Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Beaver Valley Piecemakers Quilt Show

Last week, I travelled with QBee Kathy to the Beaver Valley Quilt Show in Beaver Falls, PA.  The show featured two color quilts along with so many other lovely quilts.  I really loved the system they used to hang the quilts - you will see it in the pictures.  I asked about it and found out that the quilt hanging system, made of wood, was done 10 or more years ago by some of the husbands.

Take a look at all the lovely quilts and let them speak for themselves.

Kit from vendor.  Guess who likes happy snowmen?  Mama Barb!

Mystery Quilts done by the Beaver Valley Piecemakers.

Look how nicely the quilts were displayed.  Love the system they used!

Great way to use up all the vegetable material that I have collected.

Friendship Braid or French Braid Quilt

Remember the theme was two color quilts

This one is for you Miss Carol!

Monday, October 14, 2013

QBee Day and Some New Projects

It's a terrific time of year to travel down to Plainfield for QBee Day at Miss Carol's studio.  The leaves were starting to turn and the sky was bright blue.  We had a "show and tell" along with new projects and fun surprises.

Dover Quilt Show

Mama Barb picked up her flower quilt to enter into the Dover Quilt Show coming up at the end of the month.  The quilting, done by Miss Carol of Sweet Peas and Possum, looks fabulous! 

Here is information for the show:

Valley Quilt Guild Biennial Quilt Show - Dover 
Opportunity quilt raffle, featured quilter exhibit, vendors, demos, 150 quilts, Chinese auction, and café.
Dover National Guard Armory
2800 N Wooster Ave
Dover, OH 44622. . . . . I-77 exit 85 Schneiders Crossing

  • Friday, October 25th - 10 am - 6 pm
  • Saturday, October 26th - 10 am - 5 pm
 Hope you can make it to the show!
Below are some pictures of Barbie's quilt. 

It took a year to collect the perfect floral material for this quilt.  It is stunning!

Seamingly Scrappy by Rebecca Silbaugh

I found this lovely little book at the Streetsboro Quilt Show and took it with me to share on QBee day.  Miss Carol fell in love with this pattern "Snow in June":
. . . and what do you know!  She already had the nine patches made up in her stash.  Oh, happy day for sewing!

I found this quick and easy pattern called "Tiny Bits.  I'm planning that for a future baby quilt and already have the material for that too.  Yea!
We had a great day sewing and sharing.  Here a few more pictures from our QBee Day in October.   
QBee Bridget is designing a surprise quilt for a good friend.  It's coming along nicely!

Barb finished this quilt for a friend.
I finished a Grinch quilt top for Christmas.  I'm keeping this one.  How do you like the cemetery as the back drop?  It would probably be better for a Halloween quilt, but hey, It was all I had.   
Miss Carol's new project.  Sew fun!
It was so nice to see Barb and Gina today!  They stopped in after work.
Gina got a new Bernina!  We were all ewwing and ahhing over that!
Another QBee day has come and gone.  Blogging about it gives me the chance to share and remember the good memories.  Happy quilting!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Streetsboro Quilt Show

What a fun weekend!  This is my first year, or should I say month, as a member of the Streetsboro Quilt Guild.  Being in a guild is new to me, so I am learning as I go.  First of all, I learned that it is called a "guild" instead of a club because the members are all craftsmen, or craftswomen.  We are all quilters.

I spent a good bit of time Friday and Saturday at the quilt show.  I got to help out on the floor, quilt patrol, and see all the lovely quilts . . . one of my favourite things to do!  The raffle quilt, Spools of Friendship, was absolutely stunning.  Unfortunately, I did not win it, but enjoyed seeing it.  Take a look . . .

Quilt Show Pictures: Enjoy!

It is impossible to show all of the quilts; there were close to 200.  Here are some that caught my eye.

Mitzi's Peacock Quilt - lovely!

This is made up of the baby clothes from grown kids for their mom.  It's a very unusual quilt, but a mom would love it!

This 9-patch was chosen as the favourite of visitors to the show.  The pieces were very tiny and precise.  Any quilter can appreciate all the work that went into this quilt.  

It was nice to learn more about the judges.   

This quilt was not part of the show.  It's a snowman kit with soft flannel material from Polka Dot Pincushion, one of the vendors at the show.  Barbie and I both bought one.  Isn't it cute?

Hope you enjoyed the show.