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January That Alpine Quilt Group

Here is a look at my 20 year quilt for "That alpine Quilt Group" I've finished the top and now need to quilt it. All the blocks are symbolic of different memories from my 20 years of quilting with my friends. I love how the bright colors come together and pop with the black background. It makes me happy when I see this quilt and memories flood my mind as I think of the many things I've learned with my quilting friends.
The following are quilts that were shown as show and tell.




This is a quilt using the Riley Blake Designs line "All Star" I think the sailboats turned out very cute for a little boy quilt.

This quilt was made in memory of a little boy who died at age 3 about 28 years ago and we all cried as she told us the story behind the memories of this quilt. She gave it to her in laws for Christmas.

Jodi Jorgensen is a fabulous quilter who loves curves. Look at this fun quilt.
A cute, very simple quilt to start the season of Valentines which happens to be on…

Basket of Love Quilt Pattern

This is a new pattern using Sublime designed by Doohikey Designs. I love the fabric. It's so unique. You can buy this kit at The Quilting Cottage in American Fork, Utah.


I used velvet ric rac by Riley Blake Designs on the center of the basket handle.


Here is the center of the block close up. The button in the middle is a self covered button. It you haven't used those self covered buttons. Try them. They are very easy to make. This is a view of the whole quilt. The scalloped corners make this quilt charming and are very easy using the instructions and template in the pattern. The center of the quilt is ironed on and appliqued using a button hole stitch but you could also needle turn applique if you love to do that.



Here is a sneak peak at finishing the border for my 20 year quilt project. I have it ready to quilt. I think I'll use black thread and do some detailed quilting. I'm really loving how these bright colors came together. It reminds me of the bright, cheery…

preview 20 year quilt

Here is a sneak peak at the quilt I am finishing for "That Alpine Quilt Group" It is our 20 year anniversary of when we first started teaching each other to quilt. Several women were picked to design a quilt block that represented our 20 years together. I chose 20 blocks and have assembled them. I just need to put a border on. I think that will finish it. I'm designing the border right now and when I have that on the quilt I will show you. It's very nostalgic.


Wow! 20 years of quilting has just flown by!





I chose black as my background with varied reds, greens and pinks.

Can you see a hint of my cute sewing room in the window of my house that Nanette Merrill designed. I think it is so cute.


Up in the corner you can see a hint of the sewing machine I designed. When we first started meeting together at the little red church 20 years ago, we all brought our sewing machines. We really were the blind leading the blind when it came to quilting.



In the right hand corner yo…

Sewing Retreat

Every year the Village Dry Goods Quilting Store sponsors a trunk show and classes. I like to attend the trunk show and dinner at Maddox with my quilting friends. This year Sue Garman was to be the speaker and couldn't attend because her husband has been diagnosed with cancer. A friend came instead and did a fabulous job of showing the quilts and explaining the expertise behind her fabulous handwork.

The following are quilts from some of the ladies at Village Dry Goods and Sue.



This Christmas Quilt of Sue's is spectacular and each sashing block is different.
Her eye for detail is evident .
Everything is stitched by hand and so neat and tidy.




This is the border to the ship quilt which was my favorite.

Each block is a different ship with the flowers that represent the ships port.


Isn't this just incredible?

After our fun filled night of looking at Sue Garmen's Quilts we headed up to Park City where Cindy has a cabin. We stayed up until 4:30 in the morning sewing our little hea…