Saturday, June 29, 2013

Crazy Quilt Project

Crazy Quilt - New Project

I found this book of fans by Jean Wells and decided this was the "crazy quilt" for me.
It has taken some time to find the fabrics - but they have been chosen and I am ready to start constructing the quilt.

Desert Sky

This is a quilt I made from the Judy Niemeyer pattern
"Desert Sky".  I plan to give the quilt as a gift to a friend that lives in Phoenix.  The colors remind me of the Arizona skies.

Finished "Desert Sky"

I pieced the final quilt together last night and say I really like it.  This quilt will go to a friend in Phoenix - the colors suit the Phoenix skies.  Now all I have to do it get it quilted.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Circle in the Square - Social tonight at my house

Yes -  I am hosting this months quild social.  I am cleaning like a crazy woman and thinking why do I get myself into these things.  Oh well...

I will have pictures tomorrow.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Dessert Sky - Class 2013

I attended a class with Jackie Kunkel using Judy Niemeyer's paper piecing.

Wow - all of my points are perfect.  What a great class.
If you get a chance - I recommend Jackie and the techniques.
Attached is my unfinished block.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Quilts of Valor

As quilters we are aware of the Quilts of Valor effort through out our quilting community.  Yesterday I witnessed this first hand and it really moved me.

Hearts N Hand Quilt Guild in O'Fallon, IL.had their 2013 show. This year's show featured a "Quilts of Valor" presentation in which 6 servicemen from the area who served in either WWII or the Korean War were honored. Approximately 60 people gathered for the presentation. The youngest man honored was 81. As each recipient walked up and took his quilt, his shoulders went back, he stood tall, and with conviction  stated  he was honored to serve his country.

Amongst cheers, whoops and lots of tears - God Bless the USA was clear and present.

Prior to the presentation, one of the recipients relatives approached the QOV display. She came to advise, her relative was too disabled to attend and wanted to know if there was still a way for him to receive the quilt as it meant a lot to him. Discussion followed and they offered her the quilt to take to the recipient. The woman broke down in sobs and after lots of hugs and tears on our part, she left clutching his quilt.

Pride in the USA was everywhere.  I have not seen that kind of love of country in a long time.