What a great day Monday was – we were able to spend the whole day at our favorite pastime – quilting.
We started off with an all day class with Linda Hunter on Redwork. We’ll be putting the embroidery in this cute wall hanging. She shared tips on making easy half square triangles using Thangles, a grid and the Easy Angle ruler (I’ve had one of these rulers for some time, but have never used it); as well as tips to addsetting triangles to finish the quilt and discussed some border options. At the end of the class she challenged us to finish our quilts within the next couple of weeks – Sure – right! We all enjoyed her laid-back teaching style.
As the guest speaker at our monthly Guild meeting Monday evening, Linda treated us to a Trunk Show of some of her beautiful quilts along with a lecture on the History of Redwork.
In addition, we showcased our 2011 raffle quilt at the meeting. The Thumbstall membership has been working on the applique borders and pieced blocks for the quilt over the past few months. The pieced blocks are from the pattern, Granny Stars by Nancy Mahoney. The border pattern was designed by one of our Guild members, Sandi Holland. She based it on the fabric we’ll be using in the center of the block.There is always time to quilt!