Friday, October 17, 2014

Prairie Star Quilt Show

I went to a local quilt show today.  If you live near the Chicago area, this is a great show.  The show will also be on Saturday.  You can get info here.

There were lots of vendors, and the guild had a 'fabric' booth (fat quarters for $0.50, and fabrics for $2/yard) and also a members boutique.  Yes, I bought from both guild booths and some vendors (sorry, no pictures).  There were also books, magazines and patterns for sale, too.  I did get a couple of patterns (6 for $1). 

Don't worry, we did check out the quilts, too.  Lots of lovely quilts to show you. 
'Good for the Gander' by Sue Pawlowski

Mariner's Compass by Sarah Martin

Bali Wedding Star by Jean Campbell

Grandmother's Garden by Mary Winegar

Wipe Those Tears (hankie quilt) by Linda Harlson

Grand Old Flag by Cindy Krelle

Minnesota Nights by Sue Pawlowski

Grandma's Zipper Garden by Adele Jeschke

Noah's Ark by Joyce Cooper

Kathy's Christmas Memories by Shirley Dickenscheidt

Jumping for Buttons by Connie Kuykendall

Fourth of July by Emilie Pollman

Stained Glass by Jo Fritter

look how tiny these 9 patch blocks are

Colorful Dresden Plate by Jody Schoneck

Kinderplatz by Linda Slusar

Seeing Stripes by Chris Schwarz

Thanks, Jane by Chris Schwarz
 I love the name of this next quilt.
Lucy Boston Broke My Heart by Susan Strasser

Sweet Dreams by Mary Stewart

Heirloom Applique by Marion Schlindwein

She Wears Lilly by Sherena Titus

Irish Eyes by Erica Barrett

Christmas Among the Pines by Emilie Pollman

Northwoods Living by Diane Hubberts

Long May It Wave by Debbie Long

God Bless America by Lois Larson

Stars and Stripes by Elvira Illig

Desert Sky by Chris Berry

Autumn Posies by Lyneta Grap Piela

Mod Pop by Chris Berry

Broken Pickle Dish by Nancy Gambrel

Dancing Oriental Umbrellas by Mary Conway

Here a Chick-There a Chick- Everywhere a Chick Chick by Beth Martin

Henry's Zoo by Donna Fowler

Crazy Compass by Dixie Riley

Constellation by Dixie Riley

10 Little Rubber Ducks by Darlene Musur

Black and White and Red Allover by Kathy Elvin

The Farmer's Wife Goes to Chicago by Elaine Morgan

Grandmother's Secret Garden by Beth Allendoerfer

Windswept Ladies by Georgia Rodney

These are just a few of the lovely quilts.  I hope you enjoyed them.  Check out the quilt show if you can. 

PS:  They even had a Cafe', dessert was wonderful.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Canning Jar TOBE

In my Treadle On group, we had a canning jar block exchange.  I exchanged 4 sets (of 6) blocks.  I got my exchange blocks in the mail while I was at my family reunion this past weekend.  I received 25 blocks instead of the 24 blocks I was supposed to receive.  Hopefully they will tell me where to mail the 'extra' block to.  I'd hate for someone else to be short a block.

I did some figuring, and out of 25 blocks, there were 16 different participants, and the blocks were made on 16 different treadles or hand crank sewing machines.  These blocks came from 12 different states and 1 block came from the UK.  What fun!

carrots, apples, blueberries and watermelon

chili peppers, broccoli, pears & apples and new potatoes

bell peppers, broccoli, cherries, potatoes

pomegranates, cucumbers, lemons and blueberries

strawberries, greens, okra and raspberries

apples, pickles, pears and blueberries

blueberries from the UK
Now to design my quilt and get it made.