Friday, December 27, 2013

Here is a link to Intrepid Thread Blog which has a neat tutorial on string leaf blocks... Something to do with the strips some of us have been collecting....

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Pack Creek Retreat - Nov. 2013

Cocktail hour has arrived for Helene and Lou!

The Mystery Table...

Mary having fun sewing!

Jane Sleight our hostess with Lou and Helene

Peggy finally getting set up

Judy's Mystery made from scrappy strips and Turquoise!

Helene laying out her 2nd quilt in Christmas colors!

Joanie laying out her first quilt.  As everyone tried different layouts we all put in our 2 cents!      
Lou, our fearless leader, struts her peacock feathers.

Finishing out the retreat with a round of the fat quarter game! 

Audrey laying out another quilt...

Peggy showing the paste up of the log cabin she is working on...

Pack Creek Retreat November 2013


Such a nice setting for our annual retreat!


Murine, Judy, and Mary... Looks like breakfast.

Audrey's blocks based on a drawing done by her daughter.

Lou and Murine at work in the sweat factory!

Helen's mystery
quilt turned out

Lou's Jelly roll quilt and her mystery quilt above.

Marian's Landscape quilt and her grand-daughter's P.J.'s

Jane's goat coat made by Marian Eason...


 Jane with her goat!

Dragonfly Quilt

Members of Delicate Stitchers each made a paper pieced dragonfly for a quilted wall hanging to be presented to our sister guild in Iran. 

The wall hanging was put together by Marian Eason... She designed the center block.  It was machine quilted by Bonnie Crysdale.  Can you see the quilted dragonflies?


Members of our guild pose with the finished quilt!  It will soon be on its way to Iran.



Friday, July 12, 2013


Nifty "Traveling in Circles Sewing Tote"

Here are a couple of photos of my Traveling in Circles Sewing Tote, along with the link to the blog where the instructions are located.  My daughter says:   "This is more complicated than it should be - so please warn everyone to read the instructions all the way through before cutting fabric!  I missed a couple of steps by not pre-reading, and had to do a little reverse sewing."  The instructions are also quite lengthy.  The finished tote is 8 inches in diameter.  There are also a couple of versions for the lid.  Christie appliqu├ęd felt for needles, but the instructions show 2 different versions for zippered compartments in the lid.


Friday, June 28, 2013

Here's an idea for your hexies!  Quiltville shared this on facebook.  Source:

Sent to me by Tammy ---would you or wouldn't you??


Monday, June 24, 2013

Our Quilt Store Opening
Mahnaz sent pictures of the opening of their quilt shop and classroom.  Nine ladies worked hard to fill the space with their beautiful quilts.  This space was offered up by the local government in Mahnaz's neighborhood.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Slight delay before boarding for JFK – sitting at the gate in Atlanta working on it hexies' :-)
Bonnie Hunter posted this on her Quiltville blog... She had some time sitting in the airport.  How are your hexies coming along?

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Mahnaz Nikookar our quilting sister and member from Tehran, Iran conducted a fabric collage workshop on Saturday, May 18, 2013.  She brought some special laces and trims for the participants to use.  These are pictures of her with the participants. 

Mahnaz coaching Kay

Mahnaz coaching Kay

Mahnaz and Sandy consulting

Mahnaz, Darleen, and grandson Andrew Troyer. 
Darleen made hers for her daughter's (Shirley) birthday, with the help of her grandson, and sent it back to North Carolina with him on Tuesday. She loved it! It had bits of lace and fabric from her wedding dress. 
Mary came and worked on baby booties, but got fascinated and helped Murine with hers.

Finished sans the quilting...

 Kay Osteen, Darleen Nelson, Marian Eason, Mahnaz Nikookar, Sandy Davey, Murine Gray 

"It was great fun. Mahnaz is an excellent teacher.  She let us do our own thing with gentle persuasion to look outside of the box! 
I hope everyone else will have theirs for show and tell at the June meeting.
I'm quilting mine now."  - Marian 


May 2013 Show and Tell

We had a special guest from Iran, Mahnaz.  We showed her some of our new and older quilts and she shared with us by teaching a class on collage.

This month's color was Green, Peggy did an outstanding job.