Wednesday, August 16, 2017

We had a wonderful night going to Lake Bluff guild meeting where Dawn Cook Ronningen was the speaker!
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It was worth the drive!!! Dawn had a presentation on a screen then she showed actual quilts.
So I took pictures to share with you.
Apparently she said that one of the oldest hexagon quilts is from France!

Seen on the way to there!, very cool!

 Here is Dawn, such a nice woman!
 I love that one, dated circa 1850 with some earlier fabrics, see below

 This one is made out of wool


 Dawn made this one

 This one, the center was from the 30s, and it was quilted later.

 Close ups of some quilts, this one is the one dated circa 1850

 This one was quite different, it is called stump work and plush work embroidery

 Dawn made this one
 This one too...

This is a French fabric from circa 1830!

Thank you so much to the guild to put up a so wonderful program and to Dawn for sharing her amazing quilts!!!

Friday, August 4, 2017

What an amazing day we had! It was our Jane meeting and Sharron visited us! We were very lucky that she came to share her amazing Jane quilts with us!!! We could touch them!
She has made 5 quilts, they have all been quilted by Karen McTavish, an amazing long arm quilter who I love! I took classes with Karen long time ago, I am sure she doesn't remember me but I do remember them very well and enjoyed every minute of her classes! She is wonderful! Being able to touch her quilting was very special!

Sharron made an Asian Jane, an African themed Jane( she went on a trip to Tanzania and collected fabrics from there) , a "Crayola" Jane, a purple Jane and a black and red Jane! They are all made by machine, even the applique! Her workmanship is amazing! The stitches are invisible! She used Invisifil by Wonderfil a lot!

Here are pictures so you can enjoy and maybe get inspiration to work on your own Jane quilt!!!

Thank you so much  Sharron for surprising us with your beautiful amazing, gorgeous....quilts!!!