Thank you so much for all the kind words on my Lost Day post. Seems there is a LOT of frustration out there when it comes to customer service and the lack of it. Also insurance companies - they used to bring peace of mind. Hopefully one day (soon) we will see the return of both.
Now on to fun and exciting things in the world of quilting. You may remember when I put up this post. Seems that a lot of gals would love to make this quilt from near and far. As luck would have it, there are some of the 'near' gals that were eager to take a leap of faith and join me in person to work on it together.
Yesterday we had our first Folkart Gathering Gathering. Six of us met at The Quilted Crow for an afternoon of stitching, snacking, shopping and getting to know one another. Just look at what we did . . . .
My block -
I changed out the little half log cabins for some churn dashes that were stuffed in a drawer from an abandoned project.
Just look at those colors. Annie says she is NOT ready to let go of summer and plans to channel Freddie Moran with her quilt.
has plans to work only with fabrics she has on hand. Looks like she's got a wonderful stash just perfect for a beauty of a quilt.
Suz (no blog)
is even piecing her background by hand! OMG - such an impressive undertaking.
Joan (no blog)
has a great eye for fabrics. I may have to ask her to make a few selections for me. I covet her sawtooth stars.
Last but certainly not least is Anne (no blog)
has another beauty on her hands. She took some license with the 1/2 log cabin blocks. I love that those blocks will make her piece totally unique from all the others. That really is part of what is so special about these designs - you cannot do anything wrong, it is folkart after all.
Before the day had ended, we scheduled two more 'gatherings' for October and may have added another gal who just happened to stop by the shop.
I'm so excited to make some new friends here in New England. Not only will have a quilt to show for our efforts, but hopefully we can continue getting together for quilting and friendship long after the last stitch has been taken in this first project. That's what quilting will do for you - keep you warm . . . . inside and out.
UFO of the month
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