This past Saturday I attended the last quilting class for our Saturday Sampler. As much as I've moaned and groaned about each month's homework, looking back it was a very good time! And now I'll have a quilt to show for all my hard work once I sew it all together....that photo will have to come later.
Here's a picture of me with my monthly quilting friend, Julie. We've enjoyed getting to see each other and catching up with what's happening in our families after class is over. Let me mention one small fact about Julie...she was a local blog reader who found our blog and kept up with us...but I didn't know her! Yes, a real live lurker! I've met lurkers before! :)
We finally met when she and her husband emailed us maybe three years or more ago asking if they could meet and treat us to dessert at Cracker Barrel to talk about church. We visited with them and really enjoyed their fellowship. And as they say, the rest is history.
We've had their family in our home for a meal, and they have done likewise. And this past year we've enjoyed seeing each other once a month for quilt class. Now...we both have to decide if we'll sign up for next year's class which starts in March.
Here are the Saturday Soiree color choices by Marcus Brothers Fabrics: The GALLERY IN RED AND BLUE collection was designed especially for the program, a classic mix of florals, paisley and mixable coordinates. I'd pick the red...if I signed up. I'll have to decide soon! Should I do it?
Part of Saturday's quilt class was a Trunk Show by a quilt shop owner from Texas. The quilts she showed us were totally different from our "lots of pieces" blocks we make each month.
Her quilt patterns were designed as quickie finishes. The one below was made using a jelly roll and some yardage:And how about this small one for a baby quilt--looks like it could be whipped up in one afternoon:
I think I like traditional quilts much better made with bright modern fabrics...the best of both worlds. What kinds of quilts do you gravitate toward?