Friday, June 23, 2023

Willamette Valley Quilters - Quilt Show

 Again, I have to apologize for being so slack when it comes to blogging.  You have heard the excuses before, so I won't belabor them again.

Last weekend was the quilt show for a guild that I am a member of (and am not on the board).  The show was a huge success and was held in McMinnville, OR (we meet in Dayton, OR).  I will show some of my favorite quilts from this show now.

A 91 year old quilter made this.  Such a sweet lady!  I had met her and her 
daughter during my morning walks and then they joined the
same guild I am in.

I think this one was one of the most impressive quilts and I took
a picture of the info sheet - I hope you can read it.

When a new neighbor moved in across the street, I was delighted
to find out  she was a quilter and she joined this guild also, so we take
turns driving.  This is a

This one was made by a friend in my other guild and I really like it.
It looks like a simple design and the 9-patches and squares are 
easy to make, but to get them all in the right spot isn't so easy.  I want to
make something similar some day.

The following is a little item I made for my granddaughter - who loves to sew.  I got the alphabet designs from Elefantz Embroidery (on Etsy).  She has tons of lovely embroidery patterns and I have made some of them before.  This little cushion/pin cushion measures about 5" x 7" and it has a pocket.  The tatting was added because Angela loves tatting (as I do) and I had bought some at a garage sale.  I cut off some to put on top of the black and used fray check on the ends, then I sewed the tatting on by just catching the top circles with thread.

I will be a vendor this weekend at the Yamhill County Fairgrounds in McMinnville, OR and have several red, white and blue patriotic items to sell:  table runners, throw pillow covers and wall hangings.

Thanks for visiting and have a very happy Independence celebration!!