Monday, October 5, 2009

Quilters' Eye Candy

Several weeks ago, the Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild gathered at a "Sew-La-Tea" event for local quilters. One of the highlights of the afternoon was the display of quilts (both completed and in progress) by members of the guild's Laurel Janes. The members of this group have been meeting for the last 16 months or so to make their own versions of Jane Stickle's famous 1863 quilt. Here are some that were shown -- (apologies for the bad photos -- the lighting was not the best) --

This is Nancy S. with her completed center made with 30s reproduction fabrics. She is now working on the outer triangles.

Rita made 40 blocks (hand-pieced) and set them on point with some cream-colored squares. She is now in the process of hand-quilting.

Betty M. made two small wallhangings. This is her first one.

And this is her second one (she was inspired by the Empire Quilters' 2009 raffle quilt).

Dori made 25 blocks and decided to make a small wallhanging. She is now in the process of adding some applique in the border. When she finishes with this, she plans to pick fabrics that she likes better and will work on a second quilt.

The batik blocks above Dori on the design wall were made by Anya. She has 20 more of the center blocks to finish and then plans to add the outer triangles.

Perhaps we can encourage some other members of the Laurel Janes to show photos of their work on this blog soon...

1 comment:

  1. Those are some beautiful quilts! We have quilting club at my churc, and they also turn out some gorgeous quilts...they display them during our spring tea each year. I'll take some photos next time. Thanks for visiting my blog today, and commenting on my poor, pitiful quilts! What kind of mid-arm do you have? I have looked at a couple of them, but just not sure I would do enough quilting to justify the cost and space. Maybe I would quilt more, though, if I had one.

    God bless,