Thanks to suggestions from members, we are discovering we don't have to travel very far away to find amazing quilt artists! Sue Chiddy introduced us to Sarah Ballinger, from Castile, NY this month- such a treat!
Of course, before we enjoy the guest speaker, we get to enjoy the talents of our own members.
Nancy recovered a tote she carries to her cardiologist with this EKG fabric
I think Vinnie Thjung pieced one of these, but I forget which, and missed who pieced the other one.
Kathi Everett used topless mermaid fabrics by Tula Pink to make this for her granddaughter Gracie. Mary Lowe also quilted this one.
Tracy Jachimowicz pieced this star in 2020- when , she said, we all went to our sewing rooms- so it counts as a finished UFO now!
Tracy made this for the Silent Auction at the quilt show (Seasonal items are the big sellers, if you're making something to donate)
Donna Sofokles has been busy... This little piece is called "Things that go bump in the night"
...more pretty little quilts from Donna..
... and a Raven couch quilt for her son from Baltimore
Eula Serrino made this for the raffle to be held at her family reunion this summer. There was a cute story about the outhouses, and the white squares in the border have toilet paper on them. She calls this "Where Friends and Family meet"
Connie Grimsley is getting the quilts for her students finished up. The children told her their favorite colors earlier in the year, but didn't know why.
Orange and pink- never pink and orange!
Elaine Lemley added to yarn given to her by Alex Hammon to make this rug, for the Silent Auction.
Here we see some of the work Sarah Ballinger brought to share with us- as you can see she brings an actual trunk, and does a miniature "bed turning" of doll quilts she has made. The bed is her cat's (One assumes he didn't mind her borrowing it for the day)
This is one of Sarah's "temperature quilts"- colors based on the day's weather.
I couldn't get a picture of everything as I was helping Sarah. If you're interested in hexies, the Quilter's Daughter in Perry Center has a Hexie Club, which Sarah sort of founded.
Many thanks to Sue Chiddy for suggesting Sarah!! Do you know of an amazing local quilter? Please let Martha know!
In June, we'll be enjoying the demos postponed from February:
Martha will show "Opulent Ornaments"
Sue Chiddy will show English Paper Piecing
Val Schultz will show a modern log cabin technique
Mary Ellen Ames will be answering questions about registering and preparing your quilts for the quilt show!