Friday, October 24, 2014

At Fairholme (and elsewhere) this week ... (4)

And there's still more - show and tell from Monday morning, seen after the bag-fest.

Dawn has also been working on this more varied disappearing
4-patch, which has quite a different look from the one in the
previous post. This year, she is working on a number of quilts
for the younger girls in her large extended family.

Sue C began this beauty in a foundation piecing class
with Margaret Cormack back in early 2012. When the centre 
was completed, Sue turned it on point, and contemplated how 
to complete the corner triangles. Luckily she had a few blue 
and white fabrics in her stash, and came up all those little 
half-square triangles. The starry border is a perfect 
reprise of the centre. JoAnn Phillips (Quiltwise) quilted it 
on her long-arm machine. This one will be living at Sue's house.
We had a little international show and tell, too, this week. Roslyn and JoAnn set off last week for their trip to the US, joining Michelle Marvig's tour  (Quilters Companion/TravelRite) in the eastern states, then heading south west to Houston for the International Quilt Festival, where they will look at quilts, quilts, quilts, and vendors, vendors, vendors, take some classes, and perhaps meet up with Miriam who is heading for Houston via New York.

They emailed some photos from their visit to the Shelburne Museum in Vermont on the first day of the tour - we can't show them here because of the Shelburne's photography policy, so we passed an iPad around. However, Quilters Companion is re-posting Michelle Marvig’s tour photos on their Facebook page, including several from the Shelburne visit. You should be able to access it even if you don't have a Facebook account. The photos are very good, and we can see Roslyn and JoAnn in several of them.  The outdoors ones look very cold and damp! The tour photos start on Monday 20th October and are clearly labelled.

The Shelburne is currently exhibiting some of their collection of Nancy Crow's quilts, that you can read about here - the gallery link shows some of the quilts Roslyn and JoAnn commented on.

And that's the news for this week.

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