Spending the day with friends and meeting new quilters is what I like the most about quilting. On Monday, I spent the day at Carol's beautiful home in the country, with Dolores, her granddaughter Melissa, and their friend Pam. The goal was to have them work their way through my Spoken For pattern and work out the bugs......they discovered bugs.
Melissa is new to quilting and take a look at this block. She was so good at the applique too. She's a natural, and a pro at fussy cutting.
Carol is making a quilt for Christmas and using an older fabric line. I love the older, more traditional Christmas fabrics.
Pan is also making a Christmas quilt with some vintage, Christmas fabric.
We were playing around with sashing and border fabric. This fabric line is perfect for this quilt.
Dolores made an important discovery for me. This pattern is going to be perfect using a Layer Cake. I don't usually buy Layer Cakes.....until now! She is going to combine the blenders in this fabric line with her extensive Jo Morton stash. Dolores is the leader of the Jo Morton group that meets at Ladybug's Quilts in Manteca. Her input as an experienced quilter was invaluable.
Carol fixed us a wonderful lunch which we all thoroughly enjoyed in her country kitchen.
I wanted to take up residence and move into Carol's sewing room. She loves antiques and has many beautiful cabinets to store both her fabrics and her collections.
We discussed the time it takes to dust, as I have the same issues with lots of treasures at my house.
Such a beautiful, peaceful quilting room with excellent lighting.
Their suggestions will make Spoken For a much better pattern. They each thought of things I needed to include in the pattern.
Thank you all so much for your company, fellowship, friendship and your input. I've said it before and I'll say it again. Quilters are the best people on earth!