Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Sunshine Club News

Although there's not too much to show by way of our progress, the Sunshine Club of quilters braved their way through the heavy rains to get to the Alton, New Hampshire Senior Center.

Sue worked tirelessly on more string blocks for our raffle quilt as you can see below, on the left. Right beside her was Diane, on the right, ready to do more hand hemming of her binding. Can you see that gorgeous batik quilt of Diane's ready to go to the quilter's?

Diane held up the quilt top so we could all see it. It's a beauty, girl!

The almost translucent-looking colors just glow!

Joyce joined us for breakfast and seemed to enjoy the newest catalogs from The Mothership, that is, Keepsake Quilting, in Center Harbor, New Hampshire. They are always filled with inspiration.

I confess that on those rare occasions that I grant my Dr.'s a few billable hours, I often bring the Hancock's Of Paducah catalog to peruse whilst waiting my turn at the meat factory.
Also seen above is Bev's tee shirt panel all prepared with iron-on stabilizer on the back. Bev wants to do a pillowcase to go with the quilt that she's been working on.

As for me, Joyce captured most of my head but got a great shot of, "Midnight Blues" getting the binding hemmed very slowly. Although Matthew and Bella are already married since December, 11th, of 2015, my quilt for them is just getting finished now!

Felix and I made a planned trip over to see Matthew and Bella's new little apartment in Alton, New Hampshire. This is their table!

I was setting the above table with a piece of donated cotton gingham, and with Felix's and my housewarming present of a 16 piece set of microwavable Corelle dishes for Bella and Matthew's new home. The pattern is called "Spring Pink" by Corning Glass at Walmart.

We are thrilled that they are also using Felix's late Aunt Lucy's rock maple table and chairs from the late 1940's. Boy, stuff was so well-made back then, wasn't it? Not all sawdust and glue like now.

We had a delightful visit!

Happy quilting!


Janet O. said...

I'll bet Matthew and Bella will love having that quilt! And the table settings and cloth are so cute together.
Didn't realize the table and chairs are a family heirloom. That is pretty special. : )

gayle said...

I'm going to miss seeing Midnight Blues when you finish it, but I know it will be well-loved in its new home!

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Beautiful quilts! I hope you are finally getting the sunshine we have today for your Sunshine club! I love the table setting. What a lovely gift. We use my husband's maple table and chairs from the 40's every day and I love it!

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