Friday, May 27, 2016

Orphan Block Project #2

 After my year as Prairie Quilt Guild president last year, guild members gave me orphan blocks to make into something (?!?) I thought I was going to make a throw quilt but due to their generosity, it will be several wall hangings and maybe a throw size quilt or two! My goal is to have used all or most of the blocks by September when I'll be the guild speaker. 

I'm not going to reveal what I'm making until its finished but I hope the shape is recognizable when you see it.

You know how you get excited about making something but when you're well into the project, you start wondering if this was such a bright idea after all? Well, I'm there. I'm fairly sure it will turn out well or it will be an opportunity to be creative.

Our guild show, Common Threads Regional Quilt Show, is just around the corner. If you follow the link, all the info is there - June 16, 17 & 18 in Wichita, KS. Lots of new things happening at our show! We've got some really great prizes to give away at the Grand Hoopla! on Saturday - a Baby Loc sewing machine and a Bernina Sewing machine, a Brother Scan N Cut plus a sewing chair but I'm going to win the chair so don't worry about it, OK?

I'm in charge of creating the quilt show book so progress on Love Entwined has been slower than I thought it would be. Next month I hope to have something to show.

Until next time, Mayleen

Monday, May 16, 2016

Museum Fundraiser

I'm going to be speaking about my quilts at the Mennonite Heritage & Agricultural Museum's fundraiser at 2:30 on Saturday, May 21 held at the Goessel Mennonite Church, Goessel, KS. Tickets are available at the door. It should be a fun time with stories about 15+ of my quilts, a mini merchant mall and cheesecake, yum! 

Just a little teaser about which quilts I'm bringing:

 "Shell Shocked" from Museum Quilts by Kaffe Fassett

 "The Cotheals at Home" (Phebe), Primarily Quilts by Di Ford

"Selvage Star of Bethlehem"
 "Mediterranean Hexagon", Quilts in Morocco by Kaffe Fassett

 "Trip Around the Prairie"

 "Pumpkin Peel" from Small Pieces, Spectacular Quilts
"Second Spring"

and the crazy quilt, a couple of Bonnie Hunter designs, the wool wallhanging, my barn quilt, the Kansas quilt, a quilt design by Elsie Campbell, a few more selvage quilts, maybe I'll bring my "Forever" project, ... hmm, its a good thing my husband is coming along to help tote quilts in and out!

Until next time, Mayleen