Wednesday, September 14, 2011

New guild and some projects

So last night I went to my 3rd guild meeting in as many days.  Third!!!!  I must be crazy!!  Well I went to the local guild Monday night Forsyth Piecers and Quilters-I take the show and tell photos. 

Sunday  was the Triangle Modern Quilt Guild in Chapel Hill.  I drive over an hour and forty minutes to get there.  But it is in the store run by someone who helped me start quilting so many years ago.  And it is in the town I used to love living in.  Then last night the new Triad Modern Quilt Guild had its first ever meeting.  How could I not go when it is literally just down the road from me in the Sewingly Yours!?  I took some photos of the brief show and tell.
This women is making a quilt to raffle of to benefit homeless cats and dogs.  Her applique cats and dogs were amazing.

This quilter worked on these two tops instead of her dissertation this summer.

Another quilter made this quilt along quilt.

Paige made this awesome pinwheel quilt with DS Quilts fabrics.
BTW Im now the swap organizer.  We'll see how that goes.  I may have to give some where.

I have also been working on some swaps.  I'm in the Scrappy Mug Rug Swap group on Flickr and we are doing a Halloween swap.  Here is a collage of the fabric I dug out of my stash.  I did not realize how much I really had.  Most is old #2,3,4,and a few of 5.  #1 and 6 I found on the shop hop last weekend.
Still deciding which to use and what pattern.

Lastly I have been playing with Jay McCarrols Habitat fabric.  Triangle MQG was sent some and are allowed to add a solid so I chose this gray with a hint of brown.  I am calling it '123' right now.  I have sewn strips together and have 8 sets.  I have a few ideas on what to do next.  Still letting it simmer.

keep dreaming...Colleen
These are the 9 wonky star blocks I have received so far for my month in
Let's Bee Together.   Aren't they awesome!


Angie said...

Thanks for posting the pictures! The meeting was so fun - can't wait to see what you come up with for our first swap. :)

kait. said...

I was curious to know how the Triad guild meeting went. Looks like a good group showed up! Anyone my age?