Wednesday, June 12, 2013

June and July Monthly Mini

"Sail Away"

As many of you know we have been featuring a mini quit for each month. We started out in January with a purchased pattern. But there have been some months where we can not find a pattern that we like for that month. For those months I have been designing the pattern. That was the case for both June and July. Since we are on the Eastern Shore of Maryland I have made quilts appropriate for our area. June is a sailboat and July is a blue crab. They have been very popular, especially July.

"Who's Crabby"

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Show-n-Tell at the Shop

Margaret stopped in to show us her Rhapsody Quilt.
It is stunning!

Mary brought in two tops that she made with fabric that all came from Quilt Vine.

 This is Mary's other top made with Salt Water by Tula Pink.

 Lou made this Chevron for the shop and I had a lot of fun quilting it.

I tried some new quilting on this that I had never done before.

I love the result.

This is Lou's quilt that I quilted very simply.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Jane's Star Again

These are pictures from the second "Jane's Star" class.
There have been requests for another but it will probably not be until Fall.
To see pictures from the first class go here.

 After the star pieces are cut out I have each student lay their stars out both ways. It is funny how so often the students think they know how they want it, but after laying it out both ways they will change their minds.

Patti's star both ways.

Helen's star both ways. 
It was so funny how Helen was insistent that she knew which way she was placing her star. It took a lot of encouraging to get her to lay it out the other way. Guess what; she changed her mind and went with the second way. 

Julia's star both ways.

Patti's star with some of the setting blocks sewn in.

Julia and Helen came to our "Sew Around the Clock" and worked on there Jane's Star. 
Don't they look great?

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Show- n-Tell

Modern Quilt Guild Eastern Shore
June 2013

Laura made these hexagon blocks in a class last week with Gyleen Fitzgerald at the Bayside Quilters Quilt Show.

 Barb made this quilt for a fundraiser for another organization.

 Jean made this quilt with fabric from Quilt Vine and I quilted it. It was in the quilt show last week.

 The little embroidered blocks on this quilt of Jean's is adorable.

 Nita and her little quilt.

 Nita's fabulous little quilt.

 Nita took old blocks to make a new quilt. I also quilted this one.

 Nita made this sample using Gyleen's Polygon Tool.

 Nita pulled out this quilt that she made in 1995 using a pattern.

 Lou with her Cuzco Jelly Roll Quilt.

Carol with a quilt she is still working on.

 Carol's hand pieced hexagon quilt. 

 Kathy with her tiny hexagons she is working on.

 Kathy has all of her hexagons organized.

 Kathy will be placing large hexagons on this pieced top.

Marty is working on blocks for an exchange in the group next month.

Andie's magnificent quilt that she also designed and quilted. Love it! 

 Patti with her first Tula Pink quilt, and I quilted it.

 Me with my 2 1/2" strip quilt and it has super simple quilting.

The back of this quilt has improvisational pieced blocks.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Bayside Quilters 2013 Quilt Show

Bayside Quilters of the Eastern Shore
Quilt Show
Oxford, MD 
May31 - June 2, 2013

The Bayside Quilters 2nd Biannual Quilt Show was held this past weekend in the beautiful quaint town of Oxford, Maryland.

 This year the show expanded and was not only in St. Paul's Church but also in the Oxford Community Center.

With the help of several of the husbands of members, quilts were hung from the rafters.

This really made quite a stunning display!

If you regularly follow my blog some of these quilts may be familiar to you.

I quilted 33 of them.

Don't you agree that this display is breathtaking?

For being a small guild, and only our second show, I think this show was over the top.

It proved to be quite a job dealing with the scaffolding, so they decided to use it for display instead of taking it down for a few days and having to put it back up.

 This is my Joseph's Coat.

 St. Paul's Church was the second site of the show. 

 In 2011 the entire show was held here.

 This is another of my quilts. It is machine appliqued and was pictured in Baltimore's Country Cousins by Susan McKelvey, a member of our guild.

 This quilt was made by 9 year old, Karli Abbot, the youngest member of our guild.

 This quilt is by Gyleen Fitzgerald, our featured teacher at the show.

 My daughter hanging out with the jacket I made.

 If you missed this show then you missed a good one. Be sure to look for it again in 2015.