Show and Tell

Wanna see what went on at Show & Tell during our guild meeting last night? 

Last night was the last meeting before our annual show, which is happening June 4th and 5th, in Kirksville, MO. (If you’re anywhere close, you should come see it — it’s a great show.)

Being that it’s so close to show time, lots of people had lots of things finished up. Might I now add that I was NOT one of them. I have finished a few things, but I sure couldn’t have proven it last night. The Necktie Social quilt is already delivered, and all the Bees, Blooms, & Butterflies projects are already at a quilt shop on display. 

However, the group certainly didn’t need anything I had to show. They put on a good show all by their ownselves.

Just take a look . . . 

First up, we have Kay with a row quilt she had finished. She said this quilt took her quite awhile, and the reason was because it had foundation piecing on part of it, and she doesn’t like to foundation piece. Her friends mentioned all the grumbling that went on during the construction of this quilt. But I think it was worth it in the end . . .

Then Sandy showed her “Black-and-White with a Splash of Color” Challenge quilt. Nice color she chose for her splash!

Scarlett then displayed her first longarm quilt. She purchased the top at an Amish country store, specifically to use for her practice quilt. She did a great job!

Then she also had this Turning Twenty quilt to show. Turning Twenty is a book by Tricia Cribbs. There are at least four books in the Turning Twenty series now, maybe more. They’re quilts made from 20 fat quarters, really easy, and very popular.

After Scarlett, the ever-prolific art teacher, Vera, showed yet another LARGE quilt top she had finished. This one dropped some jaws — it is gorgeous!

Marcia showed this finished quilt. She said this is a Kansas Troubles pattern called Fiddlesticks. She laughed when she noted that she did NOT make hers from Kansas Troubles colors! Who cares? — it came out great!

Lora showed a baby quilt that she had made for a new grandchild:

And then we got a shot at this show-stopper from Meredith. I think this quilt was probably the hit of the evening (glad I didn’t bring anything to show!) . . . She says this pattern is called Heritage Squares, and she believes it’s from an old issue of QuiltMaker magazine . . . like a 1985 or 1995 issue old. She made it out of scraps, and it is wonderful!

Di showed this cute little baby quilt:

Then displayed this wonderful thing, while proclaiming it to be the “Quilt from Hell”. Well, if that’s the Quilt from Hell, I have plenty that are even worse, and now I have no idea what to call them! Each basket has flowers and vines embroidered in it. The border fabric is gorgeous. It was machine quilted by a fellow guild member, Joan, and she did a fantastic job. The quilt is so nice — I could never quite understand her explanation of why it’s the “Quilt from Hell” . . .

Next up was Peggy. She first displayed this quilt. She purchased this one as an unquilted top at one of our silent charity auctions. I’ll mention here that I also bought a few tops at said charity auction, but mine are nowhere near finished. I applaud Peggy for having hers done. Well, all except for the binding . . . still way ahead of me . . .

Then she showed this 9-Patch Split, which is a free Bonnie Hunter pattern, and it is wonderful. While Bonnie’s was only 49″ square, Peggy went all out, and hers is HUGE! Love the French Braid border (I think that’s what it’s called).

And apparently, Peggy has been very busy, because she also showed her “Black and White with a Splash of Color” Challenge quilt. Also a good choice for her splash.

Another member of Peggy’s challenge group, Diane, also has her “Black and White with a Splash of Color” Challenge quilt finished. Diane has named hers Red Alert! It’s custom machine quilted with red thread — very nice.

Finally, we have Rose Marie, showing a little daisy wallhanging she made to “cover up an ugly spot on the wall” in their old farmhouse. I’m a bit hurt that I didn’t know she was working on this. I’m supposed to be “in the know” about all of her UFOs, and she snuck this one in on me without me finding out till it was finished! (And that’s a clock on the wall behind her head, lest you think it’s a halo — don’t get any big ideas — especially you, Rose Marie!)

So there you have it — the Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild’s May Show & Tell. Whew!

You really should come see our show if you can . . .

Published in: on May 20, 2010 at 9:11 am  Comments (4)  

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  1. Looks like another great meeting! You seem to have a very productive and active guild!

  2. Wow such lovely quilts. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Love the quilts. Thanks so much for sharing them. You are so lucky to have such a great guild. Be sure to tell Rose Marie “hello” from me, and tell her I love her sweet little quilt!

  4. The “splash of color” quilts are interesting. It is wonderful what can be done with black and white. Hmmm…that might have to go on my list.


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