Saturday, March 18, 2017

Happy National Quilting Day! To celebrate the occasion, we have some pictures from the applique group that meets here. Each member was to show the first quilt they made and the one they are currently working on. Enjoy!

And as an extra treat, a finished 365 quilt.

I hope that you find something to inspire you to spend some time quilting on National Quilting Day!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

With the seeming return of winter, it may be wise to search for some quilting inspiration! We have some ideas to keep you busy while the snow continues to fall. 

For starters, we have a new Quilt Mania magazine in at the shop:

There are also plenty of quilts to inspire you. Here are just a few that have inspired us this week!
A beginner quilt from the Beginning Quilting class.

Show and Tell with old, restored blocks!
An adorable baby quilt quilted by Valerie.

A St. Patrick's Day quilt, quilted by Valerie. 

A customer's Friendship Stars quilt from a block swap.
A customer's work in progress from Finishing School.

And just to prove that spring is on its way, however slowly, a beautiful daffodil:

Sunday, March 12, 2017

A friend had a very cute pincushion, very practical! And it is a free pattern so I made one!

If you want to make one, search for Skinny Pincushion, there is a PDF file for it!

It fits right by my machine, I love it! And I am going to make another one!

And I have been working on some English Paper Piecing... I will applique them on a background so I decided to starch them so then I can I remove the paper, and then I iron them again and they are ready for applique!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

So we went to a Quilt Study meeting, what a great experience!
We learned that there is going to be a quilt show in Bensenville at Fisher farm March 25 and 26.
The subject of the meeting was Illinois Quilts, so here are Carol's quilt that her grand mother made.

 Then some blocks and more quilts!

 Honeybee is the name of this pattern

 Amazing quilting!

 These were found at an estate sale

And that is the foundation used for that crazy quilt!
And feed sacks sewn together into a dress!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

So we went downtown to the Dusable museum to see the quilt exhibit. It was a gorgeous day!
Very intersting exhibition even if we would have loved to see more!
Three of the quilts dated from 1860, can you beleive that! And they were in great condition!
Amazing! No fold mark, no discoloration...