dear quilt-friend who had passed away recently. She is finishing one of her friend’s UFOs in my Star Struck pattern to present to the friend’s husband. Quilting helps us hold it all together when it feels like our hearts have been ripped beyond repair. Much love to you, Barb!
Cute and springy!
Happily Scrappily Irish from Adventures with Leaders & Enders!
Celtic Solstice! YAY!
Barb also brought her Celtic Solstice top in progress! Looking good!
Which reminds me…we are about 2 weeks away from June 1st, when Celtic Solstice will be retired from the website for inclusion in my next book. Print your parts NOW because I will be unable to provide them for you after June 1st.
Barb’s Orca Bay from String Fling!
Grandpa’s Star was a column block made with bonus triangles from my Addicted to Scraps column in Quiltmaker Magazine! Click the Addicted to Scraps tab at the top of the blog to find which issue it was in and see all the others to date.
Karen’s Easy Street – look at her colors!
Love her fabrics!
Check out this gorgeous “puss in the corner” beauty, made of recycled shirts!
I so loved this! Of course you know my passion for shirt fabrics…they have a softness and a vintage appeal that I just can’t get out of off the bolt yardage. Take a closer peek:
A back from the shirt backs!
and a mini from the left overs!
I love the controlled color palette!
Uhoh – now I have ANOTHER thing I need to add to my “must search for” list – vintage rag balls!
You can find my free pattern for String Spider Web under the free patterns tab at the top of the blog.
It was a great show & share and we had a wonderful time talking about quilts, about patterns we wanted to do, about fabrics and combos and other things we loved, a group of like-minded women sharing their passion for quilting and all that goes with it!
We are still looking forward to Quilt-Cam on Thursday Evening, at 9pm Eastern – be sure to set your alarms and get that project ready - -I’ll be ready to sew along with you!