Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Quilt Scraps

You may remember the "Black & Tan" quilt I blogged about last month. The colors and design of this quilt really appealed to me so I decided to take it a step further. First, I jumped on the "Mug Rug" bandwagen and made one as a little gift for my hubby. At least he can't say I've made a quilt for everyone but him now! It looks so much better next to his computer than the old paper napkin he was using...
I had so much fun with that little quilt that I just kept right on going, cutting more scraps, and made an 8"x10" mini-quilt. I've decided to donate this to the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative for their quilt auctions. Susan has been blogging about this for a while now, and I finally decided to give it a try.

If you haven't made a little AAQI quilt before, I highly recommend it. It's so much fun working on such a tiny scale, and it's a great way to use up those scraps. This quilt cost me nothing except an afternoon of my time, and it was so cold yesterday (14 below zero here) that you can bet I wasn't about to go outdoors! Much nicer in my warm cozy sewing room!
I hope it does well in the auction...

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Guest Speaker

The Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild of Wellsboro, PA welcomes Kelly Jackson of the online store I Have a Notion as our guest speaker on Monday, January 17th at 7PM at the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center on Main Street. Kelly will be showing us some of the newest quilting gadgets on the market and will also have some items for sale after her presentation. Visitors are welcome.