I have been a member of the LeTort Quilters, http://www.letortquilters.com/index.html, since they formed almost 30 years ago. In the early years I was able to be more active then I am now. But, I still try to make our guild meetings when I am home, to help with the biannual show and occasionally the raffle quilt design. Our guild is lucky to hold their show in conjunction with an annual one day event called Foundry Day held in Boiling Springs, PA. Here is a photograph taken at Foundry Day. As you can see the weather was great and lots of people came to walk through the juried artisans exhibits.
The committee for Foundry Day allows us to have a booth at the event and to sell tickets for our raffle quilt. Here is my friend Donna Lohman working in the downtown booth.
I thought I would share some of the quilts from the show. This quilt was made by Peggy Myers and quilted by Heidi Johnson. Peggy calls this quilt “Gram’s Backyard Birds”.
“Tropical Breeze” was pieced by Carol Richardson and quilted by Jennifer Jenkins.
“Sour Ball Pinwheels” was made by Laura Dries and quilted by Sarah Hanner. The pattern is called “Jelly Roll Dream” and was designed by Pam and Nicky Lintott.
Cathy Irwin pieced and Laurel Cook quilted “French Garden”. The pattern was designed by Swirly Girls Design.
“Flowers for My Wedding” was pieced and quilted by Adele Rall. The quilt was created from a Judy Niemeyer kit.
“Houston Blooms” was made by Donna and Debra Lohman. It is from a Melinda Bula kit.
“Baltimore Album” was appliqued by Shirley Walker and quilted by Laurel Cook. I am so proud of Shirley. This quilt was started a long time ago in one of my year long Baltimore album classes. I am so happy to see it finished.
My friend Lytle Markham made “Dresdan Plates”. It was quilted by Laural Cook. Lytle inherited some old pieced Dresdan Plates. Great use of the large rick rack.
“Cheap Talk” was made by Donna and Debra Lohman. The pattern and kit came from Connecting Threads.
My assistant, Lynn Stine, came to me many months ago and said she really wanted to make a quilt for her parents 50th anniversary. Lynn is very, very new to quilting. We agreed on a project and I told Lynn I would teach her but that she had to do all of the sewing. I am very impressed with Lynn’s project. Lynn sent me this photo from the weekend festivities the family held at her parents’ home.
What makes this project really special is that Lynn’s daughter, MacKenzie, transferred every family members face onto fabric. Lynn placed the face fabric in the door and windows. Then, on each leaf Lynn wrote all of her family members names. What a great gift. Lynn, I am so very proud of you for making such a beautiful project for such a special occasion. And Lynn did all of the free motion machine quilting by herself. Way to go Lynn!!!
I recently read “Stella Bain” by Anita Shreve. The story is set during World War I. An American woman had been working in the trenches as a nurse’s aide, helping with the care of wounded soldiers. She is found wondering the streets of London after suffering shell shock and loss of memory. Doctor August Bridge and his wife take her in with no second thoughts but to help her. She cannot remember her name but feels sure there are answers at the Admiralty in London. She becomes obsessed with getting there. This book has gotten mixed reviews but I like Anita Shreve as a writer and this book was no exception for me.