Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A Couple of Ruth's

Ruth has been working on a series of blocks featuring Edward Gorey characters. This one is finished as a wallhanging, but eventually the binding will come off and it will be joined with other blocks to make a quilt. The blocks that I have seen are awesome!
This is another of Ruth's. She dyed the fabric and then stitched and embellished the blue/green circle things to become coral.
It has bits of lace and beads on it and it's really cool, better in person than in my pictures. Click it for a closer look.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Jo Morton Club and Monday Night

Guess what! The class schedule is finally finished! Over on the right side you'll see where it says class schedule to click to access it.
Liz Philbrook had fun playing with the colors for her Jo Morton quilt.
Ellie held made her quilt a tiny machine pieced one.
Peg Parker auditions borders for her colorful Daffodil Hill quilt.
This one is Kathy Watson's mellow Daffodil Hill quilt.
Here's one with a 9-patch border.
Barbara's fancy name tag.
Daffodil Hill quilt with pieced border.
Marsha Brennan's Daffodil Hill quilt with Jo's chintz in the border.

Sunday, August 29, 2010


Sheri Sears is all matched up with a hat and purse she made!
Jeanne likes to come to class very well prepared! These containers go together to make quite the tower. I am always impressed with organized people, not being one myself.
Priscilla White holds up her tablerunner she made in the Runners Club class.
Martha Young brought in her first machine pieced quilt to pick out a border. Normally she does all her quilts by hand. Luckily she had a tall husband to hold it up for her. She picked out a couple of very cool fabrics to consider for the borders. Hopefully we'll get to see it with the borders on!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Scenic Wallhanging

I recently started and finished this wallhanging. Usually so much time elapses between the starting and the finishing that I can't put them both in the same sentence.
Stephanie Walenski had stopped by the shop one day and showed us a few handmade books she had made and one of them contained some of her "doodles". Her doodles were really cool!
She gave us a few of her doodles and I made this wallhanging.
I added some trees, birds, and beads.
I liked making it. Embroidery is very peaceful.
Thank you Stephanie.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

On The Way Back

Ann and Mary stopped at Tumbleweed on their way back from their yearly sister week in Provincetown, as promised!
They were very busy sewing all week and had a lot to show us.
Let's see, looks like the start of a couple of quilts, a knitted sweater and hat, crocheted thread catcher and the start of a crocheted rug, hexagons, a pillow. . .
I guess they did accomplish a lot! I want to go somewhere and just sew for a week!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Jessica's Quilt

Thursday morning Joanne of http://blueirisdesigns.com/ will be having a trunk show at Tumbleweed showing us her newest beads, earwires, necklaces, beading supplies and her beaded circles that string on necklaces. Joanne makes beautiful lampwork beads! Check out her website, and come on Thursday morning to see her gorgeous products!

Jessica Woods-Robinson made this quilt, called "Community Garden of Giving". I love it!
There's a lot of dimensional flowers on it.
Check out the dragonflies!
You can really see the flower in this picture!
More petals and leaves and beads!
It was longarm quilted by Laura Heine, Fiberworks, Billings, Montana.
Jessica designed and made the quilt to give to the BNAI Abraham Synagogue and Trinity Lutherean Church who are collaborating together to benefit the Hagerstown Free Clinic.

Monday, August 23, 2010


Susan Gardner and Linda Qualey were shopping together carrying these bags they had made using the Tulip Bag pattern. Susan's is the blue one and Linda's is the other one.
Click it to see the texture! Linda used Texture Magic on the flap of her bag.
Tricia Wolski was sure that she needed a pink colored baby quilt for the next baby she needed a quilt for. Here it is all done!
Surprise! It turned out she needed a blue quilt instead! She'll have it done in plenty of time, and she'll be ready for the next girl baby that comes along!

Sunday, August 22, 2010


I've added a few links on the right that go to sites that have a lot of quilt pictures on them. Let me know what you think of them.
Lisa Lyons made this quilt using her husband's tee shirts.
Barbara Rogers made this one for her daughter. It started out being lap size and grew.

Debbie Genereux from Rhode Island was camping in Falmouth and stopped in to shop. She had brought hand work with her to work on while camping.
It's always good to have something with you to work on!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Bayberry Show Quilts

More quilts from the Bayberry Show. This one done by Maryann Boberg.
Paper dolls by Lynn Conroy. Just so you know, we just got the Christmas Paper Doll Fabric in at the store.
Vi Olsen's hexagon quilt. She's embroidering family names on it.
Applique done by Anne Messier.
Jazz guys done by Marie MacKay.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Stephanie Walenski came in to get more Maxine fabric. She finished this quilt top and needed to make another.
Stephanie's friend, Barbara, was in to show us this pink and brown quilt she made. Click to see the ladies heads fabric.
Chris Hunt from Worcester made this quilt using Kaffe Fasset fabrics. It really shows off the large prints.
Sue Hart put this quilt together using blocks given to her by 11 friends for her birthday! What a nice present!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Ina's Quilts

Ina Nenortas brought in her quilts made using men's ties to show us.
She had quite a large collection of ties and decided to start using them. This was her first one.
This is a lot of red ties!!
Kind of free-form log cabin. Note the labels at the top underneath the binding.
This is a fun one! A tie background with a large Bugs Bunny tie shape in the middle.
Thank you for sharing!