January Show and Tell

 It was another exciting Show and Tell this month for GCQ. Our members must be busy quilting in this cold weather this winter. OK it's not like Wisconsin cold down here in South Carolina, but it is colder than usual for us this winter.  Who really needs an excuse to quilt anyway?

Henrietta started us out with this beauty.

Teresa shared three of her quilts.

I can't see her face but I believe these are Elizabeth's quilts.

Lynne has been busy with her paper piecing designs. This bag uses two designs from the Disney movie   Ratatouille.

June has made this adorable quilt for her great granddaughter's first birthday.

Rosina has completed yet another comfort quilt.

Anita shared this wonderful beauty.

Sue brought in this beautiful crazy quilt piece that she obviously put a lot of time into.

And finally our talented JoAnn showed two of her art pieces.

January General Meeting - Aby Dolinger

In January the guild hosted Aby Dolinger. She was a familiar face to some members since she used to live in the area. As a matter of fact Aby has lived in 5 states as well as Germany, since her husband is a US Army Chaplain. Aby's quilts have been in McCalls Quilting, McCalls Quick Quilts and Quiltmakers 100 Blocks. She shared her personal history with quiltmaking, as well as some tips on submitting quilt designs to quilt magazines.

Aby started her presentation with some antique quilts from her collection and then her contemporary versions that were inspired by these quilts.

Aby shared so many quilts with the group that I can't possibly show them all, so I'm going to show my absolute favorites. This first hexagon quilt I remember seeing in McCalls Quilting magazine back in 2013. I liked it so much I tore the pages out and saved them.

I can't remember if the one on the left is vintage or it has reproduction fabrics, but I love the use of these fabrics and the added appliqué block in the center. The one on the right is a Jen Kingwell pattern and is a great way to use all those blocks you make in workshops or demos that have no other home. Not all the same size? Who cares?