Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Wild Women Quilters

Hello Everyone,

Here they are, the Wild Women.....the women who come to my Sew'n Wild Oaks drop-in class the 2nd Tuesday of every month at In Between Stitches.  You've seen their projects, now you get to see them, (minus Kay who joined us a little later.)

I moved the meeting to my house so I could fix them an appreciation brunch with the help of my sister Gail. We didn't do any sewing, only chatting, eating, sharing and more eating.  I'll get all of the recipes together and post them of the blog.  This is the peach-amaretto bread pudding recipe that is already posted under the recipe tab.

We had a sausage and egg dish, hash brown casserole, fruit salad, shortbread, and orange rolls. 

Gail's shortbread just melts in your mouth.  This is our grandmother's recipe.

We had a little show and tell started off by my sister Gail.  She is holding up a small doll quilt that our shortbread-making maternal grandmother made over 60 years ago.  We each have one of her little quilts and this started me on my quilting journey.

Cindy is next with a beautiful tablerunner.

Here's a beautiful quilt she got to keep because the couple that she made it for divorced before she had a chance to give it to them.  I guess that's good news, bad news.....but she now has a wonderful quilt for herself.

Kathy got all of her borders and corner baskets on her Party in the Garden quilt.  It's gorgeous!  Kathy made the tiniest hexagons - 1/4" paper pieces for the flowers in her baskets.

Next is Louise with her completed Happy Owl-O-Ween quilt.  Just too cute!

Louise made a dragon quilt from an Alethea Ballard pattern.  It was such a big hit, that a former co-worker asked if she would make another one for their grandchild.

Last but not least her chair quilt with so much detail all reminiscent of her father-in-law.  This is also an Alethea Ballard pattern and a class at the shop.

Carol is a fan of Jo Morton's small quilts. Such precision in all the geese and pinwheels!  Gail and Kay are giving all the 'points' a close inspection.  Carol wrapped her quilt around a large, pink noodle used for swimming.  Great idea.

This is a Sandy Klop pattern.  It is a wonderful, Christmas mystery quilt that Carol made during a retreat.

Isabelle and Paula are holding up Paula's round robin quilt.  It's hard to see the herringbone border in this picture.  Take my word for it that it was pretty amazing.

Barbara brought a finished Chelsea Cottage by Blackbird Designs.  This was Barbara's first applique quilt and it was beautiful.  She said she re-stitched the center 7 times!  The quilt and fabric selection was just perfect.

There you have it.  A snapshot of My Wild Women.  I couldn't ask for a nicer group of ladies that have become my friends over the past four years.  I appreciate them all, their warmth, their sense of humor, their creativity, just all-round good people with a generous heart and spirt.  I appreciate and adore all of you!

This brunch explains part of my absence from blogland.  My house hasn't been this clean since 1987!  It's back to making Christmas presents and working on Christmas cards this week. Have a great week everyone.



  1. What a treat - a quilt show this morning! Just lovely work and how fun to get good friends together and share.

  2. You're just too funny, Lynn! Those dust bunnies from 1987 must have been pretty lonely (wink)! Your ladies are fantastic - and so much talent! I can almost smell all that good food, too! Thanks so much for sharing everyone and their gorgeous quilts with us!

  3. Your Wild women are wonderful! It was a fabulous quilt show with some exceptional pieces! Bravo for such talent! Thanks for sharing...and could you drop by with a doggie bag?

  4. i love seeing your pictures. what a special group of ladies. sweet memories.

  5. What a beautiful and talented group of "Wild Women". LOL

  6. Looks like a fun day , lots of scrumptious food and beautiful eye candy to enjoy not to mention great company.

  7. These are beautiful quilts. Looks like a very fun day!!! Congratulations to all!