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
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