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Sunday, April 11, 2010

MOKA

MOKA (Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas) is a quilt study group which meets three times a year. On Saturday, I went to the MOKA meeting near Kansas City to hear Terry Clothier Thompson give a mini FabriCamp presentation. She brought some of her collection of quilts, tops and vintage clothing for us to study. It was a wonderful experience and someday soon I hope to go to one of her three day FabriCamps! These are some photos of my favorite quilts. Here's Terri talking about the c. 1864 quilt she calls "The Battle of Blue Mills Landing". The colors are still very vibrant and at first I thought it was a reproduction quilt. The fabric in this quilt turned out to be delaine which has a cotton warp and a wool weft. (I learned that this weekend but please don't ask me which way is warp and which way is weft!) I purchased Terri's pattern for this quilt.

I don't know that I will ever attempt this much applique or hand quilting but isn't this quilt beautiful?


Terry's coming out with a pattern for this strawberry quilt very soon! This is another quilt that I'd make if I were better at applique. I know - practice, practice, practice. I think its the colors and the checkerboard design on the strawberries I like about this one.

This weekend was also the greater Kansas City area ShopHop and so I stopped in at a few shops to purchase some Jo Morton fabrics. I'm still not sure what my next quilting project will be but I'm very tempted to use that new fabric. Hope you all had a great weekend too!

4 comments:

  1. I love those applique quilts. I am okay at machine applique, but my hand stitching needs work. My embroidery (aka applique) looks like a 4th grader. I was practicing last night and said to Big T "my hands won't do what I need them to do." His response - "you've always had that problem." It got real quiet around our house for the rest of the evening. (But - he's right.)

    Marie

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  2. warp is lengthwise. weft is crosswise, from selvage to selvage. Never heard of fabric like that!

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  3. Sounds like a wonderful time! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Like you, I could never remember which was warp and weft.
    EASY! Think of a map, West(W) on the left, East(E) on the right. Going from West to East (WE) = WEft. I never forget it now.

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