May Show and Tell

We had an unusually small show and tell this month with just three participants. Don't worry though -- we had plenty more eye candy to look at with Dee and Wilma doing a trunk show this month.  Jeanne started our show and tell with these cute Grandmothers Flower Garden blocks.
 Sue brought some quick pieced quilt blocks for comfort quilts.
 And lastly, Zohra looks very pleased with herself as she shows off her daughter's handmade purse.
Thank you ladies!

May Program Part 2 -- Wilma's Trunk Show

This is Part 2 of the wonderful trunk show that Dee and Wilma presented for the general meeting. This time it's Wilma's turn and we'll see all the pieces that she shared with us at the meeting. I don't believe these are in chronological order but I will show them (more or less) in the order they were shown.

As you can see Wilma shares with Dee a love of color and she also loves to work with black and white fabrics. Her use of batiks I think is really wonderful. I'm getting very inspired as I post these photos.

Dee and Wilma also share a love of Karen Stone patterns.

Here are a couple examples of Wilma's beautiful beading.
Thanks again to both Dee and Wilma for sharing themselves and their quilts. It's fun to see how quilting friends differ in their work and also how they influence each other.

May Program Part 1 -- Dee's Trunk Show

Thank you so much to Dee and Wilma for the wonderful trunk show that they presented for the general meeting. It's always great to see the talent that is right here in our own guild and both these quilters are loaded with talent. Due to the large amount of quilts shown, today I'm going to show you the quilts that Dee brought in and show Wilma's next time. Dee presented her quilts in chronological order (more or less) so you can see how her skills and tastes have progressed through the years.
Everybody starts somewhere and this is one of Dee's earliest. I just want to point out the individual white squares in the close up picture that show Dee's thought process back then.

Dee learned about appliqué and hand quilting very early on and this piece is really beautiful.

This is the quilt that was featured in the Great American Quilts book nine that was published by Leisure Arts in 2001.  I actually have this book and was very excited to find Dee and her quilt while flipping through it one day.

These two were part of group projects. 

This was one of my favorites. 

Thanks Dee for sharing this wonderful body of work. I know the guild really enjoyed it.