Which, in this case, was 3 beds!! A “bed-turning” is a quilt show where the quilts are layered on a bed and, after each story/history is told,the top quilt is folded/turned back to reveal the next. This type of display works best when the number of viewers is on the lower side so that all may be able to observe….and hear…. what is to follow. In this case, S.E.A.M.S. (South East Area Machine Stitchers) member, Liz, presented quilts from her collection that she had either purchased (very few for this event) or made herself (by far the majority you are about to see!!!!). My friends, if only you could have been there to see first-hand the amazing piecing and stitching Liz has done!!!!!
So, once again, grab a cuppa and sit back and enjoy. With each reveal came the history (if heirloom) or the creative “spark” that resulted in Liz’s original works of art. Note: Liz has many of her original patterns available for sale….see here…….the 1st bed….
On to the second, “chenille” turning. The top coverlet was a beautiful old chenille. From there we were invited to view Liz’s creations………………
Please, note that the lattice strips in this set of quilts are the chenille!!! Such a great effect!!!!!!!
On to the 3rd bed……………….
I must jump in, here, and tell you that those circles (above) are NOT applique but pieced in! Yup! Time for a closer look????
Not being able to see the forest for the trees (her quilt title was based on this thought and, of course, I can’t remember the wording!!), so she showed the back where the quilting definitely illustrates………………..
The quilt, in the 3 photos above, contain finished squares that are 1/2”………..yes, you read that right. Sigh………..
A big thank you to Liz for organizing and sharing only a part of her 200+ quilts and to Joan for opening her lovely home to us.
Til next time…..I’ll leave you all to absorb a bit more of this………….