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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

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“A Painter’s Approach to Quilt Design, was Velda Newman’s topic when she recently spoke before the West Michigan Quilt Guild. Above Newman stands in front of one of her awesome wallhangings. I believe she said this one was about 16 feet long. Now let’s see where will I put that….
Knotty Girls Quilting Bee met tonight at the Attic Window Quilt Shop. Sherri P. had a couple of her finished pieces to show us. Above is a pincushion that Sherri filled with sand and lavender. It not only looks beautiful, but it had a wonderful fragrance.

This is Sherri’s needle case. I’m trying to talk her into making one for me. I admire anyone who can do such intricate work. Isn’t it darling?
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Reanna Lily Designs has a nice tutorial for a strip Dresden Quilt.

Until next time,
Caroll

5 comments:

Stephanie in Kalamazoo, MI said...

Love that needle case and pincushion. How brilliant to put lavender in it as well! Any chance someone will do a class on these sometime soon? :-)

Sherry said...

A 16 Feet quilt can you even think about quilt that. WOW

Allie said...

Wow - what loveliness on your blog today! I love that wallhanging. My first one was about 5x10 ft long. The lady who taught me how to do it was so impressed, lol, she started with very small ones.

Miss Nancy said...

Velda Newman does amazing work. What a treat to have her visit your guild.
You Knotty Girls are up to more creative endeavors. Love the pincushion and the needlecase. Very unique pieces.
Love your link and its tutorial.
Thank you for sharing. I am so far behind on reading your most interesting posts. I hope to catch up on the weekend.

Have a super great day and weekend.

Micki said...

I loved the pincushion and the needlecase...so pretty!
Micki

Quilting Teachers at the shop.

Quilting Teachers at the shop.
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Quilts For Wheels
Many thanks and much appreciation goes to the women who work diligently each month to make quilts for those in wheel chairs. Kudos go to: Yvonne, Mary T., Fran, Joan, Mary Ellen, Barb, Lee Ann, Nancy, Mary.

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