Sunday, March 29, 2009

A memory filled weekend

I would like to pay tribute to a wonderful woman we lost this past November. I met her just a couple of times as a part of the Sarah's Grove Quilt Guild. She was one of those kind, gentle, and soft spoken women that just stick with you once you meet them. Her name is Lois.

I have had the pleasure to meet three of her wonderful daughters now and this past weekend they all got together and returned to the Homestead Cabin. This time with an emptiness I'm sure - without their mom. But to create new memories with Belinda being her first visit. So if walls can talk, then too, I believe they can hold fond memories of those that have graced their presence. She is one of those great memories. The miniature quilt is a project Lois did. She wove fabric to create the tumbling block design.
Belinda, Jan, and Barb - thank you.
Also joining Sarah's Grove guild were some great new friends from the Marshall area, Vernon Hills, and Fall Creek/Las Vegas.
Thanks ladies for a great weekend.

There were lots of different projects going on around the room. Some adorable bunnies, some tomato pin cushions, quilts with sparkles, table toppers, a T shirt quilt, batik's, civil war, brights, pastels. Oh My!

This wall hanging and the detail of 3-D piping and points
There were lots of cute pin cushions this weekend. The guild group was making these tomatoes. Last year they made the stacked flowers.
This Alaskan quilt was embellished with sparkled jewels. Very nice Brynda.

*****During this week I have more quilts from this weekend from a pair of sisters that joined forces and are pattern designers. Some of their work later.

1 comment:

Miccia said...

My aunt Lois was an excellent seamstress as is my mother, Audria, Lois' sister. Mom taught Lois how to weave the Tumbling Blocks. They spent many hours carrying on our quilting heritage. The girls had a great time at the retreat! Wish we could have been there,too!