Sunday, October 4

Quilt Program for the Lake Area Quilt Guild!

As you know from my last post, I went to Iowa last Thursday to do a quilt program. I also mentioned that we had lasagne for dinner. I love it when someone else cooks. :-) While Sue was preparing dinner, she brought out her notebook filled with her "Dear Jane" blocks. I just had to share this with all of you who may be doing this project. She is finished with all the square blocks and is now working on the side triangles. I loved looking through the book not once but twice! This project is on my "to do" list but it may be some time before I get to it. There are just too many fun things one can make when it comes to fabric!!!

And speaking of fun things to make, just look at these cuties that were sitting on Sue's deck. They were watching me as I ate that lasagna. ;-) I'm going to get my husband to cut me some log slices from trees he chopped down a couple summer's ago and make some of these. I think my grandson, Jacob, would really have fun helping me with this project. Plus, they wouldn't blow away like the fake pumpkins that I set on the porch last Fall!

But let's get back to the quilting.............I presented my program by sharing some of my vintage quilts and a few small ones that I've made, shared some stories and poems and sang just a bit (the voice was not quite "up to par" after my bout with the flu). Then I moved on to wool and woolfelt projects.......penny rugs and other wooly stuff. I encouraged everyone to come up and handle the pieces so they could get a good "look see". It was very well received and that made me smile big. That's me smiling in the photo below and my friend, Sue. We "connected" over crazy quilting and stay "connected" even though we no longer live just minutes from each other. Distance is no barrier to friendship!
The photo above was taken after I had presented my program and after "The Big Reveal" of the groups Round Robin projects. They were awesome! There were five to six members in each Round Robin group. This is the first group and that's Sue in the middle just opening up her quilt. This was called "The Big Reveal" because each person had made a 12 inch center block and passed it along with extra fabrics to the next person who added to the center block, etc. etc. The members hadn't seen their center blocks for several months so that's why this night was called "The Big Reveal". They all turned out so differently but were all the size of this gorgeous green and blue one that you see below.................


I've got more photos of these to share but I'll have to post them next time. I'm preparing for a big workshop tomorrow night for the St. Peter Quilt Guild. I'll be teaching everyone how to make a woolfelt pincushion. I need to pull the final items together so I can go to bed knowing that I am fully prepared! It seems, I always forget something so this gives me all day Monday to figure out what I may have forgotten. Hee hee hee!
Oh, and in addition to more Round Robin quilt photos, I have Show 'n Tell photos from the Lake Area Quilt Guild. Then there was a stop I made at Saintly Stitches before leaving Mason City. After that, I had to make a choice as I headed up 35W...........should I turn off and go west to Forest City and the quilt shop there? or should I head further north and then east to Calico Hutch in Hayward, MN. I've been to the shop in Forest City several times so I decided I had to go to Calico Hutch. And what a good choice that was. I had no idea such a great shop was tucked away in the little town of Hayward. I hate to think how many times I could have stopped there with all the trips I make home to visit family in Iowa. That won't happen anymore!! SO, lots of pictures to share coming up in the next few days.
Back to work now ....then it's time for bed!
Sandi

9 comments:

Ida13 said...

So nice to read you!
And have you bought something in Mayward?

Pat said...

What fun to see your photos from your adventure. I love those pumpkins on the deck, too. It looks like those gals did a super job with the Round Robin quilts!!!

Kaye said...

Looks like a good time was had by all. The pumpkins are adorable. Don't you just love Round Robins?

Crispy said...

Ya know Sandi those Dear Jane blocks are very addicting LOL. Her books look just like mine did. I look forward to more pictures of your adventures.

Crispy

luv2quilt2 said...

What a clever way to display the DJ blocks before they're all put together. As Crispy said, they are truly addicting. I have 27 completed and look forward each day to doing another one or two.

Needled Mom said...

It sounds like you are back up and running at full steam ahead. I loved seeing the pictures and hearing of your classes. I'm sure everyone had a great time.

Those Dear Jane projects absolutely amaze me. Someday.....

julieQ said...

How fun to read of your presentation, and I love those pumpkins decorations!

Vivian said...

I had the pleasure of sitting next to you at the CLQG show last Thursday. We enjoyed your show-and-tell, your stories, and your singing! It was a special night. (Sounds like Sue is a perfect hostess and I love her DJ blocks.)

I'll be sharing a few of the Round Robins on my blog. This is my first year in guild and my first RR -- what fun it's been!

sparkle jars said...

I love those tree stump pumpkins!

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