Saturday, November 30, 2013

November 2013

Welcome to the November meeting of Cloverleaf Quilt Club.  We were greeted by Rhonda wearing a Christmas present made by Sue.  She made Rhonda a pin keeper out of Hurry Down the Chimney.  She artistically embellished it with thread art.  If you want some of this fabric of your own, I found some.  Check the link.  What a fun and creative gift!

Sue is making Christmas aprons with the fabric.  I bet they have a Christmas filled with laughs.
 Here are our show and tells.  Up first is a kit that Sue bought in Lewes, Delaware.  The center is a panel and the rest is pieced.  It is even prettier in person.
 This is a quilt top that I am making for a little girl for Christmas.  I think she loves Ariel!
 This is a breast cancer quilt I made for my DIL's cousin.  The young lady is only 28.
 Linda finished her tumbler quilt and the best part of this quilt, to me, is the label.

 This is made out of her grandson's onesie.  How clever is that??
Rhonda has this Patriots quilt to bind and one of the frame to finish quilting.  All different and all pretty.

The food was great this month, as usual.  Deb made her wonderful barbecue, Sue brought chicken corn soup, Peggy brought fruit with strawberry cream cheese dip, I brought a port wine cheese ball and crackers, and Rhonda made some decadent brownies with creme brulee topping.

Sue worked on her lecherous aprons (just kidding) and the rest of us worked on our Celtic Solstice Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt.  Linda, Rhonda and Peggy are sticking with Bonnie's colors.  I am switching the yellow out for pink, and Deb is totally changing the colors.  I can't wait to see how different they all turn out!

We won't be meeting next month.  Our annual Christmas get together will be in January.  I think we are looking at January 11.  Details will follow via emails.

I hope everyone has a very Happy Christmas!  See you in 2014!!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

November Shop Hop 2013

November Shop Hop

We had a great time last Saturday. Shop Hopper's were Deb, Cathy, Linda and Rhonda.
We headed to Gettysburg for a stop at Needle and Thread. A Civil war reproduction shop with a side business making reenactment clothes. It was a very interesting shop.
Next stop was Marion's Fabric of Greencastle. Not as exciting as I remember but they did have some nice Christmas fabric and fabric panels and patterns.
On to the first shop hop in Hagerstown, we pass a sign that says “Shady Grove Fabrics”. Yes, we have to go back and check it out. What a find! It is run by a “German Baptist” woman, dressed much like a Mennonite. The small shop was brightly lit and full of nice fabric. There were lots of panels and Christmas fabric. They also had a shopping cart full of fabric at $2.50 and $3.00. We did a lot of damage in that shop. Surely will visit this shop again.
Now to the first shop hop shop – Traditions at the White Swan in Hagerstown. Demos, food, finished products for sale. The quilt pattern designed for the “hop” was a Dresden plate pattern. It was gorgeous. They did a demo and had a template that will make it so easy.
They also had a large selection of wools and patterns for quilts and penny rugs. The wool quilt was awesome. They were very personable and the shop was full.
It’s about 2 pm and we are getting hungry. Looking for a place to eat, Mexican it is. Consulted “SADIE” (Cathy’s GPS) and she pointed us to a great Mexican restaurant. We knew it had to be good since it was crowded at 2 in the afternoon. Excellent meal.
Last stop was in Mt. Airy Maryland, Patches. Nice fabric, wide variety. Cathy found University of Maryland fabric. Their shop hop quilt was a maple leaf pattern. We have the pattern for that one too.

We were home by 7:30 pm. It was a great day