Sunday, March 31, 2013

Betty's Bali Star

This is Judy Niemeyer's Bali Star pattern made by my fellow Prairie Quilt Guild member Betty.  She did a beautiful job on the piecing.  Quilting this nearly did me in - totally my own fault for coming up with a time-consuming quilting design that ate up thread at an alarming rate!


I love pieced quilts, but quilting 56 of the same block is mind numbing.  Now that it is finished I do think it looks great. 

It's quilted with Superior So Fine.

Back to work on Gail's show quilt.  Happy Easter!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Musical quilts

This is a pretty striking place to display quilts, don't you think?  My guild, Prairie Quilt Guild, was contacted by the faculty brass quintet at WSU to display quilts at their recital.  One of the pieces on the program was Fabrics by John Stevens which has four movements, each named for a different quilt block.  They wanted to have examples of those blocks on stage during the concert.  I thought it was a neat idea so volunteered to be in charge of rounding up the quilts.  The musicians were very enthusiastic about having the quilts there and invited the audience up on stage during intermission to see them up close.


I'm also in charge of the guild challenge for Prairie Quilt Guild and the quilts were displayed at our meeting this week.  I'll show some of the winning quilts after our meeting next month when the results are announced. 

I volunteered to help organize an exhibit of quilts by PQG members at CityArts in downtown Wichita this spring (obviously I need to sit on my hands the next time someone asks for a volunteer!)  On a tour of the very impressive CityArts building I just loved this display of 'taxidermy' made by one of the kid's classes. I'd like a few of them for my studio!

My quilt Remembrance came home from it's first show without any ribbons - not even the booby prize!  It did receive very positive comments from the judges.  Here is a link to the winners.