I am trying out a new feature on the blog and thought it would be fun if I "showcased" a few of the quilters who have worked hard all year sewing the quilts from our year-long challenge to make one quilt a month. (Just in case there are some of you who thought it couldn't be done, LOL.)
Meet Sue Bennett. Sue is in my Yahoo Small Quilt group and has made all of the quilts from the challenge so far. She sent me photos and I knew you would really get a kick out of seeing her versions of some of the quilts from my books. I love them all and can't seem to pick a favorite . . . . Which one do YOU like best?
Sue lives in Wytheville, Virginia, with her husband Charlie and miniature schnauzer Zoey B and has been quilting for over 30 years.
Quilt for March
Sue claims she has no special talents, but I beg to disagree! Aren't these great? She loves reproduction fabrics and certainly has a talent for putting her fabrics together so nicely.
Sue has 2 sons and one grandson, Emory, and another grandchild on the way, due in April.
She tells me she's always made large quilts (including those for Quilts of Valor and quilts for cancer patients) and has only been making small quilts for about a year and a half. They total 34. Wow, that's a lot more than one quilt a month, Sue.
Isn't this fabulous? Sue, you did it so far - Congratulations! I have no doubt you will finish next month's quilt too. We're all very proud of you and loved seeing your quilts. I hope you had fun with the challenges this year and continue to make these small treasures for yourself and to give away to your sisters and friends. Sue's perseverance and determination to make one quilt every month is truly inspiring. I hope some of you have become inspired by seeing her collection too. I'm so glad I encouraged this challenge with the idea of a specific quilt every month and nagged all of you to death, LOL.
Take a look at the archives on this blog beginning in January or the individual challenge files in my Yahoo group if you're interested in doing your own small quilt challenge. There's still time to get them all done before 2013 begins. (No, there's really not. But who am I to discourage you? )