I’m back in New Hampshire. The Maine house is closed up for the season. Before I left Maine, the chapter of the Pine Tree Guild that I belong to had our biannual quilt show. It was an awesome show. We have a small group of ladies and they outdid themselves with their beautiful quilts.
Each of us made small items for a teacup raffle. I did win a mini quilt made by my favorite Maine quilter but haven’t taken a picture of it yet. Last July at our Christmas In July Yankee Swap, I also received a mini quilt from the same quilter. I treasure her quilts. It is the third piece in the top row. I will take a picture in the future of the mini quilt along with several others that I have received over the past few years.
The show is held in a historic meeting house that dates back to 1843. Church services are still held in the meeting house. The quilts are placed on the backs of the pews and along the wall. A few are hung over the balcony.
My Canadian 150 quilt was one of the quilts that were hung over the balcony this year.
One of our members is in charge of the Linus quilts. We had a very nice display of Linus quilts that are ready to go to sick children. They are so colorful. I’m sure that they will enjoy them.
Each year, we have a challenge. This was the challenge from last year. This is my quilt from that challenge.
This year’s challenge was different. My new things to do were using the Leaf Galore ruler, fusible applique and using the quilter’s chalk line to place the melons accurately on the wall hanging.
Now, we will all start new projects in preparation for our next show which will be two years from now.
Once I get settled and everything is back in it’s place in the sewing room, I’ll get back to Moda Blockbuster, Simple sampler and Dear Jane. I still have a pile of UFOs to work on. I know that I finished a lot of UFOs this summer, but the pile doesn’t seem any smaller. I also have the International challenge quilt to work on. I’m choosing fabric for that one this week. That quilt is 52″ x 68″ so it shouldn’t take too long to piece. The 18 focus blocks are done. Lots and lots of ideas in my head. I need 48 hour days.
Have a great day and happy quilting.