Sunday, November 24, 2013

Quilting is in the air

Hand quilted Holly Leaf quilt for auction.
There's nothing like blustery, 30- and 40-degree temperatures to get you in the mood for quilts and quilting. I spent most of the day yesterday at the Open House and Charity Quilt Auction at Pins and Needles Quilt Shop demonstrating free-motion quilting. Here (left) is one of the top bid-drawers, a hand-quilted holly leaf bed quilt—very graphic with all solid fabrics and a contemporary red and yellow-green color palette.

I understand the bidding process is still going—due to late night news clips on Channels 3 and 12—so go to the Facebook page and email a bid before it's too late. Proceeds benefit the Salvation Army Angel Tree and Make a Wish. Also among the quilts in the auction was a vintage Dresden Plate quilt top.
Antique quilt top and hand-quilted bed quilt are items in the Charity Quilt Auction.
There were lots of door prizes and special holiday sales on fabric. Quilting classes for 2014 are scheduled and there was a discount for early registrations.
Patterns for the Honeybell tote bag (left top) and quilt are available.
The Kaleidoscope runner is an upcoming class. 
The shop was decked in holiday finery and hot and cold refreshments were served. 
The handmade tree ornaments caused such a buzz, that the shop is taking orders for them.
Holiday decorations made by the shop owner and staff.
My demonstration table was right next to the cookies. (Oh well, someone had to be in that space, right?!)
Hot and cold refreshments were served.
And, the piping hot wassail hit the spot!

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