Wednesday, November 22, 2017

2017 BSQ Quilt Show - Part 2

I'm back to share quilts from the Brownstown Guild Challenge:  Home Sweet Home.  The challenge was to create the home of a famous person or a famous home.

Here were some of my favorites~
Here are some others.  They were all so creative and wonderful!  A great challenge theme.
And here are the 5 quilts that entered into 4 categories.  I competed against myself in the pieced/machine quilted category.   The judges were very very generous!
Alice Payne
Snowflower and Secret Fan
Just Keep Swimming
All Cooped Up
Sumptuous Stars
 At the end of October my Alice Payne quilt competed as a CT Fair finalist at a banquet.   I won First Place Applique/Hand Quilted.  It was a thrill and honor.
yikes, that is enough bragging already!

I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving.  I have much to be Thankful which includes my friends who read FWB.  Thank you for your friendship, support and encouragement.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

2017 BSQ Show - Part I

Hello there.  It's been a busy couple of weeks but I'm back to share quilts from the Brownstone Quilt Show 2017 Show.

The quilts are followed by their info cards.  I did a bad job taking these phone photos. I even missed a couple sorry about that.

on with the show....
This is a charming quilt that is perfectly made, but was hanging badly when I took this - I am sure it was fixed before showtime.
 Whoops, I didn't get the card - this is Norma's selvage quilt above.
I this this is Gentle Thoughts by Maureen (let me know if I'm wrong).

Isn't this a great action shot of hanging some of the smaller quilts?  The are hanging quilt on the opposite side at the moment, lol.
Today I shared quilts made by friends and members.   I posted mine on FB and Instagram and will also post them here next week (just for my record).
I haven't had time to get back to my baskets - but I have picked a few more bow tie blocks to go with them.

See you next week with more quilt show photos.

Thursday, November 2, 2017


Thank you for so many nice comments and for entering my AQSG giveaway.  Congratulations Janet of Mrs Sew n' Sew!.

As promised, here is a better look at the antique 4-block applique' quilt that I won at the live auction event at the AQSG Manchester  Seminar.
 I love the large starburst flower center.
How great to have a provenance label on the back of the sleeve!  I think the baking is a white sheet.
 It has chunky wool yarn ties.  I think I would prefer cotton floss, what  do you think?
 One of the details that I Love is that she used the same green for buds....
 except on this one, where she used the solid green of the stems.  These are the funny quirks that I just adore.
At the Seminar Wendy and I lent a hand with the silent auction.  As I said last week there was about 450 items to sort.
 I won this set of sweet embroidered kitty pillowcases.  I also picked up a couple of embroidered towels and some old quilt books.
After winning first place at my local fair, I was invited to the CT State Fair dinner banquet.   They judged quilts, 3 baking categories and photography for top state prizes.
Hanna and I had a nice buffet dinner and saw a wonderful QOV presentation.
Alice Payne was awarded First Place in  CT - Applique - so exciting!   The Blue Feathered Star won 1st in pieced and was hand quilted.
Alice has one more quilt show next week at the Brownstown Quilt Guild show.  It is a wonderful show and I'm always happy to be part of it.
I'll be there Friday Morning and I hope to see some of my NJ quilt friends.
Have a great week!  Check out my IG feed (on sidebar) to see my Halloween Decorations.