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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Guild meeting

Three things to be happy about:
(1) the origins of words
(2) wax and varnish scents
(3) a quick flash of deer

That flash of deer is okay if he's not eating your garden, eh Renea?  Keep those veggies coming!  ;o)

Yesterday was our monthly guild meeting, also elections for two offices.  We did it with a minimum of campaigning, absolutely no mud-slinging, and there was no need to count the Florida vote - let's hear it for quilters!!!

I didn't get many photos but I wanted to share some from our one-woman trunk show presented by Gloria, our quilter of the month -
I don't know the pattern name for this one but it was a cut-and-switch type pattern.

Gloria used Christmas themed jelly roll strips for this lap quilt and fleece on the back for extra warmth.  Someone told her it could be done in two afternoons and she wanted to test it out for herself -- yes it could!

This large one is used it on her bed - wool batting makes it really warm.  I've never used wool batting but it's worth looking into if it's important that the quilt be warm.  A few years ago when my sister was going through chemo I made her a quilt using the 80/20 cotton batting; I didn't realize it wasn't going to be warm enough.

This one started out being an Underground Railroad quilt, but morphed beautifully into something else!  Those are Gloria's hands in the yellow block.

And last but not least...dolls!
Gloria also shared some of her bags (I didn't get a picture).  The framed quilt block on the table was the first block she ever made - love it!

That's it for now, have a great Sunday...sew forth and sew on!


  1. Wool is great for being warm or cool. I use wool on my bed, just yardage, all year around and live on the gulf coast. Cold for us is 30 degrees. My favorite "foot warmer" is a well washed cashmere sweater, instant warmth.

  2. These are some beautiful quilts. The colors in the first one would work perfectly in my home.

  3. I've used wool before. Warm in the winter, but yet it breathes and is lofty enough to be col in summer.

    Gloria makes beautiful quilts.


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