Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Guild Program

Yesterday I went down to Statesboro Georgia to meet with the quilters of Staying in Stitches. Lots of talented quilters in this group!I went down a bit early to view some quilts at Pauline's house. The quilts were really nice...here sewing studio to die for. Gave me lots of incentive to get organized. Though it was more than organized - it was comfortable and cute! Sorry no photos....but mine will be looking like it soon and will send pic then (ok, I can hear the laughter already!)

We then went over to the college museum where a couple of Pauline's quilts were being displayed along with artifacts from a local civil war archeological site. Her scrappy Ocean waves has great fabrics in it! You can study it for ages and still find new pieces to marvel at!

The program went well. I brought fewer quilts with but still found myself going a bit over time. But as long as there are quilts to look at or questions I'm happy to talk! During break they had some delicious trifles - chocolate or fresh strawberry. Strawberry fields around this area are bursting so how could I resist!
On a different note...here is a photo of Brownie (11 years old) and Dobby 5-1/2 months old) taken just yesterday. They now both weigh 7-1/2 pounds...though by now I'm sure Dobby has already grown a bit more....

14 comments:

ann hermes said...

I love the ocean waves quilt. Yes, it is quite a fabric study. Love the ironing board, I have one similar that I use for display at craft shows.

AnnieO said...

Beautiful ocean waves quilt! That green is just the thing to set it off.

Dobby and Brownie look like they get along pretty well, at least in fits and starts :)

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Ocean waves has never been a pattern I really cared for until I saw this one - I LOVE IT!!

I wish I had an organized studio - keep telling myself it will happen one day.

Julie in the Barn said...

I love that Ocean Waves quilt. My sewing room gets organized occasionally and stays that way for oh...maybe 15 minutes. It's never been cute & cozy, though. Well, cozy (meaning crowded) but never cute.

wv:derated-the rating of my sewing room

Jan said...

Great ocean waves quilt - that is a pattern that is on my must make list!
Pretty kitties. I have a soft spot for a stripie!

Loris said...

The Ocean Waves is rich and fascinating. How fun that you are putting all that quilt research skill to such good use...sharing it :-)
Love pats to the kitties. They sure look sweet.

Tammy said...

I would love to see your quilts and hear you talk - wish I lived closer. Love the kitties, they are so adoarble.

ytsmom said...

Dobby is going to be a big boy!!

SubeeSews said...

Oh my! Loved that Ocean Wave quilt.

And Dobby looks as if he will be a 10#'er...with long lean legs. He will be a great big lover I am sure. Brownie is looking fine too.

Tonya Ricucci said...

the trip to Statesboro sounds wonderful! fingers crossed for the sewing room of your dreams coming together. love the kitty pic.

Merilyn said...

Fabulous ocean waves quilt, just love that poison green!!!!!
Nice cat photo!

Kathie said...

what a cute picture of the kitties!
Love that ocean wave quilt....the green is just perfect for the center blocks. would have to plan it out more to achieve that same look...lots of light hst vs the normal darker . I have always wanted to make one. I will need to look over lots of antique ones now to compare. Thanks for sharing this with us. I hope you saw my post where I wished you luck on your up coming test! thursday march 24th post..
http://inspiredbyantiquequilts.blogspot.com/2011/03/i-am-really-looking-forward-to-red-and.html
Kathie

Cathy said...

Beautiful quilts, I love that green! Gorgeous cats, I bet they love sitting on your quilts! xo

Judy said...

Thanks for sharing the photo of the ocean wave quilt. It's one of my favorite patterns.

Cute kitties!