Friday, September 11, 2015

This and that

Gail Stepanek and I were asked to make a contribution to the IQA Celebrity Auction which will be held during Quilt Festival this fall.  Gail made a block using her own pattern from our quilt Stars on Mars and I tried to quilt it in the same style. 

I quilted another wallhanging for Margo, it's from Eleanor Burns' book Quilts from El's Kitchen.  I have quilted the large version of this as well but I think the small version is my favorite - it's really cute!


It will have a curved edge to the border.  Margo says it will be used as a table cover.


The  current Prairie Quilt Guild board finished their term this month and traditionally, the board members make a quilt for the outgoing president.  This is the quilt that was presented to Mayleen Vinson at our last meeting.  It's a signature quilt and  it uses many different Kaffe Fassett fabrics.


In return, the outgoing president makes a small gift for each board member.  Mayleen made us all this beautiful pincushion.  The squares are tiny, made from one inch pieces and in typically perfectionist Mayleen fashion, are perfectly pieced.


I am serving as our guild quilt show co-chair along with fellow guild member Cheryl Nordstedt.  We have had several planning meetings together and I always request that we meet at her house, for two reasons.  Her house is always clean and I get to see her cat Toby.  I have written about him before in my blog but just have to include this picture of  Cheryl holding him.  It's hard to describe how huge and wonderful he is and this picture shows it so well.  He is so big he looks like this picture has been photoshopped!