I brought 3 of my quilts. The white wholecloth, my mother made for me this past year. Handquilted, it doesn’t show up well on camera.

Lee's Welsh Beauty, only the center section of the queen size quilt

As you can see I had it hung up so you could see the light through the center part. It’s reversible, I selected the back fabric online based on my monitor color. It doesn’t look the same as I thought it would be it still looks nice. My experience of buying fabric online has made me feel I should go to the stores or order out of a catalog. Which I have done a lot over the years. I would be interested to hear what others online shopping for fabric experiences have been.

If you take a close look you can see all the hand quilting that went into this. It tooks months of tons of quilting time. I don’t think you could make enough money to make this.

I also brought my very first quilt, I ever made. I belongs to a quilt club at the time and we were doing one block of the month, starting with the 9 patch because it is probably is one of the easiest

Dinosaurs Everywhere, hand pieced, hand appliqued and hand quilted

and most useful block to learn. If you look at a lot of other blocks you can see the 9 patch it. This quilt took me a few years to complete. I did one block a month for a year, getting progressively more difficult. I used fabric that my son who was into dinosaurs at the time picked out. By the time I completed the hand quilting, he was no longer into dinosaurs. The other part I like is you can’t really tell the blocks all have dinosaur material in them, until you see the outer border.

Bourbon Quilters Guild Members in 2000

The last quilt I brought with me to the June meeting, every block was made by a different person. We were not told what colors to make or what block to make. I found the choices really interesting. The upper left block was pieced and appliqued and was the original logo block. The block in the upper right is the one I made. My mother took all the blocks and sashed and bordered to finish the quilt top. Another lady machine quilted the quilt. You can see several of the blocks are 9 patches. This quilt always reminds me that part of the fun in making a quilt is sharing them. I think that applies to all the crafts that we do. If you come to our meetings you get to see lots of amazing projects. Some will be in the library’s large display case in September. These are just a few the ladies have finished so far.

Crocheted hats, we got to see them modeled, they are gorgeous

Lorene does it again. You have to ask her what it is. I hope she brings the completed one in July

Do you see the circle in the square?

Several ladies want to make these

2 different table runners to be. I see some 9 patches

I can see how you could use only squares and half square triangles to make this

Barbara did an excellent job on this, just needs the binding

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