Wednesday, September 25, 2013

WIP - Busy, busy!!

Been a while since I've taken the time to blog.... So thought I'd run through a little update of what I've been busy with!

First, my guild is having a Quilt Show and I'm part of the committee so we've been very busy with making all the arrangements.  This is the first Quilt Show I've been involved with and I'm very excited to see it all come together.  There are more than 110 member quilts that will be shown PLUS:


There are 31 mini quilts made by our members that are being raffled: Souhegan Valley Quilters Guild
(online tickets are available for purchase through 9/30) 
 

Terry is in charge of the Raffle Baskets which we are putting together tomorrow night so I'm not on the sure of the count though I've seen the loot: fabric, patterns, books, tools, thread+++ and I know I'll be buying some tickets!
A BIG thank you to all who have donated! 
Check out the vendor donation list below:

 
We will also have a Boutique of wonderful handmade items made by our members.  I recently ran a Boutique night at the guild where members brought their machines and I brought patterns I drew up, 'how to' boards with step by step instructions, as well as written instructions and kits.  The 4 items I presented were two different coasters, tissue holders, and coffee cup cozies...  I have to say that our current president, Patty, was a MACHINE! at the production of coasters, she enlisted two friends who did the ironing and turning and wa-la! Not an one original as I give Pinterest as well as the many blog I follow all the credit for the ideas and drew up patterns from those ideas to present with the kits.  My night alone netted 75 or so items for the boutique so if you are looking for Christmas presents you should stop on by and see René and Lisa in the boutique!!  (For more information on the boutique items and link to patterns visit my other blog: http://www.quiltarie.blogspot.com/)

Here's my current project... when I'm not binding quilts and adding labels for the quilts I am putting in the show!

At a retreat a couple of weeks ago I finally got this quilt together.  This past weekend I added borders.  



You may remember this from the February 2013 retreat - here's a beginning picture! and link to the blog.


All for now!  Marie


1 comment:

Nin said...

Phew! Busy lady. I hope your quilt show goes off without a hitch