Monday, April 20, 2015

Spring Quilting Day in Plainfield

Saturday was a gorgeous day for traveling south to Plainfield for a QBee (Quilting Buddy) day with Miss Carol from Sweet Peas and Possum, and of course, Barbie.  I was excited because Jen, a friend from my swimming group, came along with me to try her hand at quilting for the very first time.  I loved having company for the drive down and back. Jen is already an artist, but has never tried quilting and Carol's studio is the best place to learn to quilt.
Jen - eager new quilting student

Start with a pile of rainbow material.

All new quilters start with reading the directions and figuring them out.  Or Miss Carol figures them out while you admire your new material.  

Collaboration is very important in quilting.  

Miss Carol taught Jen how to measure, cut and lay out the block - Beautiful!!  Jen wanted to start with stars.  She is so brave!

Pinning and sewing the block together came next - lots of concentration!

Time for show and tell.  Jen did a fabulous job making her first block and Miss Carol is very proud of her new student.  Jen might be "hooked" on quilting now!

Other projects from QBee Day:

Barb's Snowball, 9-patch quilt laid out on the floor ready to sew the blocks together

My snowball - 9 patch up on the wall
The day flew by, as usual, especially when you are sewing and creating with good QBee friends.  

 Friends are the splash of color in every quilt.



  1. I love your quote <3
    Friends are a splash of color in every quilt!
    See you on the 15th!

  2. Thanks! I made up the quote. Looking forward to our retreat.