Monday, February 6, 2017

Community Quilt Day

I love Community Quilt Day in our guild. It's held the first meeting of the year in January. The meeting place changes for this one meeting to accomodate all the tables and machines. Everyone comes ready to sew, sew, sew; there's a lot of comraderie, laughter and great quilts being made. But before we even dive in...we have a quick show and tell.
 This is one of the quilts shown - a darling print and great piecing.
 This beauty had everyone oohing and ahhing. I am so sorry I didn't get names as they went by so fast.
 So the room is quite spacious to fit machines and still walk around to socialize, get coffee or get to an ironing board. The quilts hanging up are right - the raffle quilt and left - the quilts we had to choose from to make today.
 All the quilts are kitted and many wonderful color choices.
 Some hang quilts on a piece of flannel to get placement of blocks...others use the floor.
 Here's Lynne working diligently on a very bright quilt. The stars behind her was Kates quilt. I was the official "iron-er" - a job better suited to me as I'm not the world's best piecer...NOT EVEN CLOSE!
 And Laurie working at another table. When it's time for lunch, the guild treats us to pizza and subs which is a highlight of the day.
 I was tickled "pink/yellow" when I saw this cute little machine on one of the tables.
 This is one of the star quilts we made. The star blocks were already made and in the quilt kit. The sashing which has many pieces was left up to us to put together. It really added a lot of interest.
This was another kit - a more simple quilt kit which made up very cute and colorful.  Quilts were then brought home to be finished. The guild provided batting, backing and binding fabric. A fun and very productive day...will get the count at the next meeting just how many quilts were made.


  1. Are the quilt made for charity? I particularly like the pink stars.

    1. Hi Norma...yes, they go for charity...I know some are for the "Linus" project and some go to Mission hospital...I'm thinking there are other places but it escapes me for the moment.

  2. That looks like such a fun day!

  3. what a wonderful way to share your talents,be social and work together on projects that warm and bring comfort and joys to others! many hands make little work and much love viable

  4. Love the little square in a square quilt blocks. I've not done a quilt using the same inside fabric but different outside fabrics. Must take a look at my stash to see if I could do this. Looks like a fun day.