Before and after the play, as well as during the intermission, Donna and I demonstrated hand quilting for the people who attended the play. Other members of the Elgin Piecemakers and some other quilters from the area have signed up in pairs to do this at each performance of the play. If you have read my blog for a while, you will know that I do not do a lot of hand quilting, if any. I work full time so I choose to spend my sewing time machine piecing and I have my quilts machine quilted by a long arm quilter, but I do know how to hand quilt. I am hoping to hand quilt my liberated squirrel quilt this summer.
Donna and I had quite a few people come over to watch us quilt and ask us questions. We were working on a quilt which will be given to an adult chemo patient at our hospital. This quilt was pieced by Nancy who used to belong to the Elgin Piecemakers. She recently donated several quilt tops to our guild to finish as charity quilts.
This quilt will be a bright spot in someone's days during their cancer treatments.
If you live near London, Ontario, you may want to take a drive to Dutton this weekend to see "Quilting Pieces". Say "hello" to the hand quilters during the intermission!
This weekend, there is a quilt show in Shedden at the local community centre. I have two quilts and the table runner above in the show this weekend. There will be lots of quilts, several vendors and a great tea room as well.
Last night, Christine came over to sew and I put my charity quilt blocks together so now the top is done. This will also be donated to the chemo unit at the hospital after I get the quilting done.
I finished cutting fabric for a new project tonight--a gift. That's all I can say about this project for now until it is gifted!
I will do a stash report next time.
Here is a picture that I took when my husband and I were out for a walk last week.