Thursday, September 18, 2014

Herring Run Quilt Show

The Herring Run Quilt Show is this weekend in Norwell!  Saturday the 20th and Sunday the 21st!  
For more information go to www.herringrunquiltguild .com.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Batik Quilts!

Dot Hanson received this beautiful Majestic Mountain quilt from her daughter, Janet Hansen, just because!!  What a nice gift!!

This is the back!  Livened up with strip sections.

One of the strip blocks is the label!

Ann Lovendale brought in this quilt top that she made using batiks!

Karen Carafoli used batiks to make this quilt while on a retreat in New Hampshire!

Jan Goslee, from South Carolina showed us her "Tides" quilt she made using batiks and her own design!!


Taylor Harmon has made her first quilt!!  She recently spent the afternoon layering her quilt in the classroom with her Grandmother, Nancy Harmon!

It was a productive afternoon, Taylor layered and trimmed her quilt

and Nancy layered these two baby quilts that she made for twin babies she knows!

Mary Wolicky, visiting from Ottawa, Canada, brought in this baby quilt to show us!  

June Auger made seasonal table runners as gifts for 3 weddings.

A lot of weddings. . . a lot of table runners!!

Here is Ruth's latest find in her travels through the resale world!  A beautiful cross stitch quilt!!

Another mystery!  Take a look at the 4 petal motifs.  Two of them have one petal incomplete!  Why?  It makes no sense.  The whole thing is embroidered and quilted yet two random petals are not fully stitched.  
One of life's mysteries!

Sunday, September 7, 2014


Summer has flown by!  People have been busy!  Here's some of what they have accomplished!

Joan Jennings received a 1st place ribbon for her Sunbonnet Sue quilt at the Barnstable County Fair!!

She also received a second place ribbon for her cute pillow!

Pat made this landscape quilt with Carol Ayotte!  It's her first one done!

Amy Celentano has been on a roll!  She started this quilt in a block a week class while on maternity leave (not recently) and is finishing it now!  This is her third UFO finish of the Summer!

Debbie McCabe brought in this beauty to show us!!  She used up all her blue scraps to make this gorgeous quilt.  

 It has 7600 pieces in it!!  BEAUTIFUL!

 Annie Sylvia brought in this t-shirt quilt that she made for her daughter, Carmen, to take to college!

Justine Allen brought in this fish quilt to show us!  It is the 1st quilt that she has made!!  All the points were made from scraps that she got from her grandmother's (Jeannette Bogert) years of making doll clothes with her!!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Fiber Frenzy!

A fiber arts event called Fiber Frenzy is being held in the Great Gallery at the Yarmouth New Church starting this weekend!  The opening reception is Saturday, September 6, from 5 to 6:30.  Click here for more information.

Madeline Arnault, who brought these dolls in to show us, is one of the featured artists!

Ro Morrissey also has some of her work on display!  Ro took a landscapes class at Tumbleweed taught by Carol Ayotte and took off from there!  More of Ro's work can be seen at the Fresh Paint Gallery, also in Yarmouthport.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Challenges For ALS

I think everyone has heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS by now.  The Father of a good friend of mine died from ALS and she nominated me to do the ice bucket challenge in his honor and I accepted that challenge.  This is it.

For those of you that would like to do something that raises awareness and research money for ALS without pouring ice water on your head, you have options!

Kathy Thompson, the owner of Dream Cotton batting, started the "Hopes & Dreams Quilt Challenge for ALS" and just finished it's fifth year of collecting quilts that are gifted in association with the ALS Association to "PALS" (patients with ALS) nationwide.  Select quilts are reserved to help raise awareness and research funds for ALS by being displayed, auctioned, raffled or sold.

So, here is the link to their site for more information.

Another option locally is the ALS Cliff Walk for ALS.  This year is the 18th Annual Cliff Walk and will be held on Sunday, September 7, 2014 along the beautiful, scenic Cape Cod Canal (at the Buzzards Bay Recreation Area).  It is a day long event featuring activities for the whole family.  Click here for more information.

So, join the fight to find a cure!!  

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Melissa Averinos - Cotuit Center for the Arts

Summer is flying by!  So many things to do - so many things to see!  There's still time to go to the Cotuit Center for the Arts to see the current exhibit!  Melissa Averinos has curated an exhibit that includes modern quilts from a variety of people and also work by fiber artist Elizabeth Gurrier.

Melissa Averinos created this improvisational pixel-esque face and also a few other quilts in the exhibit!  

Judy Skwar made this quilt called Newport Crosses!  She machine pieced it and had Melissa Averinos long arm quilt it for her. Judy and Melissa are both members of the Bayberry Quilt Guild.

Ashley Newcomb made this quilt!

Elizabeth Gurrier has amazing white-on-white work in the show!  

She uses hand and machine stitching, along with quilting, trapunto, and stuffing to make fabulous sculptural pieces!  

The detail is amazing!  

Elizabeth's whimsical figures are wonderful!  
Really, you have to go see everything in person.  The show ends September 7 so make a plan to see it!!