I had a great time in Michigan last weekend. Thanks to the Thornapple River Rippers Quilting Guild and everyone else who came out to see me. The guild certainly treated me like a queen -
Lovely accommodations. I liked the fact that the windows actually opened. I'm a fresh-air junkie when I travel.
Not your typical hotel room. The suite had a beautifully decorated kitchen and dining area.
Can't remember the last time I stayed at a hotel with a terrace, sitting room and fireplace. Oh yeah, never.
But enough gushing about the room - on to the show. There were so many beautiful quilts made by members of the guild. Here are a few I thought you'd enjoy seeing -
Gathering Garden by Rebecca Lydy (from a design by Kim Dielh)
Civil War Sampler made by Sheila Purdy (designed by Bettina Havig)
Made by Rebecca Lydy (designed by Lori Smith)
Stars in the Garden, made by Sally Poll (designed by Vicki Olsen and Jill Shaulis)
Made by Bev Jones (from a design by Edyta Sitar)
Made by Sally Poll
Teeny, tiny pineapples made by Sally Poll
More pineapples, made by Robin Foster
Picnic Time, made by Rebecca Lydy
Pretty in Plaid, made by Rebecca Lydy (from a Piece O Cake design)
Made by Jane Webb (Edyta Sitar design)
Made by Bev Jones
Made by Brenda Bremer
Vintage quilt made by a 10 year old girl from Hastings, Michigan in 1933.
Antique bars quilt. I think I have to make this one.
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Happy St Patrick's Day!
Did you know that every year in Chicago on St Patrick's Day they dye the Chicago River green?