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A gorgeous Scrap Squad Quilt

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Gorgeous quilt alert!! Please go on over to Quilty Pleasures blog to read about Gina’s fall quilt of stars. It is so beautiful. Take time to admire the quilting as shown on the back. Oh, I wish I could do as well. Maybe when I grow up (says the old lady of the scrap squad).

Oh, my, until I just looked at the thumbnail I didn’t realize how careful she was with color placement. Look at the great secondary diamonds.

Way to go, Gina.
Happy Quilting,
Becky

On Eagle’s Wings

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I’ve been so busy, today I’m just veg'ing. After our Quilt show I went to the AQS show in Des Moines. I came home on Friday and the following Tuesday I was the substitute speaker at my local quilt guild. 

In order to show quilts that I’ve made, I spent the weekend traveling to my son’s, my stepson’s, my nephew’s and my friends’ homes to pick up quilts I’d made and given them so I could show them at guild. I also did a lot of washing of quilts that weekend. I have allergy problems with pet dander so needed to get rid of it. Also, the first big quilt I made had been vomited on, and my DDIL couldn’t get the smell out. I soaked it overnight in the “Recipe for Stink Removal”, then had to wash it in Synthrapol as the burgundy fabric I used nearly 20 years ago still bleeds. I took 8 laundry baskets of quilts (thank you DH for carrying so much stuff) because I make large quilts for beds.

After Guild was finished and DH was off to Nevada, I started a labor of love. A dear niece had such an …

Quilt show–greater Kansas City Guild

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I was in charge of the small quilts. They all sold, and made over $1000 for the Shriners’ Hospital Fund, our chosen charity for this year.

These next pictures are ones I took of just a few of the quilts. We had over 100 quilts in the show. There are some winners in here, I suspect, but they won’t be announced until tomorrow’s guild meeting. The opportunity quilt winner will be drawn as well.

There were many more beautiful quilts there. The stage was full on ones made from Kansas City Star patterns. The Hawaiian one is all hand done, quilting and everything. We have some outstanding quilters in our guild.
Happy Quilting,
Becky