The Thursday Night Quilters

houses quilt and patternOne night a month, Bonnie and Nancy from Keepsake Quilting get together with some of their quilting friends for a small, informal gathering where they work on their latest projects. There’s always tea, cookies, camaraderie, and great show-and-tell.

This month Roberta brought in the 1930’s quilt that’s she’s currently quilting. Her aunt made the appliqued and embroidered house squares back in the 30‘s, and Roberta joined them with sashing and borders made from a Keepsake Quilting 2-1/2” strip collection and reproduction scraps she had in her stash. She machine quilted along the sashing and is hand quilting inside the house blocks.

Roberta even has the original paper pattern that her aunt used when she made the blocks. The pattern and the 1930s house quilt patternmulti-generational quilt are both real treasures.

Katie worked on a folk-art wool-applique, and Kathleen helped Bonnie choose a 12” block pattern and Bali fabrics for a sampler project.

Diane brought in a fabulous little art quilt that she’s just finishing up. She creates her own unique fabrics by dyeing, stamping, screening, and doing all sorts of innovative techniques. Take a peek at her blog (www.dsignsbyds.blogspot.com) to see what she’s been up to, and check out the burgundy-colored leaf quilt that was her latest show and tell.

The Thursday Night quilters may not always get a lot of sewing accomplished in the two hours that they meet, but they sure take away lots of inspiration.

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One Response to The Thursday Night Quilters

  1. Diane Seamans says:

    I enjoyed reading this article and appreciate the link to my blog. It’s important to connect with friends who have some of the same interests. We learn from each other. I enjoy my time with the group and hope it continues for years to come.

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