(Not quite) Wordless Wednesday………

Due to the extreme cold, my local quilt group met last nite instead of Monday night. It’s been almost 2 months since we last gathered and there are those who have done a ‘ton’ of sewing since the 1st of the year (thanks to the recent cold weather school closures). A photo montage……………………….. (And, yes, the first 9 photos are projects done by one very productive JoAnn!!!!!!)Houston quilt group 001

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Houston quilt group 007Houston quilt group 008                          She is one of our teachers (used to be called “Home Ec”!) and she had already made a baking apron for school………of course, a sewing model was, also, needed!!!!!!

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Houston quilt group 012   Why sleep when a body can sew, right?????

The next quilt tops were done for the upcoming high school grads who attend the Lutheran Church in our town. This gal puts together all the tops and the church gals finish them.

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This next quilt was purchased at an estate sale and is a beautiful example of the reverse applique that the Hmong in this area do. The quilt is king size…..huge!!!!!Houston quilt group 024

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This heart quilt top will be a wedding gift for Lynda’s daughter & fiance’ who’s wedding is in July.Houston quilt group 028   And to finish up………………………..Houston quilt group 030   This will, also, become a special gift in the future.

That’s it for this incredibly lengthy/photo heavy post. Thanks for bearing up!!!!! I so appreciate all your lovely visits and wonderful conversations. Please, stop by again!!   Til next time……………………………….

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About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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30 Responses to (Not quite) Wordless Wednesday………

  1. Beth Ann says:

    Love the photos! Hard to pick a favorite out of all of those lovely projects but the heart quilt definitely is in the running for top pick. Great job, ladies. I guess the cold is good for something!

  2. Teje says:

    Hi Doreen! Wow how creative ladies! so many beautiful quilts – pink hearts are really sweet!
    Hugs! x Teje

  3. Thread crazy says:

    Loved the quilt pics; I just can’t imagine how that one lady got all done that she did! Must have sewed around the clock! Loved the red n white reverse applique – big quilt but beautiful. Stay warm as we finally have some sun but still very cold today.

    • treadlemusic says:

      Above zero and in the ‘teens’ today. Lots colder and more snow tomorrow…….but that’s tomorrow and I’ll “worry” about that then (Tara in “Gone With the Wind”)!!!!!!!! Stay safe there. Hugs…………………

  4. Karen says:

    what else to do in cold weather but quilt huh! I guess you could go ice fishing like they showed on the news one night this week – LOL – showed a bunch of MN nuts out on the ice in subzero weather trying to catch fish 🙂

    • treadlemusic says:

      LOL! I saw that piece, too! DH and I used to do that when living in the Twin Cities. Never could bring myself to really enjoy that activity, though! And cars/trucks on the ice is just wrong!!!!!!!

  5. CJ says:

    Lots of nice quilts! It’s sure the winter for it isn’t it? Brrr!!!

  6. mtetar says:

    They’re all beautifully made I like that apron. Blessings, Always, Mtetar

  7. Karen Miller says:

    WOW — such fine work all those ladies are doing — thanks for sharing the beautiful quilts with us Doreen ! Hugs, Karen

  8. Jackie says:

    Love seeing all the lovely quilts by these talented ladies. My favorite would fit nicely on our “KING” size bed 🙂

  9. Busy, busy quilt ladies. So many lovely quilts.

    The quilters in our Lutheran Church also stitch quilts for the graduates. During the worship service, the grads and their parents go up front and the quilts are wrapped around the students’ to symbolize the care the church holds for these young people. It’s such a tangible thing, such visible evidence of care and love.

  10. What a great show and tell!

  11. Debbierose says:

    wow, the lafies have been stitching up a storm, will swap our 40 degrees with you for few days. hugs to all

    • treadlemusic says:

      You are really sweltering…….more snow/sleet/frzg rain momentarily but perfect quilting weather. It’s hard on DH, who has the plowing, moving fire wood chores outdoors. At least the work commute is not something we have to do.
      The gals have bypassed “cabin fever” by their quilt focus!!!!!!

  12. LB says:

    I like the photo heavy post! The colors, the talent, the production … incredible!
    Thankfully you all can stay warm under those quilts!

  13. witchylin says:

    What a productive group you are. I think they are all amazing but my favourite is the ‘Huston Quilt group picture 021’ because of the colours. The heart quilt is beautifully made and so very pretty but I am definitely not a pink person. Having said that I feel certain the recipients will be absolutely thrilled to receive it. The autumn shades are my choices when making quilts for myself. I also like the dark shades of the Moda 1862 Battle Hymn by Barbara Brackman. What a great idea to give the quilts to the graduates. There is nothing like that over here.

    • treadlemusic says:

      The graduate quilt giving is more common here than I imagined. Many churches give them with a blessing at special services near graduation day. The red/white quilt is such a classic color combo…….I tend toward the Autumn, “cozy” colors, too.

  14. Michele says:

    Absolutely beautiful and I would die to have that Hmong quilt myself. Maybe I’ll be lucky enough to find one for me some day.

  15. daniellajoe says:

    #1 has my name all over it, the colors are warm and soothing…and that apron wow!!

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