Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Council Bluffs Quiltfest

 I have been part of a committee working on our second annual quilt show in Council Bluffs, Bluffs Quiltfest. I was asked to help last year and wanted to help continue a yearly tradition of quilt shows in our city. We don't have an official guild here, but have several smaller groups that get together to sew, and some do charity quilting as well. Our show last year featured a speaker, and a sampling of some of the area's best quilts.
 We decided to invite a couple of local quilters to do trunk shows this year, as well as feature some demos on current trends and takes on traditional blocks.The trunk shows feature a local quilt appraiser and her collection of crazy quilts and a former quilt shop owner and her vast collection of quilts she has made over the years.
 I am doing a demo on string piecing. I have taught many classes on this popular way to use up leftovers and scraps of fabrics. I plan on showing how to put this block together, but have taught classes on several different string piecing patterns, so will have those displayed as well. I decided I wanted to take the one I made using selvages, but it wasn't quilted, so I put it on the machine Monday (top photo) and got a good share of it finished. It's small, so won't take long to get it quilted.
There will also be demos on English Paper Piecing Hexagons and the Hot Dog Pillowcase. If you live in the area, come out and see us on June 15 for a fun event! Details on time and place are on the flyer below.


Fiesta said...

Sounds like you have your summer break right underway.

Kerstin said...

sounds like you are real busy. I love those quilts.
I wish I could come by and see everything myself. But its to far away. to bad.

have grand time.

Deb said...

Sounds like a fun time!!