Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veteran's Day



Just a quick post this Veteran's Day with thanks in my heart for Veterans of our wars.  So many young families affected on all sides.

I have been working on family history lately, and came across the World War 1 Draft Registration Card for a great great Uncle.  I love the extra bits of detail we see on a Draft Registration Card...


And meanwhile of course I am continuing work on my Flags of the American Revolution quilt:



Monday, November 10, 2014

A Quilter's Gathering

My first time to attend this show - held yearly in NH by the East Coast Quilters Alliance, featuring lots of beautiful quilts on display, raffle quilts, vendors.

I didn't take many photos - But here are a few!

Midnight Glow by Germaine Wong of Wellesley, MA:
 I sure wish I'd taken more shots of this one so you could see the effect.  It is gorgeous, moving.





 Fraktur by Dianne Woodruff, of Manchester NH:



Triangle Star by Mary L. Sheehan, of West Roxbury, MA:


In a show with so much machine quilting featured, the hand quilting on certain quilts really caught my eye.  I appreciate hand quilting more and more.



Once Upon a Time by Audrey Germer, of Brewster, MA:


 Oh, my goodness, do I love this quilt.  It is both formal and whimsical, if that is possible!






The Compass Quilt, by Kathleen McLaughlin, Noank, CT:


This might have been my favorite in the whole room.   I love the fabric combinations in this quilt, and the absolutely beautiful workmanship.

Funky Garden in Red by Janet H Elia, of Taunton, MA:
 I like the use of this gorgeous red as a neutral.


There you have it, just a few!  A nice couple of hours on my day off from work, a chance to see a few buddies from the Chelmsford Quilt Guild, sell a few raffle tickets, visit some vendors, etc.  I bought some of those Hiroshima needles people have been raving about.  Two years in Japan and I finally hear about them here in MA!  Go figure!