Here's Eliza! Isn't she adorable? She is six years old and was in to show us her quilt top that she designed.
She also showed us her beautiful teeth that she had "done" at the dentist. Her Mother is a quilter, and her Grandma owns the Fiber Options Shop in Rensselaer Falls, New York, if you ever get up that way.
Recently Audrey Germer brought in one of her latest masterpieces for us to see.
Her work is magnificent!! You have to click this to see the detail. She always adds beautiful embroidery stitches. Oh, by the way, it's hand appliqued, hand embroidered, and hand quilted. Simply stunning!!
Laurie LaConte, pictured on the right, stopped in to return Dot's quilt that she quilted for her with her longarm machine. Everyone loved the results!
Here's Winnie's quilt, also returned the same day. This picture shows more of the quilting. Laurie will be at Tumbleweed this Friday from 1:00 - 3:00 if you are interested in seeing samples of her work and pattern books to look at. If you would like to leave a quilt with her she will quilt it for you and return it in late July. Or if you want to find out more about longarm quilting and have questions, she will answer them for you. You can see more of her work at her website . We also have a list of other machine quilters at the store for anyone looking for a machine quilter.
Connie is wearing a great jacket for Cape Cod in the Summer.
Willie made this tabletop out of the new fabric that came in last week. She's fast! This is one of Terri Currey's bags she has made. What fun fabric choices! The button is a nice touch. We have them at the store in different colors. They are amazingly light weight so you are not adding weight to your bag. Another bag made by Terri. It's such a pretty, clear blue! And another great button!
Madonna Terlizzi showed us her Kaffe Fasset Snowball quilt. Scrappy quilts are so cheerful!
Joanne was lucky enough to find these blocks at a real bargain price. That never happens to me.Nancy has been piecing this quilt entirely by hand. I can't figure out when, with all the things she's been showing us that are finished or in progress, I didn't think she had time for something else.
This nice little Star quilt was made by Sandi.
She also made this scrappy one. She comes up from Connecticut once in awhile and brings us
This morning Mary Richmond came to show the Thursday Morning Studio Group how to make paper. Here Charlotte is mixing up some pulp in a blender.
The pulp is put in a tub and they do something with a screen and it comes out like this. Then they bring it over to the table and do something to it with a sponge. Now they're getting fancy. Mary is showing them how to cut up plants to mix in the pulp. Add a few rose petals. At least that's what they told me it was. It looks like some kind of a fruity drink to me. Wow! Sue's looks like handmade paper already! Apparently it has to dry now. Mary will be back next Thursday to show them the next steps. Very interesting!
Ruth Wilcox and Katherine Major are having a show titled "Art and Aprons" at the Selectman's
building on Rt. 149 this week.
The aprons are made with some really cool vintage fabric. It's fun just to look at the fabric. Here's the Mermaid's House. More aprons. And more aprons. They also have the Bayberry Quilt Guild's raffle quilt hanging in all it's glory. It's beautiful! I love the quilting! Look at all the little loopy circles. The flowers in the green
squares are wonderful. This is the quilting on the border. Diane McGuire did the quilting on the quilt. Nice job Diane! Ruth and Katherine will be at the Selectman's building now thru Sunday from 10-4. It's not far from Tumbleweed so you can stop and see us too.