It was a full house last night in Davison, Michigan for the September meeting of the Evening Star Quilters and friends who had come from far and wide!
We had a really great time, in spite of the mic giving out about half way through my lecture – thank heavens for fresh batteries being found!
It’s always fun to talk to a new group – things turn out just a bit different each time depending on which questions are answered and which tangents we head into.
Each trip includes some different quilts that may not have been present the trip before due to classes being given, and the need to keep the quilt bags no more than 50lbs in weight each.
We had a really great mix this time, and I think everyone enjoyed themselves!
Why do I struggle with 50lb bags of quilts? Because I believe that people come to see the real deal ---the quilts they've only seen in magazines, books, and online before.
things are different in the close up! You get a good look at the fabrics!
Close up of Tumelo Trail, Today’s class!
Quilts are just BETTER in person. I’d rather not deal with power point presentations in odd lighting situations when those same photos someone could look at from the comfort of their own chair at home online. So I HAUL quilts all over the place. And we get this:
Now THIS is a display!
I loved how the guild is able to use an accordion wall at the senior center in Davison to display the lecture quilts so quilters can come up and really SEE the quilts during break and after the meeting is over.
From the other angle! So much color!
Sue Matlock shared her Easy Street from MORE Adventures with Leaders & Enders!
Photo op together!
I love the multi-scrap brick border between the quilt and the final black border! She said this quilt lives on her bed at home….it’s gorgeous!
Becky Sasser’s Roll Roll Cotton Boll from String Fling!
Posing together – a bit blurry, but still fun!
Thanks for playing photographer, Lisa Burmann!
BOTH of these quilts were made as mysteries as they ran during our mystery quilt season! I think we've got another whole group ready to join us and eager for fabric yardage and colors and introductory intro stuff to be released October 15th for THIS year’s mystery! Are you getting excited?
A little hint: I would consider Roll Roll Cotton Boll a more “intense” quilt, and Easy Street, a more relaxed quilt. Last year Celtic Solstice was more intense….this year will be a bit more relaxed along the scale of Easy Street, so if you are up in the air on whether you want to join us or not, never fear!
Today should be a rockin’ good time in Tumelo Trail workshop ---the scraps will be wide and varied and come with stories to tell and I can’t wait.
Tomorrow I head up to Sault Ste Marie to continue my Michigan Adventure!