Saturday, November 15, 2014

Sewn Together - COH Quilt Club!

Tonight was a new experience. My church, Community of Hope Lutheran Church in Rosemount, MN has started a sewing club guessed it, Sewn Together! What a great name, thanks to Tori. We gathered at 5 pm, set up tables, unpacked our totes, and were sewing within minutes. During this time, not only did I complete another paper pieced block, but I got to know four brilliant ladies.
Tori, doing her meandering thing

Julie and Sarah comparing notes
Each of these ladies brought a unique personality and their projects represented them well.

Julie is a tough (marathoner!) grandmother who sticks up for you and sacrifices her own interests for others. This is a BOM quilt that isn't 'quite her style' but she's gifting it to her niece. The Design within a design is stunning!

Sarah brought this great rectangle ironing board that lays right on top of a normal board. Her Dad made this after she got outbid at a quilt auction. Sarah comes from a prestigious sewing family, her mother owned a fabric and quilt shop in central MN. Can you imagine being so lucky?  Hello, Daaaddd!, are you reading this? HINT. HINT.
This wonderful quilt was made with Soho Chic, the most fabulous collection ever! It wasn't until I snapped this picture that we saw the white crosses emerge. In person, the colored blocks are the focus. Sarah's points are dead on as is her advice on all things Quilty!
Tori is our bubbly organizer. Her energy matches her quilts - bright and fun!

This dedicated lady is Tori's mom, Barbara, visiting from down south. Ok, just Iowa, but still. Her warm demeanor made up for her lack of parka (it's single digits, Barb!) and she toiled away all evening without the faintest trace of fatigue. Obviously, Tori's energy and spunk came from the maternal genes.

Tori meandered this with a variegated rainbow thread which looked amazing against the black background. Her lucky brother will stay warm this winter!
Oh, and I just about forgot - here's another paper pieced block. One more to go!
From, Summer Series.

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