Thank-you for describing how your quilt group works. I like the idea of opening it up to other churches.
I've never heard of Patterns of Faith, it sounds like a good place to start. I see there are several different themes, all interesting.
Thank-you again for your input which will hep us get going.
Wishing you inspiration for your meditations and in your quilting.
Hello. I am new to the quilting board and have been admiring all the lovely photos. I just wanted to say that yours is the prettiest quilt that I have ever seen, and I sincerely mean that. What a beautiful job! Did you follow a pattern? If there is a pattern for this quilt, I would absolutely love to have it. The color choices are breath-taking! How long did this take? What size is it? It is definitely eye-candy! Sew stunning! Sharon
Wow! This is beautiful. I think the white around the blocks is a nice touch and really makes them stand out. Your quilting on back is gorgeous.
Another thought is what time of year will this be held...is there a holiday or something special about that time of the year??? Harvest time, Thanksgiving, Change of Seasons, Spring time...new beginnings. How about "______Traditions"...hope this helps.
Looks great! would love to see it in color thoe.
I'm from the Conejo Valley in So. Calif about midway between Los Angeles and Ventura and inland from Malibu. We have within the valley the city of Thousand Oaks and our show adopted the name "Gathering Under the Oaks" sometime in the late 1990s when the guild had its first show. Think about something that make the citizens in your area "perk up" - "stop and listen" - get them interested. The East is so rich in fabric history - gotta be something that will make people want to come see what you have to look at.
I only hand quilt, so will share what I can.
You need a good frame to start out with. I bought a Vonda's quilt frame on line about 4 yrs. ago and love it. It cost $329 then, and worth every penny.
I can set the quilt up, backing, batting and top without help. I'm sure there are others. Do some online research. It is necessary to secure the quilt in a frame so that you can have one hand on top of the quilt and one hand on the bottom to control the needle. A good thimble is a must, and buy hand quilting thread. It is coated and stronger than thread used for the machine and piecing. I prefer YLI because it offers wide variety of colors. I purchase it each year at the Houston Quilt Festival, but I'm sure you can buy it on line. Also, you need to use betweens, which are shorter needles for hand quilting. The best size for a beginner is a #9, try John James for quality. There are a number of books and YouTube tutorials that can show you the hand quilting stitch. Don't worry too much about the size of the stitch to start out, but try for consistency of size.
At first you will poke yourself and bleed. That's normal. But soon you will develop callouses and will not have that problem anymore. Just stick with it.
Hope this is helpful, and enjoy the process. Like any skill, it takes doing to increase your proficiency.
I have both granite and honed marble countertops and like them. However, the granite we got has some mica mixed in; it looks nice, but it susceptible to chipping. And the marble on our island had a lemon sitting on it for some time and it left a mark. We have some of the quartz in our bathrooms and really like that too. If I were to redo a kitchen, I would definitely choose quartz for durability and ease of care. Even in the 5 years since we did our kitchen, they are able to create very nice patterns that look very much like real stone.
We have a quilt group at our church. It is open to everyone, and have several women from other churches that join us. We make baby quilts and have also made quilts for fund raisers.
I did want to share with you that there is a woman who put together a Bible study that coincides with quilt blocks. It is called Patterns of Faith. We did this and had a Bible lesson during our lunch time. I led that and another woman printed the pattern for the block that went with that woman of the Bible. Each block was different and everyone chose their own color palette. Hope this helps.
Well, I was waiting to say good morning to Gran, but, Gran, I have to get moving. Good morning to you. See you in a bit.
Your work is beautiful!
Oh wow, those are awesome. I can't believe how different they look with placement and color. Thank you for sharing your design.
Beautiful! I love the center medallion. Pretty fabrics.
I would like to learn to hand quilt also.I saw a post on youtube demonstrating the Aunt Becky thimble.I ordered one and anxious to try it.I think you will be impressed if you watch the video.Looks like it would shorten the learning curve quite a bit.I just haven't had time to try it yet.
This is really cool. Great for scraps. Thanks for taking the time to share.
Hi quilter7. I had my kitchen remodeled last year we put in Quartz counter tops & they are beautiful.
Been away from the board for a long time, so I cant remember how to post pics. However, I made an exquisite Hunter's Star using bright yellow and blue. The color combo is striking. I've had many positive comments on it. I hope you post a pic of your finished quilt.