Sunday, November 16, 2014

Hands of the Quilter–Wilkes County, NC!

I am totally head over heels with photos that contain hard working hands.

Hands that have spent so much time living.

Hands that are intent on what they are doing.

Hands that give, love, comfort, fix, cook, clean, all those things that hands do…..and of course…

Hands that QUILT.

Hands that PLAY!

Our workshop yesterday in Wilkesboro, NC with the Wilkes County Quilters was such a great day.  These are my home town girls!

The guild meets about a 30 minute drive from where our cabin is,  and it was a ton of fun to get to spend the day with the locals, finding out things about the quilters here that I didn’t know before.


Experienced hands stitching blocks!


Hands with plans to applique on top of this quilt, taking it in her own direction!


13 year old hands sewing circles around us!

((Rickylee is too young to drive a car but she sure knows how to drive a Bernina!!))


This girl is so cute, I could just eat her up!

Ricklylee & her mama Candy.


Mother daughter giggles with a passion for quilting together!


Hands that Reach for the Sky!

Rickylee is a very talented gymnast working her way to Olympic level and she doesn’t have far to go to get there.  Watching her sew takes me back to when I first fell in love with sewing and it is such a wonderful thing to see.  These are HER blocks around her neck…..she was making quite a lot of progress!

I loved all of these ladies yesterday, and I hope I’ll be running into them when I am shopping in town, out and about.  I am feeling more and more at home and part of Wilkes County, North Carolina all of the time!

Find the free pattern for Pineapple Blossom under the Free Patterns Tab at the top of the blog.

In our slide show below you will also see a lovely Happy Scrappy Houses quilt brought for show and share!  Check out her Monkey house and the Zombie house...FUN!

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I came back up to Quilt Villa after class was over, and we attended the birthday part of some new neighbors last night.  I really enjoyed myself and got to know some MORE people up here on the mountain.

Today however….I’m headed back down to Charlotte. 

One of the doors we bought at IKEA for the cabinet has fork lift damage, and even though I don’t want to do it…it makes more sense to drive it back down today and get the replacement and then go home to Wallburg from there, than to make a completely separate trip with Thanksgiving on our heels.

I leave for Indiana on Wednesday, and the following Monday my dad arrives from Arizona and Thanksgiving week ((And our FIRST Grand Illusion clue!!)) will be under way.

So today it is.

I’ll leave here about 3pm and spend the rest of the day here at the cabin back sewing on those string spiderweb blocks!

Love from the Blue Ridge ---

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BigSister said...

Thank you Bonnie for an fun and informative class. This posting is testament to your generous spirit!
Come and visit WCQ anytime!!

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QuiltingCyclist said...

What a lovely post! My sentiments exactly and so well stated. I would like your blessing to take this, embroider it on linen and hang in my sewing room. Thanks so much.

Judy Clayton said...

I love these pictures. So many friendly faces and beautiful quilt blocks. Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Barb H said...

I know those hands. Used to live there. A great group! Especially the ones with the pretty tattoos - Hi Julie! :-)

Sheila said...

What a sweet post! I had a wonderful time, Bonnie! A blast actually. Love your cool, versatile Pineapple Blossom pattern. You are such a generous person. I learned so much. Looking forward to your new mystery quilt. Be safe traveling.