Life continues… Before I embark on any more adventures I need to take a few minutes to catch my breath and get up to date…
Our bee meets the first Tuesday of every month. Last Tuesday was no exception and as usual Jean had Show and Tell for us. Besides the literally hundreds of stockings for the troops and several dozen pillowcases she had made Jean had found time to make two new quilt tops from the bags of scraps she had taken away from my basement…
Here is a split rail design with borders…
and a variation on a jelly roll quilt made using my friend Quilter Steff’s pattern, available on etsy.
But no time to sit around and I was off to Iowa City to Home Ec. Workshop for two classes. The drive was fine, no wind and only one brief shower this time. Even the trucks seemed to be on their best behavior for a Friday afternoon!
So, we got right to work with our African Folklore Embroidery… no rules, just have fun and keep your needle strictly for sewing…
At least people seemed to be enjoying themselves. They even smiled as they stitched.
On Saturday there was a small, select group for the coil pot class. Cody got straight to work with a modern looking selection of fabrics.
I was actually in Iowa City less than 24 hours. That was not long enough. Next time I will plan earlier and make sure I get chance to stay and enjoy more of my surroundings. (Be warned people!) Over 100 trees have been yarn bombed and are cozy for the winter and I didn’t get one picture.
But I had to be home for a Merry Santa Placemat class at Pieceful Heart Fabrics…
After a brief introduction we set to work tracing,
The second Tuesday of the month is the regular meeting date for Riverwalk Quilters Guild in Naperville.
We knew we were in for a treat when we arrived and saw the impressive array of vintage quilts set out ready on the tables at the front of the hall.
But we were really all there to hear from our very own Darlene Shille who had brought a wonderful selection of her vintage quilts to share with us.
We then had a special show and tell of members’ own antique quilts. Nancy spoke about one she had found on her travels.
Loraine shared one that her neighbor gave her before she moved away.
Very few of the quilts have any record of their maker or even the year they were made. We are all left guessing why they were made or who sat stitching for all those hours… I’m almost ready to label my quilts while I can remember their stories.
Oh well, first I need to get ready for a few more classes in the next few days, including a bag class at PHF on Saturday and an African Folklore Embroidery lecture/workshop combo at Hinsdale Embroiderers’ Guild on Monday.
Then it will be time to buy a turkey. Is it really Thanksgiving time again?