Sunday, January 29, 2012

January's Time to Sew was Packed with Inspiration!

Our members never fail to inspire one another!  Lets begin with the progress some members have made with their Bonnie Hunter/Quiltville projects.
Genan's parents recently celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary...she pieced, quilted and bound her "Red" Ridge Beauty to give them as a gift.
She decided that they both needed a lap sized she made a "Green" Ridge Beauty too!  This one is completely finished as well!  They are both beautiful ... what a wonderful way to honor her parents and their many years of marriage!
Kay made her "Green" Ridge Beauty blocks until she ran out of the neutrals.  She had a lot of green strips remaining, so used them in her border ... Bonnie will be so proud!  It turned out beautiful!
Joan blew us away when she showed up with her Orca Bay top pieced!  Great job Joan!
Joan substituted the red string triangles with green ones ... it is just stunning!  Wow!  It was fun for all of us to see the progress these women made on their Quiltville quilts ... they inspired the rest of us to get busy on ours!  Thanks ladies!
Dawn was busy making a quilt for her brother out of his favorite T-Shirts!  What a nice gesture for a devoted sister to make!
Barb was busy machine quilting baby quilts that she had pieced.
Darlene was busy starting a new Pineapple quilt!  She used the Accuquilter to cut her strips!  It is going to be beautiful!
Lila was busy working on a paper pieced Quiltworx pattern!  We are looking forward to it ... Lila chose beautiful batik fabrics!
Terry and Sam were having fun quilting and visiting!  Terry spent the weekend cutting out a quilt using the Minnesota State Shop Hop fabric she collected last summer.
Sam accomplished a lot ... this is a UFO that she finished...
...she didn't stop with one UFO ... she put borders on this one as well!  Two UFOs done and it is only January!  You go girl!
Valerie knocked our socks off by bringing in both her Cobblestone and Patchwork Party quilts!  Talk about inspiration ... both quilts filled us all with enthusiasm!
Kay brought another quilt top that she recently finished!  Her color selections are always extraordinary!

One of our youngest members literally blew our socks off!  
Kelsey began this project while in high school ... talk about talent!
Can you imagine what this 22 year old woman will be making in the future?  Now ... that is inspiration!  We enjoyed a potluck dinner and then held a general business meeting that involved elections and committee assignments.  We are looking forward to another wonderful year of quilting!


  1. Oh how fun! I love seeing the familiar faces, and some new ones! What a great way to chase the January Blahs away!


  2. Awesome ~ Beautifull ~ Inspirationall ~!!! Thank you ALL for keeping the inspiration flowing~~!!!


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