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.
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.
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).
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,