Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Double Quilty

The last Tuesday of each month is a double helping of quilting groups for me. I get to have coffee and chocolates with The Sunshine Club over at the Alton, New Hampshire Senior Center, and then have a home made box lunch with The Farmer's Wife Club in Milton, New Hampshire.

At the Sunshine Club, Sue got antsy to sew some of her new all-grey Jelly Roll strips. She had them all neatly pinned into the order that she preferred. You go, girl!

Margorie was cutting up a storm for her blue and yellow quilt.

We all had some chocolates and even a mini slice of Boston Creme Pie with our coffee. I worked a wee bit on my Farmer's Wife block and then left for the Milton-based Evergreen Country Primitives Quilt Shop.
The shop's owner, Camille, is a magnificent hostess to the group and makes us all feel right at home. Her shop specializes in reproduction fabrics (my favorite!) and in gorgeous wools, too. Here is Camille holding up a section of the quilt that she is doing all by hand!

We all enjoyed a slice of Sam's Club New York Style cheesecake (my treat!) and sewed up a frenzy as we chatted. Best of all was Shirley's big reveal of her finished 50 block throw-sized quilt.

Like the author of the book, (The Farmer's Wife by Laurie Aaron Hird), Shirley also chose to make each block all hand sewn and cut out with scissors and templates. And like Hird, Shirley chose a longarmer to do the quilting of a simple Baptist Fans design. Click on any picture to enlarge it.

We were all both inspired and intimidated by Shirley's success, LOL! It shows what can happen with slow steady progress.

I couldn't leave the shop without these lovelies! The teal on the bottom is a Windham historical. The two Marcus Brothers are a neutral floral from Molly B's Studio, and the exact same cheddar of Paula Barnes that is from the Marcus Brothers Sew Along.

I was honored to receive one of Camille's new bright purple plastic tote bags, too, LOL! 

Before I leave, let me also mention that the Alton Senior Center is being worked on to build a new addition. Now that the newly poured foundation has cured a bit, the lumber has arrived and workers were busy.

Happy sewing!

1 comment:

Janet O. said...

Sounds like a great, quilty day, Vic. I especially enjoyed seeing Camille and her shop, where my daughter spent a couple of happy hours recently. I hope to see it in person next year!

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