|These gals from Minneapolis jumped off the bike trail to pay us a visit. They call themselves Biker Babes with Fabric! I hear they were a lot of fun and we hope they stop by to see us again next time they pedal through.|
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Grinnell, Iowa, quilter Judy Martin displays her innovate re-designs of traditional patterns in this latest exhibit at the Iowa Quilt Museum and she does not disappoint. Thirty-five brilliant quilts are on display all focusing on log cabin & star designs. Don't miss this exhibit; on display through October 1st.
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Friday, August 18, 2017
|These two brought their older brother and folks out to join me for the Sweet Corn Festival. Here we are at the parade. Their little Adel Quilting bags are full of candy.|
|And on their way home - - - True sign that much fun was had!|
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Looks more difficult than it is. These are all 4" finished half square triangles.
We hope to offer this block of the month to everyone next year.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
I did not have a chance to go to the fair to see the quilts this year but many of you shared pictures with me. Thank you!
These are winners by some of our Quilt Circle of Friends quilters.
|The biggest ribbon of the entire show goes to Bonnie Nelsen for this Best of Show quilt. Look closely to see the striped piping around each pieced circle. Julia Swallow, our Monday gal, did the extraordinary machine quilting on this.|
|By Margaret Beal|
|By Bonnie Nelsen|
|By Jackie Orton|
|Both this quilt above and below are by Marti Klatt.|
|And these two, above and below, are by Abbie Allen|
Monday, August 14, 2017
Friday, August 11, 2017
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Are you ready for another big Sweetcorn Festival! Here it comes this Saturday, August 12. The day begins at 9:30 am with a parade followed by all you can eat free sweetcorn and a day full of festivities, vendors and entertainment.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Monday, August 7, 2017
This pattern, by Villa Rosa, uses 3 one yard cuts which includes binding. Carol P. made this shop sample with it. We also have this pretty line in grey/yellow comb.
Saturday, August 5, 2017
Thursday, August 3, 2017
The first pattern is made with the Cathedral Window blocks, very cool. We will put together a demo of their easy technique.
The 4th pattern, Sweet Jane, is currently under construction by Lonnie K. She is featuring the new Grunge Dots in this pattern. It will be a beauty, I'm sure.
And any pattern under the Atkinson Designs label are always excellently written and tested.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Sunday, July 30, 2017
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Quilt Circle of Friends has been doing this block of the month. The idea is to make large blocks (16") that resemble the blocks we see hanging on barns across Iowa.
Just one more block and we will be ready to figure out a setting. Any ideas?
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Friday, July 21, 2017
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Monday, July 17, 2017
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Monday, July 10, 2017
Saturday, July 8, 2017
Thursday, July 6, 2017
It's that time of year. Time for the great Ankeny Area Quilt Guild Show. Here is the raffle quilt this year followed by more details of the show. Worth the trip.
2017 Quilt Show
DMACC FFA Building
July 7th, 9 to 6
July 8th, 9 to 4
1 day $8.00
2 day $14.00
Scrappy hour July 7th, 4-6 PM $4.00
information to purchase your admission tickets and how to purchase raffle tickets will posted soon. Also watch our facebook (Ankeny Area Quilter’s Guild) page for upcoming information on free classes and other activities
|Kresten Munns from Aiken South Carolina brought her completed quilt in today to claim her prize of 25 fat quarters. Since she used our row in her quilt, we gave her the bonus gift of personally selecting the fabric she wanted cut for her prize.|
|And here is the back, nearly as fun as the front! Nice job, Krestin.|
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
It's time for another series of classes we call Sisters of the Cloth. We meet at the Adel Library on Saturday mornings from 10 am to noon on July 15, September 16 and November 18.
Half of our morning is spent talking about quilting, show and share of our quilts and refreshments.
The other half features the speaker of the day. At our July gathering, our speaker is Kathy Wilson, a professional historian and educator. The title of her program is Straight-laced Girls, Uptight Ladies and Loose Women. I am told Kathy is both entertaining and informative and she comes to us highly recommended.
Students choose to sit and just listen and enjoy or participate in Show and Tell or pick up the hand piecing supplies we provide a stitch a little.
This has been series of classes that we have held for many years, always very popular. If you would like to join us, just give us a call - 515-993-1170. Fee for all three classes is just $50 and includes program hand outs, patterns, sewing supplies, prize drawing and refreshments!
Monday, July 3, 2017
Friday, June 30, 2017
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
These are the blocks from our "Just One Block" challenge. I had trouble getting all the blocks in one picture so, hopefully between these two pics, you can see them all.
The reasoning behind this challenge is that, if everyone makes "just one block", we can easily assemble a quilt for the Dallas County Fair auction. We did it, right? Aren't these beautiful?
Customers voted for their favorite blocks during our recent exhibit. Check back Thursday to see the top three winners.