Saturday, June 30, 2012

Toasting Quilt Vine

 Last night some of the 7-Sisters celebrated Quilt Vine. Even though the shop will not be opened until September the classrooms are ready to go. 7-Sisters started quilting there on Friday nights instead of at the fire house. My daughter is very excited about the shop and will be helping there.

We had great food to go with our champagne.

 I managed to pop the champagne without making a mess.

 Chris got the first glass that was poured. She will be working with me and has be extremely helpful with ordering fabric.

How do you like that expensive stemware? It was leftover from my daughter's birthday party.

Thanking my close friends. I could not be doing this without them.

Here's to Quilt Vine!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Mod Medallions Class

 Yesterday I had the opportunity to teach a class for Olde Kent Quilters in Chestertown.  This is the first class that I have taught outside one of my own guilds.

There were 13 quilters taking the class.

I chose the pattern Mod Medallions and the method I taught was raw edge applique.

This is the pattern I used to make a quilt using the fabric that I received for my birthday last year.

I finally quilted it last week and will be posting that soon.

I love seeing all of the different fabric choices in a class like this.

Most of the ladies used a white background but it will be interesting to see these last two when they are finished.

It was a great day in the beautiful historic town of Chestertown, Maryland, and it was so much fun meeting so many new quilting friends.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Customer's Quilt

I quilted this quilt for Jean. I love the colors and the fabrics used in this quilt. A lot of the fabrics are really more orange than they appear in the photos.

 Jean gave me an idea of what she wanted quilted in each area.

 She asked that I use the Dusty Plum thread for the entire quilt. I was a little anxious about using it in the outside border because I knew it was really going to stand out.

 As it turns out, I am very happy with it and I love the way it looks

Friday, June 15, 2012

June's Jolly Jesters Perform

For Bayside Quilters 20th Anniversary, June put together a group of guild members to perform a song that she wrote and directed. You have got to watch this, it is really cute and funny.

After June's Jolly Jesters performed, June gave out prizes for the best hat. Voting was done by applause. First place went to Lou. Everyone was yelling and screaming for Lou's hat. I think she has every quilting notion she owns on her hat.

Second place went to Barbara. Well look at that. Both of those ladies are from Trappe and were sitting at my table.

Kudos go out to Goldie who was the chairperson for this grand celebration! Here's to another 20 years of Bayside Quilters.

And the Winners Are

As everyone else began to eat lunch Chris and Lou were busy adding up the tallies for the challenge winners. 

Sandy won for "Best Interpretation of the Theme."

Margaret won for "Best Use of Technique."

Jeanne won for "Accessory and Wearable."

There were only 2 entries for "Miniature" and as odd as it is there was a tie. Donna and Nita both won a blue ribbon and a cash prize.

I headed up the Challenge this year. I guess I will do it again next year. As we were leaving the luncheon I was already thinking about what the Challenge might be for next year. The new Challenge will be announced in September for the luncheon next June.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

"Twenty Something"

The 2012 Challenge for the Bayside Quilters took place yesterday at the 20th Anniversary Celebration.

This celebration was held at The Oaks and the dock area was used to display all of the Challenge pieces.

We were fortunate to have a beautiful sunny day but it was very windy.

We were worried that the clothespins would not be enough to keep the quilts from blowing into the water.

Elaine suggested that we use safety pins to ensure that nothing would blow off of the line.

Elaine was kind enough to run home and get her safety pins.

So with all of the clothespins and safety pins we did not lose any quilts.

We had a good turn out this year with 30 participants.

This quilt with the 20 stars is mine.

This year's challenge was "Twenty Something."

The requirements were that you had to use some of the challenge fabric, the bright turquoise batik, each side must be less than 40 inches, and must have something to do with the number 20.

Prizes were awarded in four categories:

Best use of Technique

Best interpretation of the Theme

Miniature (less than 12 inches per side)

Accessory and Wearable

I believe I got a picture of every quilt that was entered.

The weather forecast was for gale force winds in the afternoon, so the quilts were all taken down immediately after the voting, before we all went inside to eat.