Quilt guild today…….

Most groups, regardless of type, have a lot “on their plate” going in to the Fall. The Spring Grove (MN) quilt group is no exception. On September 29th there will be an event called the Festival of Quilts. Today’s meeting had to do with a lot of the details regarding the various activities during this day long event. Quilts will be brought in to sell, display, be judged and some will be documented by gals from the Minnesota Quilt Project (located in the St. Paul/Mpls area). Those who have registered will have help in such things as history and origination dates of the quilt. Information forms have been filled out giving as much info as the owner has about the heirloom/acquired quilt. There will be demonstrations and several quilt shops vending, plus individuals selling in a boutique area, also. The meeting certainly covered a lot of subjects and was very fast paced. Following are some of the pictures I was able to snap…………

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A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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21 Responses to Quilt guild today…….

  1. Betty says:

    Gorgeous quilts! Some day I might just learn to quilt:)
    Thank you Doreen for visiting our cooking blog.

  2. “…life out of it…” I meant!!

  3. I absolutely LOVE looking at quilts. Love it. They’re so gorgeous…and multi-dimensional. I would have enjoyed that show! BY the way, when we graduated from high school our mom made us all quilts – she actually did for all of her nieces and nephews, too – I asked for an Amish Shadow because I loved the black and the shades of four colors and the repetitiveness of it all. Sadly for me, Mom didn’t realize that was what I loved about Amish Shadow and she made me an Amish Shadow “memory quilt” (that’s what I call it anyway) which meant that yes, it had the black triangle, but then rather than the four colors repeating all over the quilt for the other half of each square, she used old fabrics from dresses she’d made me, etc., over the years. So it was totally random except for the black triangles. I was so disappointed, but I have never told her so and I never will!!! I used that quilt all through college and grad school – it’s a rag, mostly now. My husband uses it to nestle his guns when he goes out skeet shooting. So I can’t say I didn’t use it and get it’s full like out of it! Someday I’ll have my REAL Amish Shadow quilt!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. what an incredible collection of styles and talent….thank you for sharing

  5. I hope I have this right, but is that a Dresden Plate quilt pattern in photo number 3? When I was growing up, my mom had a quilt with that pattern. Love all of these quilts. Just so beautiful, so much love (and work) in them.

  6. witchylin says:

    Thank you for sharing those pictures Doreen. Such talent within your group. I am especially drawn to the sunflower wall hanging. Right now I am making props for a production of The Calendar Girls here in the UK. The symbol of the girls from the Women’s Institute who were the ‘real’ Calendar Girls, is a sunflower. It appears quite often in the play and is an integral part of the stage setting.
    I do wish there was a group like yours over here and a lot of quilting shops too. I seem to have said that before. 😉
    I know what you mean about belonging to a group though, I am secretary to the Swale branch of the WI and we do things together, as well as meeting up for coffee and cake outside of our meetings. It’s a great feeling to belong to group of women who know and care about each other.

    • treadlemusic says:

      So agree with your last statements….it is the way we are created (needing one another). The sunflower piece was seen in a quilt shop in a pattern and Carol (gal holding it) thought that paying $8.00 for something she could do/design was not in her budget, so she went home and came up with this!!! The gal is amazing! Thanks so much for stopping by!! Hugs……..

  7. ivoryspring says:

    Doreen, you hang around with some talented ladies!

  8. ruthiequilts says:

    Isn’t it fun to see all the different projects people are working on?! I love the variety in styles and colors! I love getting my Quilt Guild “fix” for both guilds that I belong to…

  9. It looks like a talented group you belong to! Great quilts!

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