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Monday, March 21, 2011

Showing Off

I wanted to share with you some of the quilts that were shared at our Strip Club on this past Saturday.

This first quilt was shared by Diane.
I just love the bright vibrant colors in this quilt.
Anyone that sees this HAPPY quilt gets a smile on their face.

This next quilt is a Log Cabin Variation.
I love the softness of this quilt and how the start radiates from the center. Just beautiful

This quilt is Suzanne's and started as a round robin quilt. It started with t basket in the middle.
Isn't this just beautiful. All you can say is WOW!
Thanks for letting me share some of the great work these ladies produce.
Happy Quilting, Paula

Sunday, March 20, 2011

My Day At Strip Club

I know you all have seem my Pink and Red versions of this quilt. Saturday was strip club where we get to show off what we finished the month before so this was my show and tell.

This was my pink version.

Here is my Red Version

This quilt is made by Brenda and show you what you can do with a totally different background.
I just love how it turned out.

This next quilt was made by Victoria and she decided to twist and turn her hearts. I thought that was rather clever.
Just had to show all of you what you can do with the same pattern, but using different materials and fun layouts.
Happy Quilting, Paula

Thursday, March 17, 2011

I have not been sewing

Well.....When you can't sew, cut your material or anything where you would use your arm you try to clean up your mess that you created weeks ago in your sewing room.

I have been behind in my sewing. I had four days without sewing anything then I had surgery and can't use my arm for another four days. That makes 14 days without sewing. Not fair. I think I am going to cheat this Saturday. It is strip club and I just won't miss. I just have to be super careful and not raise my left arm much. (yeah right! try it. It is hard to get dressed or do anything without using both your arms). Monday I get to take the sling off and get my stitches out. I know I will be sore but......I have to sew.

While blog hopping around I was reading Barbara's blog and she had mentioned something on her blog that hit home. It upset me then made me really stop and think if I am guilty of what had happened at our guild.

How many of you don't do show and tell at your guilds? There are different reasons I know. I got to thinking about this and it bothered me.

One of our guild members does not like to show her quilts anymore because she was teased about being a prolific quilter and always had many many quilts to show each time she came. Other member made her feel bad by teasing her. Did we tease her because she is a wonderful quilter and was able to finish many many quilts in a short amount of time? Did we tease her because we felt guilty because we were not able to even finish one? I know sometimes I tease my close quilt-y friends. Have I hurt their feeling unintentionally?

Why do we not show our quilts?

I think I fall into the opposite group. I don't show my quilts as I am always embarrassed as I am not that good a quilter. I can piece tops with no problems but......I am just getting to where I have a little bit of confidence in my quilting. I can't afford to send my tops out as that would take away from my being able to purchase more material. (I quilt on a budget that seems to be getting smaller and smaller). I think I have only shown one quilt this year....hum.....maybe it was last year.

I am going to try to do better this year. I want to encourage everyone to share your quilts with others through show and tell at your Guild meetings. That is the way we all learn from and through each other.

I hope to generate some more discussion on this topic by sharing with you. Maybe we all need to tell each other why we do and don't share our quilt projects at guild.

Thanks for taking the time to read this. Happy Quilting, Paula

Please join me in sharing your quilts at guild.