Tuesday, June 30, 2009

May and June Bee Blocks

I got a little behind on my bee blocks, but I am caught up now. We meet Thursday and I am happy to pass them on.

Here is Jan O.'s 1930's repro applique block. I had to reach a little beyond the scrap pile as I don't have big 30's scraps just yet. (This is the one that took me so long as I did it by hand.)

This is Beth's block. I had the hardest time deciding on fabrics, but I had all of these in my scraps and I think it turned out o.k. Everyone is using the reds and aqua/blue greens. It was a paper pieced pattern and Beth supplied the corner fabric.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Quilt Show wrap-up

I was going to post lots of lovely pictures of quilts from our show last weekend and my camera battery died on me after taking only one shot. So I am glad one of my other guild friends posted some on her blog so I can redirect you to here and to here.

I was in charge of the hanging crew for this show and I have to tell you that 390 quilts went up in 3 hours and they came down in 45 minutes-all without incident. What an amazing feat by an amazing committee. We have our post-show steering committee meeting this coming Tuesday, so I am looking forward to hearing more details from the show. I do know that we raised almost $3,000 for Alzheimers of Central Alabama through our silent auction. Way to go!

It is 93F here today and I cut the grass in my backyard while it was still shady. Guess the rest of the day will be sitting around staying cool. I hope to get back to quilting. I am desperately missing my sewing!

Monday, June 15, 2009

QuiltFest 2009

If you or anyone you know will be in the Birmingham, Alabama, area this coming weekend, we would love to have you come to the Birmingham Quilters Guild's quilt show - QuiltFest 2009.

Over 400 quilts on display and we are hosting the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative exhibit curated by Ami Simms. We'll have lots of good vendors, demonstrations, door prizes, a silent auction, and just a really fun time. And you could have an opportunity to win this year's donation quilt "Heirloom Beauty."

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

I'm a Winner!

Today when I checked my daily blog roll, one post listed winners to a giveaway from last week. And I won!

Heather Mulder Peterson is a quilt and fabric designer and has a blog called Trends and Traditions. She has yummy fabrics and lots of pretty and easy patterns.

This is the quilt I liked. The jellyroll I won at retreat should work up nicely in this pattern.
And this is the book I won. What fun!