Lots of quilty fun!

Read Between the Lines
Stephanie Zacharer Ruyle, Denver, Colorado
1st place Modern Wall Quilts

I may have been having way too much quilty fun lately (if there is such a thing)!  

Last Saturday, I had a group of long-time quilty friends at my house for a sewing day.  Between us, we cover lots of different quilting styles, but we always have a great time seeing what everyone has been working on and catching up while we sew away.

Thelma Bearden, Tullahoma, Tennessee
2nd place Modern Wall Quilts

Monday night, I went to dinner with some MQG friends – some local and some in from out of town.  We had a wonderful evening at a restaurant in downtown Detroit called Selden Standard. The food was amazing – go there if you have a chance!

Tuesday was my biweekly Handwork group. We often call it our therapy session and I always leave these lovely women relaxed and happy.

Thursday saw me and more quilty friends driving to Grand Rapids for the AQS show there.  As always, there were lots of beautiful quilts! As a quilter with a minimalist sense of style, the quilts that win these shows tend to be too much for me – too much color and too much quilting, but I always enjoy and appreciate the incredible talent, skill and workmanship.

I’m not much of a quilt show shopper – I bought a book and two calendars (1 desk and 1 wall).  After the show, we traveled a few miles down the road to visit Stitched Studio.  I love the look of this shop – it is so bright and airy – and, of course, they have wonderful fabric too.  I found some background fabrics I’d been looking for, so I was very pleased about that!  Dinner at a fun restaurant called The Electric Cheetah completed the trip before our drive home.

I’m looking forward now to a few days of my favorite kind of quieter fun – just me and my sewing machine (and a good audiobook).  How about you? I hope you are all finding time for some quilty fun, whether it is with quilty friends or just you and your fabric!

Red Ribbons
Judy Mercer Tescher, Pendleton, Indiana
3rd place, Modern Wall Quilts

(These are all pictures I took with my phone at the AQS Grand Rapids show – sorry they are a bit blurry!)

  • Donna
    Posted at 12:33h, 15 August Reply

    Love the quilt photos. Thanks.
    I get more sewing done in the hot summers here in SC. Once Sept comes, all the activities begin again. I do enjoy the quiet when machine piecing but also enjoy the lively conversation once a week with hand-sewing group. Quilters are a fun bunch!

  • KaHolly
    Posted at 08:29h, 15 August Reply

    You certainly had a busy week! Time alone at your machine will restore your energies!

  • Paige
    Posted at 21:20h, 14 August Reply

    Thank you for sharing! Glad you are having so much quilty fun!

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