Monday, March 23, 2015

Celebrating Quilting Day

"The Late Wisconsin Spring" by John Koethe

"Snow melts into the earth and a gentle breeze   
Loosens the damp gum wrappers, the stale leaves   
Left over from autumn, and the dead brown grass.   
The sky shakes itself out. And the invisible birds   
Winter put away somewhere return, the air relaxes,   
People start to circulate again in twos and threes.

Finally!  The weather opened up its closed fist and we were able to drive south on Saturday - National Quilters Day - for a QBee quilting day with Miss Carol of Sweet Peas and Possum.  Michelle, Earlene, Barbie and I joined Miss Carol in her snowball Nine-patch "9 Snows in a Row" class.  We started out with show and tell and below is Barbies "Floral Tumbler Quilt." The lively colors make you dream of spring!  What a fun Grape border!

Below:  Earlene's very first snowball block!  She is getting hooked on quilting.

Hey!  Where did all the quilters go?  I think there was a karaoke party in the back room.  Our guard dog, Gus, is keeping an eye on the fabric.  You can see the sample class quilt on the board behind the tables.

Michelle had a plan for her colors.  It is looking good!

Mama Barb's snowball blocks

First sign of spring

 Mama Barb's scrap box!  How fun!

Earlene's 9-patch.  Check out her corners!  Miss Carol is the best teacher ever!

We continued quilting at home where Toria completed her first small project.  A little string mug rug.  She did a great job sewing and quilting it.

Happy Spring Quilting!


  1. What fun! I dream of joining you all some day!

    1. We would be thrilled if you showed up!! We already count you as one of our QBees!