Thursday, October 13, 2016

Show and Tell

Hi ya! Well, we survived hurricane Matthew with only minor damage to our cottage. We are so very grateful as many of those around us did not fare as well. There is massive flooding everywhere as rivers and damns are overflowing. It's truly so sad and my heart goes out to all those who are affected from this massive storm.

Needless to say, between the stress of the storm and frankly, the stress and ugliness in the news, I wanted to share some photos from my ASG (American Sewing Guild), Quilters by the Sea and my little weekly Stitch and Chat group. I think we all need a break to look at some pretty and happy things. Don't you think?

First, these are from last months ASG meeting.

Lois, on the right, made this quilt for her granddaughter who loves Lily Pulitzer. Gorgeous isn't it?
Her assistant, Penny, on the left made the dress she is wearing. So fabulous and it looks great on her. I'm always in awe of friends who can sew clothes.



 Lois also made this wonderful little quilt for fall.



 Penny shared some pieces she has been working on. So fun and the colors are so cheerful, you can't help but smile!





Molly, holding the quilt up on the left, made this gorgeous block quilt. We meet at Sew Happins here in Wilmington. Sarah, the shop owner, is holding the quilt up on the right.

Ginni, our President, made this embroidered apron.

 Michelle made this wonderful top and


she made this Alabama Chanin top too.



Speaking of Alabama Chanin tops, Jean also made one. Here she is at my house for our weekly stitch and chat. I love these tops! They are all hand stitched!



I saw Jean today and she was wearing this top that she also made. Again, I am in awe of friends who can sew clothes.


Molly, from the photo above, is also in my weekly group. Today she brought this piece she made for her Mom's door at the nursing home. Too cute!



Next we move on to my quilt guild, Quilters by the Sea. They had a challenge back in the spring where members got fabrics from Pepper Cory's line called Brushstrokes. The challenge was to create something using these fabrics and the inspiration of "My Favorite Color is." The quilts were put in brown paper bags and turned in. Then we hung the quilts and voted on them. There were really nice cash prizes for the winners. Here are the AMAZING results from the challenge.



























When the prizes were awarded, the makes got up and stood with their quilts. I managed to get a few photos. They were quick like bunnies to get their quilts. hee,hee,hee.

I'm still new to the guild and we have over 200 people, so I don't know everyone's name yet. YET...;) I do know Lise on the left because she is one of my students.  Hi Lise! :)


This is Jen and her adorable daughter. Jen is new to quilting and made that fabulous modern black quilt to the left. She is super talented and it's wonderful to have a young quilter in our group. YAY!!!


I don't know the gal on the left, but her traditional quilt was so sweet and charming. Lynn, on the right made the quilt with the leaves. I loooooooove this piece. I love the movement and color in it, as well as, the dangling leaves at the bottom (photo above shows them).

 These are both beautiful. Becky on the right is a quilt artist.

Last, but not least, is Mary with her incredible art quilt. I loved everything about this piece. Great color, gorgeous design and incredible quilting.



I hope these photos gave you a break from all the gloom and doom in the world. I for one love to escape to the world of quilting and creativity. Let me know if you have a favorite. I'll have more photos next week from the show I vended in Concord, NC.

Light, love and hugs,
Michelle

16 comments:

Kaisievic said...

Michelle, thanks for sharing such incredible talented pieces with us.

Kaisievic said...

P.S. Glad that you survived Hurricane Matthew relatively unscathed, too.

Createology said...

Shell dear I am so thankful you survived Hurricane Mathew and prayers for everyone affected. Thank you for these lovely photos of truly beautiful quilts and clothes. I definitely needed a break from daily trash talk. Falling into Autumn Bliss...

belarmina said...

Michelle!!
gracias por compartir estos preciosos trabajos
saludos

Vroomans' Quilts said...

There are so many lovely pieces, how can you pick just one? Lots of talent and thank you for sharing such wonderful photos. Happy to hear you came out on the happier end of the storm.

Jeanette said...

All the quilts are wonderful. Glad you got through the hurricane ok. Hugs, xx

Kris said...

Shell, I am sooo glad you are okay, sorry about your neighbors!! Thanks so much for th lovely quilt show!!

Mary Jo Harrell said...

The fabulous Gravity Quilt hanging behind the great quilters in the first photos should be mentioned. It is a real work of art also. mjh

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I am SO relieved to hear you are OK after that horrific storm. Yet there are so many that are having to deal with not only the results of the winds but of WATER. Water can reek havoc in so many ways....Shell, you are so right to turn to lovely things in these strange times of news events...every creation here is a testimony to the human spirit to KEEP ON GOING. Life goes on, we continue with our creative endeavors and it shines. Oh those tops, I LOVE THEM!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I am so happy to hear that you made out okay--I was worried--it is funny how they thought we would get it here in Brevard County, Fl, but others got it instead!! we did lose a tree on each side of the dock that I visit everyday and feed my squirrels and birds--but the dock is fine--thankfully!!
and right here at the Senior place we did not even lose power--just cable and internet they said--my DD took me on a road trip thinking it would be bad here--and we went to Atlanta, GA for a couple days and on Sat went to the Aquarium--I took over 500 photos in there!!--once she learned that the power was back on at her place we came home (Sunday--)
so now it is back to stitching for you and me--
love and laughter, di

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

OHHH-me again--forgot to thank you for all quilt photos and photos of your new friends--thanks--
love and laughter, di

Rosa said...

Wow, dazzling Show and Tell.Congrats to all the quilters and thanks you for the pics!

Judy1522 said...

I am so glad you made it through the storm okay. Thank you for sharing all the beautiful quilts.

Elly D said...

WOW! So much talent! Thank you for sharing all their beautiful works xx

almtsbb said...

Wow! Such beautiful quilts. I may have to work on some of the designs myself.
Looks like a very talented quilt guild.

I'm so glad Matthew didn't you cause much damage. It was so horrible seeing the flooding in the news.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Precious SHELL! Good morning! I hope your sleep tea gave you a fine night's rest, and thank you for coming to visit my world on my blog. It has indeed been a gracious fall, and I hope you are able to get a bit of fall color. HUGS to you dearest friend, and I LOVE YOU!