This weekend I made another set of these placemats for a friend's birthday. I neglected to get a photo of hers before I packed them up and sent them. Hers are in orange/brown and gold and the pieced strip is a little wider (her request). These are a great way to use up scraps and fabulous to practice free motion quilting.
Last week was crazy busy. I did a guild presentation/trunk show on Tuesday night to the Kansas Capital Quilters Guild in Topeka. I had a ball and I think they did too. It was so much fun showing and talking about quilts. They're a big guild and pretty traditional, but they welcomed me with open arms. Thanks ladies!
Thursday night was the third meeting of the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild. 70...count em...70 folks packed into Harper's Fabrics and Quilts. It was such a great meeting! That's me leading the group. We're making lots of progress getting organized. We had a fantastic book share where we broke into 4 groups, shared out fav books and even some projects made or inspired by those books. Show and tell with this group is always inspiring. The picture was taken by Shea, our VP.
My studio is in chaos...packing up 30 or so quilts for a trunk show takes a lot of time and energy..i need to get it all put away and things cleaned and organized. I have lots of sewing to do!
I love those placemats. I keep looking at my fabric thinking i need something for spring, maybe i should do some placemats.....
Jacquie, I also love those placemats. Another great turnout at your quilt guild! Your members are very lucky to see your trunk show! Ever in Orlando? ;-) We would love to see your quilts!
Our first meeting here in Portland is Thursday. Im so looking forward to it. :)
Thanks for the inspiring placemat idea. last night, in the laundry room, my husband asked for "fresher" placemats. I think he meant springier. His favorite (oversized so he can put elbows on island) placemat is stained.
Doesn't it just seem like the perfect spring pick me up? Plus I would like to try some straight line quilting:D
Your placemats look lovely. I've never made a set because I'd feel stressed getting them dirty, but I suppose its easy to throw them in the washing machine. I wish we had a modern quilting quild in Sydney. It would be so fun sharing ideas with like minded people. Great turn out to yours.
Wow, 70 is fabulous!
I joined the Brighton (MI) Modern Quilters and the next meeting is March 29. I can't wait!
I'm working on some placemats too. We need more BADLY!
That is just amazing!! Great turn out. When I was in Kansas 2 years ago, I visited Harper's and really loved that shop. They must have been thrilled to have all those ladies there at one time!
It's always so invigorating to teach to a passionate and enthusiastic audience! How fun and exciting for you! I am looking forward to the first meeting of the Portland Modern Quilt Guild this week.
once I finish some of these OTHER projects on my todo list. I really should make us some placemats!...and the napkins I made are starting to look rather worn.....
and people wonder why I'm never done sewing!!
I can't get over the turn out at your meetings. AMAZING! So wonderful.
Amazing to read your experiences there with all the ladies. Your table mat is wonderful, thanks for the simple idea!
Sigh. I wish I could come to a meeting! Oh well, matbe one day in the UK!
Glad to see a pic of you, even if it is a tiny one!
what a cool placemat! I want to try out that idea with my scraps
How lovely your meeting looks! I think we need a UK branch! If you fancy a sneak preview of the UK V&A exhibition Quilts 1700-2010 see my blog today, i'm sure you'd love the exhibition!
I hope the love for the craft extends to the whole world!
I admire the effort here ladies, for the love of the craft! :)
Great event..I will catch you next year! Hope to see you all guys.
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