Monday, July 24, 2023

Humble Quilts Presents Program at Willamette Valley Quilt Guild in Dayton, Oregon

On July 19, 2023, Lori DeJarnatt, of Humble Quilts presented a program at the Willamette Valley Quilt Guild and I am a member of that guild.  Everyone enjoyed her program very much.  Lori doesn't believe in the quilt police and believes that a quilt doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful.  She has seen many antique quilts and loves to see how people made quilts with what they had and if they ran out of the fabric, they just put in another fabric.  Mistakes weren't something to cry over or be ashamed about!  I only took a couple pictures, but I do love the quilt in this first picture.

This next quilt is amazing and Lori did most of the appliqué by machine.  

After her presentation, there was a workshop to make baskets without using a pattern.  We had to jump right in and we selected some fabrics.  Lori helped us figure out how to cut the background fabric and how to make the handles.  We spent all afternoon making baskets and I got 5 baskets made.  When I got home, I decided to make a few tiny baskets and I used rick rack for the handles.  You can see the close up pictures of the all the baskets following the picture of the completed wall hanging.  I just finished it yesterday including a label!  I love all the fabrics that I used and my favorite basket is the one made out of the stripes.  I also used the striped fabric for the border.  I made it to fit a quilt rack that I hang smaller quilts on that hangs on the wall.

This shows the quilting better than the front.  I did straight line stitching
 on the border in green and 2 rows in yellow.

One day last week when I was digging through a box of scraps, I came across this small quilt top.  It measures 9" x 9".  I love little quilts like this and use them in various places, such as on a bed side table at home or on a trip in a motel.  Also, I have one on the bathroom counter to set glasses and other things on.   It feels good to finish it even though it is tiny. 

 In about a week, the Gone to Pieces Quilt Guild (of which I am secretary) will be at the Yamhill County fair to sell tickets to our raffle quilt, so I will take a turn at our booth.  I will also be entering a couple items in the fair to be judged.

Hope you are having a nice summer and are staying cool enough!


  1. Love your little baskets quilt. It has a Lori's touch for sure. Wonderful souvenir to a wonderful class as I'm sure you had fun learning with Lori. ;^)

  2. I wish I could have been at Lori's presentation. Your guild has a lot of members, or were neighboring guilds also invited? Love your baskets, especially that striped one. Something I'd like to try one of these days.

  3. Ah, thanks for sharing and your kind words. I LOVE your basket quilt and I will add ric-rac as a basket handle idea for future classes! Love your finished quilt!

  4. That first quilt definitely makes me think of you! Its beautiful. And the baskets are so much fun. I bet the class was hard for some to just let go and get wonky, but your finished quilt is wonderful. And I like the striped basket best, too.

  5. It was fun to see the photos of Lori presenting to your guild. Thanks for sharing them.
    You created a delightful basket wall hanging.
    And I love the little black and white finish. :)