Saturday, November 19, 2016

Quilt guild meeting

Hello November Saturday!

Today, I attended a guild meeting of the Nebo Modern Quilt Guild. It's the first guild meeting that I've ever attended. I was so excited. My friend and neighbor, Katie, invited me and we rode together. Katie blogs over at Lady Katherine's Wheel.

Today's meeting featured a trunk show by Melissa Corry of happyquiltingmelissa. I felt like I was bouncing out of my seat. I've wanted to meet her since I started following blogs and participated in the Dresden Challenge. I've participated in two of her quilt alongs now. It was wonderful to see her and her quilts in person.  She brought all the quilts that are patterned and photographed in her book for Martingale called "Irish Chain Quilts". I want this book--it's on my Christmas list!

Here are some of my favorites:

This star chain is definitely my favorite! Everything about it is gorgeous--the colors, design, and quilting.

Yummy texture!

These two--the black and white, and Red, white, and blue, are the same quilt pattern. Another favorite of mine.

These two quilts are both Fractured. The colors are inverted for the chains. Just wow!

This is one of the chains made by piecing and appliqué. It was a quilt along last year, when the book was published, but I wasn't able to participate.

I wasn't the only one taking pictures!

During show and tell and UFO show, I was able to get up and introduce myself and show off my finished blocks for Summer Solstice by Melissa Corry!
She hadn't seen my finished blocks yet, and I think she was excited.

Someone was kind enough to take pictures of us. Melissa helped me hold up my blocks and I was excited to tell everyone how fun and easy her quilt alongs are.

The Seahawks fabrics that I ordered have arrived in the mail, so I can put this quilt top together, and the backing, too.