Scrap Quilts in Indiana
At the very beginning of summer, I drove to Lafayette, Indiana to share a trunk show of scrap quilts and teach a class on Dresden Plate. It was delightful! One of the quilters in the class emailed with big news last week, and it reminded me to blog about the Common Threads Quilt Guild.
This cool old barn was in the same parking lot as their meeting place in Lafayette, at a spot called Jenk’s Rest. I love old cupolas and someday I’m going to have one in my yard.
Across from the barn was a little pond—so picturesque.
The group has moved to a new location now, as the city was set to demolish the community building, which truly had seen better days. Nevertheless, this group was chatty and lively as so many are.
Show and Tell followed my presentation of Make Extraordinary Scrap Quilts, and the work was terrific.
So many members brought their quilts to share, and several had multiple things to show us.
This was a cool idea. The names of everyone in the family were arranged like a crossword puzzle, and the word “Family” tied it all together. (That word is hiding behind the Stash Bandit watermark.)
This was a purple wowzer. Both holders matched the quilt!
This art quilter had a lot to share about her piece, and I think I remember that it was made for a challenge. She shared about her process and some of the decisions she’d made. I like it better when someone talks a bit about their work, rather than just saying, “Here’s my quilt.”
This was a really nice scrap quilt. Setting squares really help to stretch the blocks and make a much bigger quilt.
Simple but very effective.
Love the use of darks, mediums and lights to make this one sparkle.
This top of Moda Grunge Dots is ready to be quilted. I like it, and think what the quilting will do for it!
Another effective and happy scrap quilt.
So much movement in this positive/negative star quilt set in Barn Raising style.
How about a pastel Jelly Roll rug? These are all the rage.
I believe these were hand embroidered vintage blocks that someone had finished with a bold purple border. I always think bold is way better than boring.
Next time I’ll share about the Dresden Plate class, and then the wonderful news that one of my students shared with me. So exciting!
My trunk shows are lively entertainment for quilt groups of all sizes. I’m happy to travel and bring my quilts along, so if your group needs a program, please get in touch today. I’m email@example.com. See my five trunk shows. Check out the classes. Ask about booking. Let’s Talk Quilts!