Monday, October 26, 2009

Wonderful Quilt Show

We had a wonderful quilt show this year as usual. Here are some of my quilts that were in the show.
This fall mantle runner top was made for me by my secret sister Sandy Yaggi last year. I quilted it while on my statcation this summer. I quilted maple leaves in the white areas. It looks great hanging on my mantle.

Pinky Do Dah is a very old UFO. It is actually the 2nd quilt I ever pieced. It was pieced in 1993 and I quilted it this summer. So never say never. I think that she turned out beautiful.

For My Love- was made from a collection of charm squares. For years I had participated in charm square exchange at our guild. I decided to do something with the valentines/heart squares. The vase in the middle has a piece of tatting from Charleston SC of a horse drawn carriage. This quilt is always drapped over a white chair in my dinning room every February.

The Fall quilt below is from a round robin type exchange in my guild. I made the log cabin blocks at the top and the FALL words. I also pieced 2 other blocks in the top. I love this top also, it is now drapped over the white chair in my dinning room for fall. It looks great in the same room with the mantle runner.
Scrappy Stars was started in a class in 1995. I pieced the stars in 1995 and finished the quilt this summer. I think it turned out great.

The last entry I had in the show was the Alzheimer's Donation quilt that I made for their auction. It will be auctioned off in the spring to raise funds for Alzheimer's research. It is dedicated to Roger's Uncle Morgan Chandler who died of Alzheimer's disease. It's name is Escaping Memories. The pinwheel blocks are slowly escaping.

And now I have to brag a little. My Grand daughter entered her 2nd quilt in the show. It is a 4-patch swirl. She pieced and quilted the entire quilt. She won a Blue Ribbon for her quilt. I'm such a proud grandma.
Happy Quilting,


Friday, October 2, 2009

Quilt Show

I just have to give a plug for our quilt show. We have over 165 quilts in the show plus the two exhibits. I am so excited. Our fat quarter basket has 235 FQ's in it. Someone is going to be very happy come Sunday evening when we draw for the winner.

Nimble Thimbles Quilt Guild presents the 13th annual Aunt Het Festival Quilt Show
"Bit by Bit Piece by Piece"
When: Oct 3rd- 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.Oct. 4th 12 noon to 4 p.m.Admission is $3.00 per person.
Where: Fountain Inn Activity Center- 610 Fairview Street, Fountain Inn, SC
Featuring two unique exhibits: The QSC Artful Bras and a special challenge section "Forget-Me-Not Quilt Challenge" to raise awareness of Alzheimer's Disease. These challenge quilts will be donated to the Alzheimer's association for auction to raise money.

For Additional Information: Please contact Suzanne DiCarlo at

Happy Quilting,