Quilt Group/July

Today we met at Kathleen Leonard’s house and let me just say, she is a VERY creative person.   We arrived and looked around her nice house, settled in with some coffee…

LIVING ROOM

coffee

and I began to slowly realize that the woman is a dynamo.  She’s only been quilting about 10 years and she thinks she’s made 200+ quilts, giving away about 60.  We easily saw another 60 today…and every household activity seems to have a quilt…

sink quilt

We chatted and did a little “show and tell”…Kate had gotten these cool 1890’s Singer sewing machine cards at a garage sale (the first one is for you Nadia),

Tunis

SwedenSpainItaly

China

and then KATHLEEN began her show and tell.  I’ll make them thumb-nails for you non-quilters, trusting that quilters know they can click on any photo to enlarge it…

Q18Q17Q16

Q15Q14Q13

Q12 Q11 Q10

Q8Q6Q5

Q4 Q3 Q2

here’s the hobo quilt…the squares taken from a book on signs left by hobos in the depression

Q7

here’s her grandma’s quilt she like to curl up under and read, with amazing fabrics…

Gma 1gma 3Gma 2

And check this out as a way to use those stray yoyos…left over from when you thought you’d make a yoyo quilt…

yoyo

Yoyo detail

…saw her sewing room…

sewing room

more quilts…wool…

wool quilt

wool stash…

wool stash

She made a “happy quilt” on a gloomy day, and appliques this adorable found potholder on it for EXTRA happiness…

potholder

LUNCH time…our first annual salad lunch…

lunch

table

…oops, missing a napkin…open the green cupboard…

haNDWORK AREA

“oops, I forgot about the small ones…”

oops the little ones

One quick turn around the fairy garden and we were off…

Fairy garden

Thanks Kathleen for an lovely and inspiring day…xo

 

 

 

 

 

6 Comments

  1. Thanks girl reporter for colorful fun. Encore Furniture has a Singer with everything – just like that first card. I think it’s priced at $300 and appears to be in beautiful condition.

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