March Show and Tell

March Show and Tell started off with Jolene who showed us this adorable Dr. Suess baby quilt.

Mary's been  monkeying around with this baby quilt (yes I said it) and has finished her Day Bee block exchange quilt too.

I don't know who made these two quilts because she's hiding her face and I just can't remember : ) Hopefully I can figure this out and give her credit for her efforts.

Looks like Jan is trying to hide her face too but finally succumbs in the end. She's been keeping super busy with these four sweet crib quilts.

Missy is the first one to bring in her finished project from the Elaine Quell workshop as well as this crib quilt. She definitely picked some exciting colors for her version of a tree.

The block in this small quilt by Martha really creates an interesting pattern.

And finally, it's always interesting to see what new work JoAnn will bring in. I love to see how she plays around with textures.

Thank you for sharing ladies!!

March General Meeting -- Muriel Pfaff

In March our program featured a visit by Muriel Pfaff from Marietta, Georgia. Muriel has a list of programs she presents of remarkable women throughout history. Our program was based on the life of Eliza Pinckney who was a plantation owner in South Carolina during Colonial times. Eliza was instrumental in developing the indigo industry in the United States. Muriel appeared dressed as a Colonial-era plantation owner and brought some antique indigo quilts as well as some other reproduction quilts that she has made. She also brought some Colonial-era refreshments to share.

Muriel sews her period costumes herself and was very knowledgable about all the layers that ladies had to wear in those days, as well as washing habits of clothing and body (or lack of I should say).

These are examples of some of Muriel's antique quilt tops that use indigo blue fabrics.

and these are two of her lovely indigo reproduction quilts.

What I really enjoyed was seeing Muriel's repro quilts. She is truly a very talented quilter as you can tell from these pictures. The medallion quilt definitely made me want to try my hand at making one.

March Schedule of Events

1st Tuesday, March 1st 10:00 AM 
Board Meeting at Creative Sewing Machine Center

2nd Tuesday, March 8th 9:30 AM 
Day Bee meets at the home of Bonnie Whitecross

3rd TuesdayMarch 15th 9:30 AM 
General Meeting at Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church
Special location this month
1000 "B" Avenue, West Columbia 
Muriel Pfaff of the life of Eliza Pinckney

4th Tuesday, March 22nd 9:30 AM
Comfort Quilts Sew Day
at Seven Oaks Presbyterian Church
530 St. Andrews Rd, Columbia 

5th Tuesday, March 29th 8:15 AM
Fifth Wheels road trip to 
Landrum and Hendersonville

Last Thursday, March 31st 6:30 PM
Knight Bee meets in the home of Anita Bowen