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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

SUZANNE MARSHALL AT WMQG

Suzanne Marshall was the guest speaker at the West Michigan Quilt Guild last night. Marshall’s lecture included slides of her quilts, from her first attempts to her prize winning quilts. She said that she is a self-taught quilter and began quilting over 34 years ago. As you can see from these pictures, she is an expert in appliqué. (Click on picture for a closer view.)

This is a close up of one of her prize winning quilts.

Another prize winner!


Isn't he cute. Marshall said she often gets her ideas from old books, tapestries, lamp posts in Europe. She said there are endless possibilities.

While here this week, Marshall also taught classes on her appliqué technique. I envy those able to attend. If her classes are anything like her lecture, those attending learned a lot and laughed a lot. Marshall is such a delightful educator.
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Fat Quarter Shop has some free patterns. The one that caught my eye was Full Swing. Check it out.
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Don’t forget that Quilts On The Grand 2010 starts this week. Over 250 quilts are being featured. There is also a vendor mall and a small quilt auction. The show is Oct 1 – 3 at the DeltaPlex Arena, 2500 Turner Avenue, NW, Grand Rapids, MI. Admission is $8. Proceeds will benefit the Tie That Binds Fund at the Neonatal Unit at Spectrum Butterworth and the Covenant Enabling Residence, Faith House.
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Also, Knotty Girls meets tonight at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.
Stay Positive!

Until next time,
Caroll

4 comments:

Mama Pea said...

Wow! Those are truly amazing quilts! I would have loved to attend one of her classes, too. A blogger friend of mine just got to go to an applique class with---oh, now I'm blanking on her name---the Applique the Piece o' Cake Way gal... I felt so jealous of that, too!

Allie said...

Her applique is amazing - and her design sense, outstanding! I wish I could be there!

Ivory Spring said...

Suzanne is absolutely amazing!

Miss Nancy said...

I am so glad that you were able to have Suzanne Marshall at your guild meeting. I have heard her speak and show her quilts a guild I belong to. She is such a wonderful person and a wonderful quilter. Her work is gorgeous. I don't know how she does it all. Thank you so much for sharing her quilts on your blog.

Have a super great sewing day.

Quilting Teachers at the shop.

Quilting Teachers at the shop.
Chris, Marilyn, Jill, Lee Anne, Sue, Vickie

Quilts For Wheels

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.

Quilting for Kids With Cancer

Quilting for Kids With Cancer
Generosity has no bounds. Above are the women in the Quilts For Kids group at the Attic Window Quilt Shop. Left to right, Henrietta, Phyllis, Nancy, Carol, Karen. These women donate their time, fabric, money once a month to make quilts for kids who have cancer.