Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Welcome to Our Sit and Stitch Group

When we retired and moved to Clawson almost four year ago one thing I was eager to do was to join the weekly quilt group which meets at the community center. On any Tuesday you might find a dozen to over 30 gals enjoying socialization, sewing, and sharing their projects.

Several ladies volunteer to take photographs of our projects which are sent out to all members, so snowbirds or others who can't be there every week get to see all the wonderful work being done.

Today I thought I would share some of the recent quilts made by this talented group.

Betty  is one of our most productive members! She is trying to use up her large stash of fabric. The back of her quilts are always interesting.

Last year Betty made this amazing quilt.
One of our newer members, Cheryl, has made quilts for all her nieces and nephews. She is working on some smaller projects now.
Joanne made this wall hanging for a gift. She forgot to give it. So, the question is...will she give it up?
Joanne also makes lots of BIG projects, like this colorful king size quilt!
Joyce created this family album of handprints for an annual gathering. It will be auctioned off and the high bidder takes it home until next year when it will be auctioned off again.
Karen's opus magnum has been a work of love for years. It is FINALLY finished and looks amazing.
 This week Kay brought a quilt from her closet to share. Too cute!
Theresa is passionate about creating. She makes more quilts in a year than most make in a lifetime! The quilt blocks were made by the woman who taught her to quilt. She put them into this setting and hand quilted it all winter.

 AND she put together a Michigan themed quilt top.
 And finished her Sue Spargo wool applique' which she has worked on for weeks.
Over the years I sometimes share the quilts in the library, which mostly come from this group. Last winter Linda had several quilts with real 'wow' factor. Like this Christmas houses one!
Linda loves to use preprinted panels, as in this wintery horse quilt.
 Another wonderful quilt from winter is and embroidered and pieced quilt featuring 'over the river and through the snow' by Sandy.

Judy makes a lot of lovely quilts, too like this one from last year.
 Everyone loved Verna's version of this gardening theme quilt.
 Another spring themed quilt is Linda's birdhouses.

Shirley's Redwork embroidery and pieced quilt from several years ago represented a lot of work.
Sunetra loves all kinds of needlework. She made several versions of this Fiona quilt block pattern.
Our newest member Sue is making her first quilt, a memory quilt for her husband. She used his shirts and is including mementos including badges, ribbons awards, and even a drawing he made.
 Anna's Church Dash is a beautiful example of a traditional quilt.
Alex is new to sewing but is doing wonderful projects such as her stuffed zebra.
Barb is a professional long arm quilter. She is showing her beautiful wool applique quilt top.
Cathy is a teacher but joins us during summer and her breaks.
 Verna shared her colorful houses quilt.
Lucy is working on a Millefilore quilt. 
This year Lucy had her quilt Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds at the American Quilt Society show in Paducah.

I haven't found photos from all the gals, these are just some samples. I am lucky to be a part of the group and to be inspired by them.

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