Sunday, February 21, 2010

Edyta Sitar Classes

You know the song - "Heaven, I'm in heaven..." That's how it felt the past three days as I was fortunate to take three different quilting classes from Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts. She was such a delight! Edyta is an extremely talented quilter, as well as being patient, thorough, organized, funny, energetic, generous and motivating. On Thursday, we each came home with 350 scrappy half square triangles to make her tree quilt. Friday we foundation pieced on paper and created a beautiful table runner using logs and flying geese corners. Yesterday was a workshop to learn her technique for making Dresden and 8 Point Stars. Every morning when we got to class, we were greeted with an array of her gorgeous quilts that pertained to the lesson of the day. She said next week she hopes to have her teaching schedule on her website. If you are able to attend one of her lectures or take a class or workshop, you'll be smiling from ear to ear.

pink bunny quilt

I was able to get a photo of the bunny top I made for the shop sample. The patterns is designed by Vicki Bellino of Bloom Creek and Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs. It is featured in the April issue of American Patchwork & Quilting.

Civil War Tribute blocks

The last picture shows blocks from the first two months of the Civil War Tribute Quilt. I'm making the odd numbered ones and Connie is making the even numbers. It's going to be huge!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Day

I hope you all enjoyed Valentine's Day in whichever way pleased you. We shared a wonderful, delicious BBQ chicken dinner with Mike, Simone and JJ that is put on annually by the Athletic Club of our church. They do a super job.

These are the Valentine pillowcases I made for our bed. I love this fabric line by Sandy Gervais.

I finished a shop sample, but forgot to take a picture before I delivered it. The pattern is in the April issue of American Patchwork & Quilting and is called Bunny Patch. More on that this week.

Connie and I are also sewing the shop sample of the Civil War Tribute Quilt. Next meeting is month 3 already. We're taking turns with the months and have over 35 gals who joined the club which meets the first Saturday of each month.

Yesterday my nephew, Eric married his love, Christina. It was a wonderful day, wedding and reception. They are so happy together.