Sunday, April 29, 2012


More Ghastlies have arrived from Alexander Henry!  You know we love our Ghastlies!
 These new Ghastlies do not disappoint!
 Click to see better!
There's new coordinates also!
 Claire made this fun quilt top and her twin sister, Kathryn brought it in to show us!
 Thank you Kathryn!
 Jane Moreton made this ice cream quilt using Westminster fabrics!
 Alice Bownes brought her finished quilt to show us!  She made this quilt to give to the Osterville Village Library to be raffled!  She hand appliquéd and quilted this quilt.  It will hang in the Library for awhile before it is raffled so stop by and buy a ticket!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Marie Spadaro has been busy playing with circles!  Here's her latest!
This one was made using silk fabrics and glitz!  Check out the sparkly ribbon she used to bind it!
 I love these colors!
 Same colors here only ferns and dragonflies instead of circles.
 Marie will be teaching at Tumbleweed this coming Wednesday, May 2, from 10 to 1.
Sign up and come and play!  Seahorses, flowers, circles, whatever!  It's easy and fun!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Quilt By Betsy Millard

 Betsy Millard brought in her hand appliquéd quilt top and let us look at it!

 I love the butterflies!
 And the dragonflies!
 Look at the bee!
 Lots of insects to look at!

Sunday, April 22, 2012


Carol Jones used the classroom to layer this quilt she is making for her daughter.
 Carol Eaton made this bunny for a baby shower gift!  She made her "friend" in Carol Ayotte's Open Sew Class.
 This quilt was made by Merry Smith in a class with Carol Ayotte!
Lynn Conroy was working on this quilt in Carol's Open Sew Class on Tuesday.  Really awesome!

Friday, April 20, 2012


Sherrill Forrester made this quilt for her niece!  It's being held up by two of her Grandchildren!
Joanne Joyce made these matching baby quilts for her new twin Grandsons, Owen and Henry, and had them quilted by Laurie LaConte!
 Marlene just got her Nana's Garden quilt back after having it quilted by Laurie LaConte!  It looks beautiful!
This bag was made by Cheryl Campbell and will be one of the raffle items at the tea which will be held at the Centerville Historical Museum on 4/28/12 from 1-3 pm.  Check the museum's website here for details on the tea!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Pat Pauley

I took a ride to Falmouth today to go to Highfield Hall to see the "Pat Pauley: Contemporary Art Quilts" exhibit they currently have on display. It didn't disappoint! Definitely go and see them if you get the chance!
Pat uses a lot of different techniques, including dying, stamping, screen printing, hand appliqué, machine quilting, hand stitching, etc., a lot of different techniques in each quilt!
These are just a few of the art quilts on display, there are a lot more.
You can go to Pat Pauley's website here to find out more about her.
Check it out!
The quilts are beautifully displayed throughout Highfield Hall, which is an added bonus since just the house itself is enjoyable to go through! This is the giant mirror on the landing between the first and second floors. You can just picture a girl coming down the stairs in her prom or wedding dress!
The house has a lot of nice details, like this small stained glass window that I thought looked great with Pat's quilts nearby! You can find out more about Highfield Hall here.
Highfield Hall is leaning towards trying to have quilt or fiber types of exhibits every April. I hope everyone who can go see this exhibit does go to support their efforts in this regard.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Blues

Barbara Longo is on the Cape for a weekend at the Cape Point Hotel with the Ellington Quilters. They come every year and this is a gorgeous weekend for it this year! Look at this quilt top she is hoping to back this weekend! That's a lot of tiny triangles! They are no bigger than an inch and a half.
Here's a closer look, they're very soothing beachy blues.
Pauline M. Kim is working on a blue butterfly quilt!
Click for a better look! Both outer borders have butterflies.
Julie Palmier made this blue top! More soothing blues!
The By the Sea Fabric from Marcus has arrived!
This time Helen has added a black color grouping which is really nice!
In other news, the ospreys that had a nest on 6A three poles before the railroad tracks, coming west (left) from Tumbleweed are back and rebuilding! That must be the perfect spot for an osprey nest, they seem to like it there. I don't know much about ospreys but I can't help but wonder if that's the male on the pole in the back sitting and watching the female do all the work. I like to see them on my way to and from work.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Nancy Vincent's Quilt!

Nancy Vincent entered the Seaway Trail War of 1812 International Quilt Challenge and her quilt was one of the 25 out of 116 chosen to tour and display!! Congratulations Nancy!
The quilt had to be approximately 30 by 70 inches, which was a "cot to coffin" size used by soldiers. Nancy wanted the quilt to represent home, duty to country, and honor, and picked stars and colors to help do that. Nancy machine pieced and hand quilted her quilt.

The 25 quilts picked will be on display at the Mancuso Quilt Shows this year so look for Nancy's. The New England show will be held in Manchester N.H. August 16-19, 2012 so plan your trip now!

More info about the challenge and quilts from that time period can be found here on the Seaway Trail blog.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Katherine Butterworth has another quilt top done!
Angela brought in this top she made using Amy Butler fabric!
Betsy has made another bag!
Anne showed us her bargello tablerunner she made in class with Adele!
This is another of Anne's projects!

Monday, April 9, 2012


I hope everyone had a nice Easter! It's time to take down the decorations! Actually I just have to put away the eggs. The birds can stay on the tree. They're great! They fit in with Christmas decorations, Easter, Spring, Summer, pretty much all the time.
I've had this pearl and rhinestone decoration for quite awhile. I always meant to hang it up and finally got around to doing it over the weekend. It's hanging in my bedroom now.
Not quilt related, but awesome fabric is used. My son, Joel and his wife, Rosalind, got married here a while back and last week went back to Taiwan so Rosalind could have a traditional wedding ceremony with her family and friends at home. They dressed up in traditional wedding clothing for a photo. I love it! Rosalind also wore two dresses for the ceremony and dinner, a "American" white gown and a modern red Taiwanese dress. The head gear is great, isn't it?