Friday, November 4, 2011

A Quilter's Gathering

It's finally Friday. This past week was rather difficult. We had the snow to contend with as well as the lack of electricity for a few days. Once the power did come back on, I felt I had so much to catch up on. I did get a little knitting done but that's about it. However, this weekend should be much better.

The Quilter's Gathering takes place this weekend in Nashua, NH. I have signed up to take a class with Sue Nickels who will be teaching us Drawing Fabulous Feathers. I have machine quilted before but am rather limited as to what I can do. I can sew an all over meander and can also quilt in the ditch. I would like to expand my abilities and hope I can start to make feathers. I know much practice will be involved once the class is over but hope the basic skill that is taught will get me started.


I have two quilt tops to machine quilt. You have already seen the Puzzle Box Quilt. I also have another top designed by Bradie Sparrow called Star Sampler. I made it last year and used only my stash. My daughter helped pick out the fabric with me.



I would like to use some of my stash fabrics for the backing. I have some great 1-2 yard cuts. But since I am going to the quilt show this weekend, I am keeping my options open and looking for some fabrics that might catch my eye. Quilt shows are so much fun!

I have to go out now and buy supplies for my class. It seems I leave everything for the last minute but this past week was a bit out of the ordinary! Can't wait to let you know how the class goes!!

4 comments:

  1. Hi Rosemary from the land of "wha' happened to my house?" My daughter and her family are still camping out here as they-- for the 6th day now--- are w/o power--hope you have fun at the Quilt Show...I am going to try to do SOME machine piecing this pm--perhaps my 11-yr old granddaughter will be interested....Julierose

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  2. Oh thanks Rosemary; early on this morning, my daughter's power came on--we are just kind of catching our breath this morning--6 house guests for six days--no matter how good they are--is really something!! I, so far, do not like machine quilting; for now, I am going to tie my two wall hangings....I have trouble managing big, bulky things and holding them straight...Julierose AAAArgh!!

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  3. Hope to see a new post about your quilt class... *hint hint*

    -Marlene

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  4. Hi Rosemary, How was The Gathering? I did not make it this year. Too much to do in the yard to clean up from last week's Trick-or-Treat snow storm.

    Linda

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