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.

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