Monthly Quilters’ Gathering……

This past Monday, my (larger) group met and the following is just some of what I was able to photo capture during the “sharing” time. These gals, I think, manage to somehow quilt in their sleep for all the quilts that are accomplished each month!!!! The following projects are just a sampling…………011012






030031032    The gal (above) is holding a purse/fabric that was sent from Japan by her daughter.



038Carol, in the last 5 photos, has really been in high gear!! The “Spider Web” quilt was made from string triangles that her sis had made but was unable to complete, due to health issues. That quilt, and all her quilts, are quilted on her Janome DSM (domestic sewing machine). She has done quilts up to approx. 100”x100”! It can be done and done beautifully. The yellow/blue/white quilt is from the blocks she did in a workshop I did last April (“Disappearing 4-Patch with a Twist”) and the last photo is the table runner top that was done earlier in the morning as a workshop using a 9 degree triangle ruler.

039040  Linda (in the last 2 photos) likes to do BOM (block of the month) quilts and shared her most recent finishes.

042                            Yes, that IS a Harley quilt. Barb made this with fabric she bought from several people off Ebay (it is the yardage used in the blocks. She was told at a HD dealer that it was no longer available!! Never tell a quilter that!! LOL!).

043Some of the gals come with their own special “helpers”!!!!

044045046         In this last photo, Ruth made the cutest aprons from jeans.




058  These last 2 quilts (“Holy Cow” and “Bessy Ross”), plus 18 (or more) others from the same basic pattern are being made by the New Albin (IA) quilt group. They are in the process of organizing these quilts as a traveling grouping for 2014 to such shows as Paducah. I wish you could see/touch some of the details on these cow quilts!!!!


The last 4 photos are of several quilts Jacque had been given to have quilted by the local Amish. And that’s it for this month……..quite enough, I think!! Til next time………


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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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36 Responses to Monthly Quilters’ Gathering……

  1. Jackie says:

    Beautiful quilts, love to see the unique patterns and bright colors. Thanks for sharing !

  2. Wow. As always, I am impressed by the variety in colors and designs, but most of all by the incredible talent of these quilters.

    • treadlemusic says:

      Thank you for your lovely comments….always. I so value your kind words. This group has so many who excel in various quilt skills and other art forms. They are, also, quite active in the various communities we draw from, holding/teaching classes for the very young to those who just want to learn something new. “Giving back” in a very real way! And, besides all that, they’re just plain FUN!!!!!

  3. Teje says:

    Hi Doreen! Wow, so many amazing quilts! Thank you for sharing – enjoy your group! x Teje

    • treadlemusic says:

      We do enjoy each other’s company a lot. Years ago it was quite a different group but, as all things do, it has changed so much and now we spend the whole day together. The number of charity/QOV (Quilt of Valor) quilts that are produced is incredible!!! Such a blessing to so many!! Hope your hot weather has subsided a bit! We are having a blistering/muggy day…90F w/ super high humidity. So thankful for A/C. Hugs and blessings to you, dear Mediterranean friend…..

  4. Wow! some stunning quilts! I love the fish purse and the double wedding ring the most!

  5. Fiona says:

    Such a fantastic group of quilters … and their quilts…. It’s like having your own private show…

  6. fabulous bunch of quilts!

  7. Karen says:

    Wow Doreen! You ladies sure know how to have fun! Fantastic projects and so very unique. Thanks for sharing..

  8. Thread crazy says:

    Loved the quilts; simply beautiful especially the large star quilt with blue borders. It’s always exciting to other’s ideas and share in their excitement of completing a quilt! I also agree fully with your comments on the HD quilt! Worked in a quilt shop for almost five years myself and usually fabric is out there – just have to know where to look for it. Thanks so much for sharing!

    • treadlemusic says:

      You are very welcome! Specialty fabric/themed fabric can make a detective out of a quilter!!! Part of the fun, challenge and, sometimes, frustration!! HD fabric and items are notoriously scarce!!!! I think it’s a conspiracy!!! LOL! Hugs…….

  9. ivoryspring says:

    Such a bunch of very talented ladies you are!!!

  10. Valerie says:

    Everything is so lovely – but I tell you that scrappy spiderweb quilt just speaks to me!!! 😉

  11. Sartenada says:

    What a lovely collection of beautiful quilts! Love them all!

  12. Clever ladies! Great show and tell!

  13. You have a very talented group! I’m impressed and inspired…

  14. Fantastic quilts Doreen! I like them all, especially the Harley one as it is so unusual. I wonder whether your fabric detectives would know where I could get some otter design fabric or, even more desirable, a foundation pieced otter block. Oh I wish I was artistic…..

  15. Michele says:

    I love show and tell! Thank you for sharing.

  16. That is a fabulous hoard!

  17. yeloros says:

    Wow! Beautiful, awesome, stunning, fantastic. What talent and workmanship!

  18. mtetar says:

    Great work by everyone! I wouldn’t mine having anyone. Blessings, Mtetar

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