Loose Threads: Quilting with Friends

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Quilting with Friends

On Saturday I spent a lovely day with quilting friends.  We had good food, beautiful show and tell, lots of great conversation and a few people even did a little bit of stitching.  Lois is the perfect hostess.  She recently moved into a new home, and this was my first visit there.   Besides being a gracious hostess, Lois is an awesome quilter.  I love how she uses her quilts to decorate her home.  I'd like to share some photos of our get together with you.

This is Lois's Shoreline Log Cabin quilt from Judy Martin's Log Cabin Quilt Book on page 104.  This is the actual quilt you see published in Judy's book.  Isn't it gorgeous?  It looks perfect on the bed.



Lois used an armoire' as a beautiful display for some of the quilts she has made.  



I don't recall the name of the pattern for the quilt hung over the couch, but it looks perfect there.   By the way, Lois' husband Bob does beautiful wood work.  He made the quilt hanger used to hang this quilt as well as the quilt racks and ladders in all of the photos.  I have a few of these in my home as well.


Lois also made the pillows from gorgeous batik fabrics.



I love these quilts...especially the Omigosh quilt on the bottom left ladder and the one above it with the gold stars.  Lois taught at Quiltmakers, one of my favorite quilt shops.  The girls at our Saturday gathering used to meet at the shop on the first Friday night of every month for Friday Night Finishing School.  Lois was always working on an interesting quilt from a pattern or book in the shop.  The shop closed about 4 years ago, but I still have a lot of these same patterns on my to do list.   Take a look at the little miniature quilts on the table at the left of the photo.  Lois made the quilts and Bob made the little quilt rack.  


The guest room was done in Americana.  The quilt on the bed is from the book Women of Grace and Charm by Blackbird Designs.  


More beautiful quilts.  


Beautiful feathered star wall hanging in the kitchen.  I believe Cindi Edgerton reduced this pattern so Lois could make it as a miniature.  


This one is a Jinny Beyer quilt.  I have no idea how many flying geese are in this quilt.


We have a challenge each time we meet.  This time we were to make a disappearing nine patch.  My friend, Pam, made a disappearing four patch for the challenge.  I neglected to take a photo of her quilt on Saturday after it was put together.  This photo was taken at our retreat.  I also forgot to take photos of the rest of the challenge quilts.



Elizabeth was working on these beautiful stitchery blocks.  There is a lot of handwork on these.


Susie made this Purdue quilt as a gift.  


Laura made this Shenandoah Log Cabin also a Judy Martin pattern from her Cookies 'N Quilts book.


Laura made this cat quilt.  Cute quilt with bright fabrics.

Lois made this quilt from one of Judy Martin's patterns.  She made the star from one of Judy's block of the months posted on her web site and surrounded it with log cabin blocks.   



It was fun getting together with friends who all love quilting as much as I do.  Thanks to Lois for a wonderful day.

Thanks for stopping by!

18 comments:

Janet O. said...

What a talented pair--lovely quilts and perfect display ladders, racks, etc. That looks like a wonderful place to gather--inspiration everywhere!

jill said...

It all looks incredible... especially the Jinny Beyer quilt. My goal is to quilt like her....someday;-)

Thanks for sharing Luann,
blessings, jill

Kath said...

I did enjoy seeing all that wonderful work. I am sitting in bed in my pyjamas, attending a quilt show if a far away land, oh, the wonder of the internet!
Thanks for sharing LuAnn!

Aussie Nanna said...

Thanks for sharing the fabulous quilts from your friend Lois' home. They are unbelievable and I love how she has them displayed in her home.beautiful work from everyone :)

Kathie said...

thanks for sharing her home with us
I love seeing how others decorate with their quilts.
love the quilts everyone shared that they are working on. a disappearing nine patch is one I ought to make soon
Kathie

Karen said...

My goodness what a feast for the eyes! Those are some beautiful quilts. And they are displayed so wonderfully.

Betty Lou said...

What a beautiful display of quilts with many ideas for showcasing your quilts. Thank you for sharing.

sunny said...

I want to live i her house, surrounded by all those beautiful quilts!!

Julierose said...

Really lovely quilts all!! I just love those ladders to display them on, too! Thanks for sharing Julierose

Teresa said...

Loved seeing the pictures - thanks and thank you to your friend as well. Your group of quilting friends are all very talented!

Cyn said...

Gorgeous eye candy! Thank you for the lovely quilt show.
Hope you all had a grand time. Few things are better than being with quilting friends, eh?!

Barb said...

What great quilt inspiration! and what an amazing variety.
I love the amoire filled with quilts, and the ladder display too.
I especially loved the log cabin/house wall hanging!

Jen said...

HI! LuAnn, Beautiful quilts lovely Log cabin. The display of quilts on the ladders look great and lovely wall hanging. Thanks for shareing the lovely quilts. Very creative friends.

~Kris~ said...

Love that Purdue quilt and all the other beautiful projects. Enjoyed seeing the photos from the retreat, too.

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Kevin the Quilter said...

Beautiful show and tell! Thanks for sharing!

Charo said...

Thanks so much for the virtual visit to Louise home. It's awesome, I love all the quids, this house is like a quilt museum!!!

I've also enjoyed the projects you and your friends showed.
Good Sunday!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Thank you for all of the wonderful pictures, it hast been a great pleasure to watch!
Bente

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