Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Lake Norman Quilters quilt show donation quilt

Lake Norman Quilters will hold its second quilt show, “Sailing Under the Harvest Moon,” on Oct. 30 and 31, 2009, at East Mooresville Intermediate School. Our first show was a great success. We were very proud to have more than 200 quilts, including traditional quilts, art quilts, and challenge quilts. Our guild was small then (about 30 members), but we have some excellent quilters in our group and we put on a show! You can see photos of us and some of the winning quilts on our web page here. We have now grown to about 50 members, and we are convinced that our 2009 show will be even bigger and better!

For our 2009 donation quilt, the group used my pattern “Three Cheers.”

A whole bunch of us met several times to piece it (it’s a big baby, king size, 105" square!), and then Judy Whitehead, one of our members who is an art quilter and runs a long-arm business called Goneaway Quilting, quilted it for us. She did a beautiful job! Check out these wonderful feathers in the border; they add another design element:

All the fabric in this quilt are from Minick & Simpson’s “Prairie Paisley” line, which is wonderfully nostalgic looking, I think. You can’t beat a red, white and blue quilt!

I tried to make the label look old-fashioned, too:

We are extremely fortunate to have two wonderful quilt shops in our small town, and both are very supportive of our guild. Many thanks to Quilters Loft Company for supplying the fabric at a discount, and to Rene’s Quilt Shop for supplying the batting at a discount.

I just love the fabric we used on the back:

If you live nearby, please mark your calendar now and plan to join us on Halloween weekend. It’s going to be great!

“Charlotte in Wonderland” quilt show this weekend

Charlotte Quilters’ Guild will hold its annual quilt show this weekend, March 20 - 22.

I’ll be there most of the day Friday with the Lake Norman Quilters donation quilt based on my “Three Cheers” pattern and beautifully quilted by Judy Whitehead. And on Sunday at 1 p.m. I’ll be doing a demonstration of machine quilting and thread painting.

Besides the quilts, there will be food, vendors and demonstrations. Make sure to buy a raffle ticket and try to win a Grand Quilter sewing machine, donated by the Quilters Loft Co. in Mooresville. All proceeds benefit the Charlotte guild, and help us with next year’s show.

Want to go?
The Fletcher School
8500 Sardis Road
Charlotte NC 28270
Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.