Monday, June 29, 2015

Cascadia Finished

I spent about a month this spring dealing with an infected toe. I was disappointed not to be out in the garden and took the opportunity to hand quilt Cascadia, a Humble Quilts Quiltalong.

I started another baby quilt for my grand niece, Piper, in Minnesota. I decided to make two of them when the strips I cut lent it self to making two blocks. I was inspired by Quilting with the Past and Oh, Oh, Quilts!.

I had the pleasure of meeting Dawn of Collector with a Needle and Doreen of Aunt Reen's Place a couple of weeks ago. Doreen taught one of Dawn's patterns and invited Dawn to speak in Warrenton, Virginia. It was a treat to meet these talented ladies. Click on the links to read about it.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Quilters Unlimited 42nd Annual Quilt Show

It's been a while! Weather has been beautiful and beckoning me into the garden. I have been doing some hand quilting and in everything I do I'm trying to be more mindful. That concept seems to be everywhere nowadays, even at a quilt guild meeting. Back in April - that seems so long ago - I went to a Quilters Unlimited meeting in McLean to hear Mark Lipinski talk about his Slow Stitching movement. If you've ever heard Mark speak before you will understand that I was quite intrigued. He is very high energy. I thoroughly enjoyed his lecture. It was a good reminder to enjoy the process of quilting. He was lamenting the fact that the quilt world has been moving more to the quick and easy style quilting and loosing the peacefulness of the process and creating something of value. Probably something we are tending toward in all aspects of our lives. There was much more to his lecture so if you ever get a chance to go I'm confident you will find it very entertaining.

This past weekend I attended the Quilters Unlimited show in Chantilly Virginia with my friend Lesa. It was good to catch up with her and to see people I hadn't seen in a while. Here are a few of my favorite quilts. Feel free to Pin and don't forget to give credit to the quilters and the show.

My new church has a monthly gathering of women who make these cute little church mice as a fundraiser. We have such fun!