Monday, October 24, 2016

Part 3: LV Quilt Study Group, October meeting

We had many good discussion about fabric this past week!
Barb G. had just returned from a conference on Turkey Red and shared pieces and insights:

Some other pieces Barb brought that we enjoyed:

Dana B. discussed hexagon quilts, here is a neat fabric from one of her pieces:
 Dana recommended a book that we were all interested in.  Here is the cover of the book in case you wish to order one:
REMINDER:  Our next meeting is December 15.  Hope to see you there!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

LV Quilt Study Group, October Meeting, Part 2

Pat and Arlan brought some real beauties in on Thursday!!!
This piece was a real stunner and prompted a lot of discussion about the fabric used:

Unique Floral Quilts!!

Pat admits she loves quilts that use circles, this one was gorgeous!

 Crib Quilt

 Lovely lyre quilt!

 This piece prompted some discussion on shirtings:

Another piece was amazing fabric!

A wonderful eagle quilt which lead to a discussion about dyes:
 The dealer also made sure that Pat and Arlan had this cup to go with the quilt.  We aren't really quite sure about the story, but it did prompt discussion about the quilt show.

 A beautiful crazy quilt closed the selections they shared with us!  It was wonderful!  Tomorrow we will share more quilts brought by members!  See you then!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Lehigh Valley Quilt Study Meeting: October 2016! Part One

We had some wonderful quilts brought in this month!  So many that I'm going to have to break up the photos into multiple posts again.  
Sherry was new to our group and brought two wonderful pieces!  This one was a family quilt she inherited:

and this wonderful goose track!

We had some wonderful things related to quilting discussed and brought in this month.  We were all fascinated with the cotton boll Carolyn brought in.  She had gotten it from Texas:
Sue P. brought in a few quilts for us:
 Check out the color combo in this one below (one of my favorites for the day):

Lorraine B. brought this amazing piece in!

Jayne brought this wonderful piece in, I want to make one:

Yes, there is much much more to show!  Tomorrow I will post the quilts that Pat and Arlen brought in!  We have at least three days worth of photos for the blog!  Have a wonderful day!

Friday, October 7, 2016

McKim Monday

This month let's look at McKim's Aster Quilt, a pattern that we know mostly as Dresden Plate. This is a great illustration of how a pattern might be referenced in a variety of ways.  If you are interested in learning more about the various names of patterns, I suggest you pick up Barbara Brackman's BlockBase or one of her encyclopedias of quilt patterns.

Ruby's pattern has many MANY "petals" and although I have many dresden plate quilts, I only have one that has the correct amount of petals (or blades):

This is a quilt top that was made locally and is made up of a variety of 1930s fabrics on a field of green.
 I like that this piece doesn't have a center appliqued atop.  I find this a more soothing arrangement. 

Have a wonderful week and enjoy the fantastic weather!!!

Thursday, October 6, 2016