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!