A few weeks ago, a quilty friend and I traveled down the highway to Prairie du Chien (WI) to The Picket Fence quilt shop for a Sunday afternoon event they call a “Peek over the Picket Fence”. 47 ladies enjoyed a time of viewing the upcoming new patterns, fabrics, what’s “hot”, block of the month and project of the month for this coming year……all presented in completed quilts, etc, that were breathtaking!!!!!! And then…on to the lower classroom level for homemade pie, ice cream, coffee or lemonade. There were more than a dozen different pie choices all made by one of the gals who works there!!! Amazing.
Each one attending was given a little pattern, “Cheep Talk”, with the challenge to ‘make it your own’ but it must include the 2 birds and the tree. Here’s my version…………….
Above is a shot of the little challenge pattern.
The completion deadline is Sept. 30 and the finished wall quilts will be on display at the shop during the first week in October, when viewers may cast a vote for their favorite one. Gift certificates of $50, $25 and $15 will be given to the top three vote-getters.
I’ll let you know how this all turns out in a couple of weeks………………….
Thread: (Top) Glide…40 wt, (Bobbin) Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly…70 wt
Batting: Hobbs Heirloom cotton/poly (80/20)
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