Warning: If you were Googling “Showgirls”, expecting to find Las Vegas cuties in skimpy outfits, I’m afraid I’m about to disappoint you!! The ladies in this post are cute, but no skimpy outfits or show dancing was involved!
Last week I went up to the Machine Quilting Today show in Oconomowok, WI. (I don’t even want to tell you how long it took me to pronounce “Oconomowok” properly!) At the show I met with two ladies, Sandi Barthel (who I’ve been corresponding with via email for quite some time, but never met in person) and Sharon Mitchell, a friend of mine from the Northern Illinois Long Arm Guild (NILAG). Both ladies came bearing gifts.
Sandi, who quilts for her own pleasure, made 5 beautiful quilts for Quilts Beyond Borders. The fabrics she chose for her tops are just wonderful, and appropriate for tots to teenagers. She used her Circle Lord templates and quilted these beautiful tops with swirls, baptist fans, and squares. In the first picture you see LaDonna (a friend) and Sandi holding a couple of quilts and showing the remainder on the bed.
Sharon, who is the owner of a quilting business called Lofty Quilts in Palatine, IL, brought three beautiful quilts she quilted from tops made by others. The first picture below shows Sharon holding a quilt top made by Jan Scruggs, which is also seen in the second picture. The third and fourth pictures show tops made by Kalena Womack and Evelyn Carlisle, respectively. Sharon quilts with a Statler, and was kind enough to tell me the patterns she used on each quilt:
- Pink and Yellow Quilt :
- Babye2e4tiff by TJ Speiser at StitchHappy.com
- Orange, Green, Yellow, Multi Color (from the center out):
- Christmas Quilt:
Sandi and Sharon, thank you both so much for bringing these beautiful quilts to me at the show! I know the children who receive them will cherish each and every one of them. Your quilting on all of them is just beautiful!