Monday, June 23, 2014

Guild Meeting Show and Tell and Framed Quilts

Helloooooooooooooooooo! :)

Well last week was my guild meeting and the annual pot luck dinner. My friend Renee made some kind of pistachio, marshmallow, green jelloeee salad. Is it wrong that I ate 3 helpings of it? Is it wrong that I secretly wanted lick my plate not caring what people thought of me? Renee asked me if I wanted to take a cup of it home. I did the happy bunny dance. Alas, the cup of yummy goodness never made it past the parking lot before I scarfed it down. hee,hee,hee

So onto the show and tell. First, I want to share this incredible quilt Suzanne made for her grandy daughter. I loooooooooooooooooooove it!

This is the fabric she put on the back. Vicki, our President, is a longarmer and did the quilting. Such a stunning quilt.

Suzanne is also the queen of making donation quilts for the kiddos. She made this one

and this one

and this one

and this one is the back side of the one above. She made reversible. Cool!  

Sandy made this fun quilt. I looooooooooove that green polka dot fabric!

She also made this log cabin.

Everyone was so glad to see Celia back with us. She made two fabulous purses. This one

and this one.

Barbara made this quilt for a grandy daughter who just got married. Totally modern. I can picture this quilted to the hilt and on the cover of Modern Quilt Magazine with those fabulous colors.

Barbara was quick like a bunny this month, so I had a hard time getting photos. This was a cute hexi quilt.

Here's a fun bag she made

and a cute tote bag with rope handles. Great for the beach!

Jackie shared two critter quilts for kiddos. This one

and this one. She said she has now used up all her critter blocks from the block swap.

Mary Kay and Marianne own a local frame shop. (For any of  my local friends, I will be the featured artist in their shop, Ballantyne Framing, on July 11 for Art Walk. Hop by to see me!) The girls gave a presentation on framing quilts and pieces from old or damaged quilts.

They talked about how you can add different mats and frames and how these pieces will be preserved.

Marianne showed how this family heirloom was damaged in a fire, but was able to be made into a framed piece of art for the family to continue to enjoy and treasure.

Recently, I've been toying with the idea of framing some of my art quilts. What are your thoughts on that? Do you like framed quilts or do you like them unframed?

One final note, I want to send Renee (goddess of the pistachio fluff stuff) a big hug. Her aunt Norma, who I featured in post a while back, became an angel the other week at age 99. She passed on 23 years to the day of her husband becoming an angel. She was in her own home, in her own bed and simply went to sleep. I can't imagine a more beautiful and peaceful way to go. It gave me goosebumps when she told me.

Michelle and the Bunnies


Melody said...

Such a talented bunch of ladies in your guild.

Erica said...

I just LOVE Suzanne's quilt for her Granddaughter, what a blessed girl!
Framed quilts are great, but.....then you can't touch them, cuddle them and hold them up to your cheek. But on the other hand,an art quilt is not usually meant for snuggling :-)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WOW. The quilts, a story in fabric.Aunt Norma? A story within a story....what a great way to go, to have loved, lived and passed on the same day as her beloved. Now there's a quilt story to stitch.

Oh Michelle, I love to see how WE WOMEN CREATE! And like you little one, I can pack away anything that I find delish and I can just see you eating the green goodness! teeehehehe

Much love!

Jules Woolford said...

Another wonderful array of quilts from your talented group. Bless dear Aunt Norma, She sounded such a wonderful lady, and what a beautiful way to pass.

Only four helpings of yummy stuff. Pshaw! It's nothing I tell you, nothing!x

Sandy D said...

Great Quilts. Love them.
I love pistachio salad too but why they call it a salad I do not know I think of it as a dessert.

Lesley said...

Thank you so much for this wonderful show and tell. The Quilts are all amazing. Talk about a talented group of women!

Barb said...

Oh wow...lots of eye candy, amazing talent, and lots of fun

Kris said...

Wow, fun quilt show, thanks!! I too LOVE Suzanne's quilt for her Grandy daughter. Even though we are about the same age, do you think she might adopt me so I can have a fun quilt too? That hole in that gorgeous quilt is so sad!! Even if it does have a prize place inside that frame!!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

So do we get the recipe for the pistachio, marshmallow, green jelloee salad?! Sounds like it was pretty darn good! Your quilting guild ladies are amazing, beautiful quilts each and every time. I love the idea of framing snippets of 'cutter quilts' and I also reuse them a lot in some of my creations and critters. Love to think I'm preserving a piece of a quilt that someone worked so long and hard to make. My condolences to Renee and her family on the loss of their Aunt Norma. Deb

StitchinByTheLake said...

Oh my what beautiful quilts and bags too! When my mother died my sister cut one of her oldest, ragged quilts into four pieces and framed them, one for each of we four children. What a treasure! I have framed stitcheries but not quilted pieces, though I've seen some framed and thought they were beautiful, especially the miniature quilts. Here's another jello "salad" for you - 4 small boxes lemon jello, add 2 cups of boiling water and stir until melted, add 2 or 3 cups of ice and refrigerate about 10 minutes to let it gel a bit. Stir in a can of crushed pineapple, then refrigerate another 10 minutes or so, and then stir in a container of cool whip. I put mine in a long glass dish and cut it into squares when it's ready. Tart but and refreshing in the summer. Enjoy! blessings, marlene