My friends and I went north last weekend to visit a member of our group (the FAMOUS Chickens) who hosts us yearly for a weekend of sewing and hanging out together. This year it was timed to visit the incredible Contemporary Quilts Exhibit by Gwen Marston. It runs through April 27th 2014 and is a must for all quilt lovers. Seeing quilts in a gallery is amazing anyway, but the work of this woman is absolutely incredible. Gwen Marston is a national treasure & we are proud she's from Michigan! As a little teaser, here is my attempt at a 'selfie' in front of the quilts from her book 37 Sketches. These small works were created by her to try out colors, fabrics etc before maybe incorporating into larger pieces. They are absolutely amazing!
Detroit Area Modern Quilt Guild (DAMQG) had our March meeting. For 'March Madness', members had taken a photo of their stash & submitted to our guild prez, who printed them 8 1/2 by 11. We then looked at a list of names of participants were challenged to figure out whose stash was whose. This was really fun to see. I was only correct on a couple, but then, we are all still getting to know one another.
Chicken Shack (yummy broasted deliciousness!!), it worked out great!
Ready to gift this stroller/car seat quilt to my good friend Deb's 2nd grandson, born in February, this was washed, which increases its softness, ready for new baby skin. This was finished a couple of days BEFORE my sew day. Don't want you to think I am SUPER QUILTER!
Baby's big brother get's a pillow case. Amazing how little kids LOVE having their own special pillow case! They may be on the pillow, they may be used as toy bags. Whatever, as my friend Suzanne says "Floats your boat". Cars and trucks always a BIG hit with little boys! Then, while I was at it, two pillow cases for Great Lakes Heritage Quilt Guild for our charity collection
So cutting, sorting, sewing into blocks, cutting them apart, and sewing them together again. This is as far as I got, plus I made the two pillow cases to donate for children. All told, I think I spent about 8 hours in the studio, a full day's work by any standard.
What a great way to spend a sunny winter day!