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Monday, March 24, 2014

A Little of This & That

Pride of the Prairie Quilt Guild had their show on March 8-9.  It was wonderful. So many beautiful quilts. I entered a wool applique quilt I titled "Wool Applique Happening." The pattern is Applique Affair by Edyta Sitar. Dan Kolbe did the gorgeous quilting.  It is one of my favorite quilts.

The pieced quilt I contributed was the Civil War Love Letters Quilt by Rosemary Young. I titled this quilt "For Great Grandpa Michael," dedicating it to my great grandfather who was a drummer boy in the Civil War. Cindy Krelle did the lovely quilting on this large pieced quilt.

I designed this Needle Keep called "Essence of Spring" for the ladies of the Quilty Pleasures group. We met this weekend for the most delightful retreat. We indeed enjoyed many quilty pleasures including show n tell, a shopping trip for containers for our quilty stuff, lots of food, scrumptious treats, many laughs, a little dancing, and sewing in between.

At retreat I worked on my log cabin quilt and added a center wool applique piece.  The applique pattern is from You're Invited by Blackbird Designs.

For a year, I'm teaching a monthly club at Prairie Stitches Quilt Shop. The program is called The Stitching Society and is designed by Amy McClellan from Under the Garden Moon. Each month the members receive 15 applique motifs, a project pattern, several stitch guides, a yummy recipe and stitching related history information. I demonstrate embellishment stitches and the Prairie Stitchers ladies try them out. Some months we work on one of the project patterns from the program. We made this beaded Needle Keep this month.

Members can use the motifs in any way they like. This is what I made from some of this month's motifs.


It's such a fun group of ladies and we enjoy our time
Should get back to work making kits for a Beginning Wool Applique class. Keep Stitching.


  1. Your work is lovely.
    I have not used wool before.
    It's in the " to do " list

  2. Thanks so much Jo! Come join us woolies. You'll love it.