Three Mennonite Quilting Sisters

Three Mennonite Quilting Sisters
Polly, Julia, Barbara

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Heatwole Sewing Retreat

Here we are at our annual Heatwole Sewing Retreat at our folks place with our Berninas.

We have updated our blogs.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Quilt Blocks

-- Julia posts. --
After a year and 2 months of making BOMs I'm finally finished.  This first Festive Star block is for Linda Goley.
And this "Hunter's Star" block is for Marjorie Williams. She chose the design and wanted autumn colors with a cream background.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Quilt Projects

-- Julia posts --
I've been getting some projects ready for our annual Heatwole Sewing Retreat.
Can hardly wait!!!!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Quilt Class

Star Tricks II
This is what these ladies are working on.
Today 6 ladies came to my home for a quilt class on "Star Tricks II" This wall quilt is a small version of the "Star Tricks" pattern in my book.  I will be teaching this same class at the AQS show in Knoxville, TN in July. Some of the other classes I will be teaching  are:                                                                                                        Shenandoah Star

 Pinwheel Spin

 Learning to design inside a Lone Star layout

Also Julia, Polly and I will be having a power point presentation called "Mennonite Sisters Quilting Journey".  This will be on Sat. July 16 at the 9:00 brunch.  Come to Knoxville AQS show and enjoy the fun.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Quilting Continues on my Farmer's Delight

Julia posts.
Can you help me name my quilt? I'm using the Farmer's Delight pattern in memory of my Grandmother Vera Heatwole. She made at least 15 bed size quilts with 20 blocks in each quilt in her life time. Grandmother used scraps to create her quilts and they turned out beautiful. Sometimes you see the pattern with only 1 ring of triangles around the center. My sister, Polly, drafted this pattern for paper piecing and she and Barbara made their own versions.

I decided to continue the design out into the border by quilting with dark plum thread.

And now, what name would you suggest for this small quilt?