Quilting and Stuff by Knitnoid

Category Archives: Guild

Vintage Quilt

 

Wednesday evening was the Candlelight Quilters meeting.  During Show and Tell, this quilt was shown. The story is the quilt was found in a barn in really bad condition. The owner didn’t want to throw it away, so gave it to her friend — who also didn’t want to throw it away.  It finally ended up in a 3rd quilters possession she took all the applique blocks apart and reassembled them. The end result was the beautiful quilt.  But no one has ever seen this  block before.  Speculation was that maybe it was from the Kansas City Star, but I don’t see it in my resources.  Has anyone seen a pattern for this block?

Quilt Show Weekend

This weekend is the Kaw Valley Quilters Guild quilt show. I went this morning and saw lots of great quilts and got a few ideas on how to finish one of my UFOs.

Additionally, I had two quilts hanging in the show, which meets one of my goals for the year.

If you get a chance, head over to the show Sunday. It runs from 10 AM – 5 PM at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Lawrence, Kansas.

What’s on My Design Wall

My design wall is missing. Well actually, I took it down and took it to the retreat. It’s still packed, but I am still working on stuff. The Kaw Valley Quilt Guild Quilt Show is this weekend and I’m making boutique items.

Last weekend I made a bunch of pocket tissue covers using Ami Simms “Almost Free” pattern to take to the retreat for everyone. It was kind of funny as another retreater had the same idea, so everyone got two packets of tissues with covers. The extras are going to the guild sale table.


This morning I’m working on pin cushions. I’ve got one made and have the top of the second one made.

Follow the links at Judy’s to see what other’s are working on.

Wind-Up for the Weekend

This is a 3-day weekend for me, so even though I’m going to my nephew’s wedding on Saturday, I’ll still get in two days of quilting – at least that’s the plan. My Wind-Up for the Weekend that Tamara is hosting consists of more of the same. Thirty minute spots of hand quilting on the Double Wedding Ring and finishing the quilting on the music quilt. If I don’t get my 30 minutes in Saturday, I’ll try to make it with 2 sessions Sunday or Monday. Meanwhile the second half of the quilting on the music quilt seems to be going faster. I’m not sure why, but I’m not going to argue.

To cap off my weekend, Monday night is my quilt guild meeting. Kaw Valley Quilt Guild member, Carol Jones will be discussing her new book “Tile Quilt Revival: Reinventing a Forgotten Form”. She co-authored the book with Bobbie Finley. It should be an interesting program.