You're in for a treat! I have a lot of Halloween quilt eye-candy for you - so sit back, make yourself comfortable and enjoy!
Our group reassures each other every month, when we point out our little quilting mistakes, that there are NO Quilting Police...turns out we were wrong! Stephanie IS one of the Quilt Police! She is the cutest - she shows up to our Halloween meeting every year in costume, and she is the ONLY one who does! This year, as a member of the Quilt Police, she came prepared to write out tickets and had her magnifying glass and ruler in hand! Officer Stephanie also informed us, "The more IN you are the more OUT you'll be!" Good to know! We all got a kick out of the first quilt that was shown...Kareena made the quilt the Policewoman is standing in front of...something to do with Dr. Who...she made it for her niece/nephew...it was the perfect backdrop for our cop! For you Dr. Who fans, the quilt it from a kit and Kareena said the kit tells you how to order the wording online.
Barbara showed us her latest Fall quilts, one in the works, two finished. The one below is a favorite of mine!
Shelly's leaf quilt is pinned and ready for quilting. I didn't see if she was hand or machine quilting it...either way it will be wonderful! I don't have a leaf quilt and every year I say I'm going to make one...maybe next year will be MY year!
There was no way to do justice to this tumbling block quilt by Shelly...first of all, it's huge so I couldn't really capture the size of it with my camera and second...it's HAND-PIECED!!! Crazy is as Crazy does! A giant hand-pieced quilt with "Y" seams...wow! This quilt stands the test of time, it's truly beautiful and Shelly says she is going to hand-quilt it, too!
Jenny has returned!!! Some of you will remember that Jen and her family left Washington state over a year ago with their three kids, two dogs and a travel trailer! They drove from Alaska to Florida to Maine and all points in between - what an adventure! And if you didn't follow along, you can read all about it by clicking here: The Great Family Adventure. Anyway, Jenny and her husband survived and I suspect her kids thrived, how could they not?!? So now they are back home and Jenny came with a giant bag of goodies to show! This blue quilt was made by Jenny for her friend who is undergoing cancer treatments. I showed this to you in the summer but it's worth seeing again.
This quilt, like Shelly's hand-pieced quilt, is a masterpiece! Jenny English-paper-pieced the blocks by hand and did the embroidery - this is a State Flower block quilt and she finished it on her travels around the country. It's really stunning in person! Like I said, Jenny brought in all kinds of things to show us from her trip - unfortunately I didn't take pictures of any of it! She had embroidered dish towels from Kentucky, buttons, beads and ribbon from Alaska, beads from Native American Indians in Arizona, Trinkets from Missouri Star Quilts in Missouri, Cyanotype blocks that she and her kids made in every state and samples of Ice Dying...very cool! Hopefully she will teach US how to do it soon!
Terry brought in her Halloween quilts - she loves Halloween every bit as much as me and it's so fun to see her quilts again! Our group does love circle quilts! I used to have a Halloween circle quilt but I gave it away and the person who has it posts pics every Halloween of her girls wrapped up in it so that makes me happy!
This is one of Terry's yummy quilts... it's as cozy and soft as it looks because it's made with all flannels. We all loved the little Halloween guy on the back!
Diane has a lot of Halloween quilts, too! I love this little circle quilt, the fabric is SOOOO fun! Diane's husband is a rocket scientist, he really is! So she had to make this mad scientist quilt for him!
This little cowboy quilt of Diane's is her latest for her newest grandbaby, who I think lives in Texas, so it's perfect!
Just take a minute or two and study this quilt of Diane's...it's really wonderful! (I have no idea why that J is hanging out up there!) Diane bought a panel of fabric, then fussy cut the cute creatures - a lot of work but the results are so great!
Marsha brought in this "pow-wow" quilt that she is working on...I love the soft colors!
Officer Stephanie showed us her Halloween house quilt - it's an oldie but goodie, as is her Halloween circle quilt
We our quilt group was first started, about 20 years ago, Nancy was a member. Nancy is an amazing quilter and her niche is the Bargello quilt. Nancy came to our meeting last week (and it was so great to see her!) and brought in one of her latest Bargello quilts - it's a beauty!\
Helen was reminded of her Thomas Quilt, pictured above, when her friend Sujata Shaw came to visit. Sujata is an incredible quilts and teacher, if you're not familiar with her work, check out her website, The Root Connection. This quilt is the result of one of the classes Helen took from Sujata many years ago.
This is another oldie but goodie - Helen's Halloween quilt. As we looked at the blocks some of us thought we recognized one of two as ones we did...but that might just have been wishful thinking!
Terry just finished her Christmas block quilt - it's perfect and fun and has the cutest Grinch fabric on the back! I love the "setting posts" she put in between the blocks - they were all fussy cut with picture of The Grinch.
I had to take a picture of Barbara's coffee table - it has a glass top with a drawer underneath that Barbara fills with different things depending on the season. For our meeting she had MY little quilt book in her table...made me happy to see it...maybe I should write another one...naw, who's got time for that!?!
We had a great show and tell and Barbara served us a wonderful lunch...it's always so fun and inspiring to be in a room full of talented quilters!
HAPPY HALLOWEEN AND HAPPY QUILTING!