Saturday, January 30, 2010

Sherwood Park Manor's Butterfly Quilt

As part of my responsibilities at work, I am the consultant pharmacist for two of the nursing homes that we service. At Sherwood Park Manor, I sit on the Palliative Care committee. A couple months ago, the committee members asked if I would be able to design a quilt for them. They wanted a quilt to place over the bodies of residents who have passed away when they are being wheeled out of the home by the funeral home staff. Since the symbol of the committee is the butterfly, I designed a quilt using several different butterfly blocks from EQ6. I made up 20 kits and miraculously found people to applique 19 of them!! The blocks have finally all been returned and I am now in the process of piecing the quilt top. We hope to have it all done by Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

More Fibre Friends quilts...

After all the quilts were unwrapped, everyone snuggled up under their new quilt for our group


Sunday, January 17, 2010

More Fibre Friends quilts...

And even more...

It turned out that the quilt I quilted for Marilee was for Trudy - she just loved it!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The BIG day!!

Our Fibre Friends lunch was held at Dyane's house - her husband Rene was the cook - and it was delicious!! Here are some pictures from the big day.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Now to quilt MY QUILT!!!!

I finished Marilee's quilt and then moved on to the quilt I was to give to my friend Linda Potter. Linda had put some interesting fabrics into her brown bag last February - so interesting that I really had trouble figuring out what to do with them. After much deliberation, I decided that doing a simple block would be best - then I could just "quilt the heck out of it".
This is my FAVOURITE quilt design that I have done so far - I lust loved those feathers!!!
Here is the final product - modelled by Aidan. And I got it done TWO WHOLE DAYS BEFORE OUR EXCHANGE!!!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Now back to Machine Quilting

I had a quilt top to quilt for my friend Marilee and when the studio tour finished I finally got around to doing it. I knew it was for our Fibre Friends exchange but I didn't know who the recipient would be. I just LOVE these fabrics!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Pictures from the Studio Tour

Here are some pictures from the studio tour that Nellie and I participated in last month. As you can see the venue was perfect for our quits!

What a cute Christmas tree.

The table was filled with goodies.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Happy Belated New Year!!!!

WOW - where did that month/year/decade go?????

The studio tour was a great success and it was so much fun sharing our space with Linda Hart the jewelry designer - we did do (just a little) shopping on her side of the building!! My agenda covers sold out and many of my punchneedle pieces went fast. All of the ornaments I made were gone by the end of the tour - the tree looked very bare the second Sunday! All in all we had a great time. Thanks to all of our friends who came to visit.

Our Fibre Friends quilt exchange was GREAT!!! I have lots of pictures and will post some in a couple days.

Christmas and New Year's were busy as always, so now I am enjoying a little down time and the return to a normal schedule. Now we are counting down the days until our Florida vacation!