Monday, May 31, 2010

Are you in a guild?

Are you a member of a local quilt guild?  Do you pay dues and attend monthly meetings? Do you make friends and share talents, joys, sorrows, concerns, friendships?

I am a member of my local guild and enjoy the monthly meetings and the speakers and friendships. But you know, I am also member of an international guild, one with no dues, unlimited membership and chock full of talents and wonderful people, meets daily all day long - this is the guild of bloggers. An amazing group of guilters that share so freely of their time, talent and lives.  I just want to say thank you to all the wonderful people that read my blog and the bloggers that share with me and have taught me new techniques and inspired me to try new things.
I have worked really hard this weekend to have my Klosje wall hanging near finished so that I could show you what I am doing. You know, I would never have discovered these fun blocks if it were not for blogging and I am having the best time making them.  This is where my wall hanging is now - pretty much ready for quilting. The yoyo flowers are just pinned on as is the binding on one side to show the color.  The Welcome is done in Faux Applique - another technique I found through blogging.  I am still debating on whether to handquilt or machine quilt.  One thing for sure, I now plan to make a full size quilt in this pattern - these little blocks are fun to make!

I also finished up the Chicks block on the Monday Mystery. I think this is the cutest one so far.

Is anyone else out there playing along on this project?  


Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  My husband was out of town, and my good friend, Darlene,came up to keep me company on Friday - Saturday.  Cheryl joined us on Friday for a trip to Mary Jo's and of course we did some shopping as well as lunch at Olive Garden.  Darlene left on Saturday and I spent the remainder of Saturday and Sunday just hanging out at the house, except for a couple visits with my Dad, and enjoying some quiet time with my sewing and reading.

Thanks for stopping by,
Teresa
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11 comments:

Jackie said...

It's a very cute wall hanging! I don't belong to a normal guild yet but the guild of bloggers (I love the way you put that) is wonderful! Continuous inspiration and opportunities to learn.

kjquilts said...

Very cute!

LOVE TO STITCH BEE TREE DESIGNS said...

Great wall hanging!! I love the klojse that everyone is making.......especially in the 30's prints which are one of my favorite fabrics. Looking at the colors you chose, your mystery stitch would look cute with the thirties too!!!

Linda said...

We have a huge, very active quilt guild here in Des Moines (AQS national show is in DM in October), but I haven't been a member for the past two years. After eons in the guild, I felt I'd absorbed as much info as my quilter brain can hold... for now. The blogosphere keeps me perfectly happy and STIMULATED, on my own time, on my own schedule. It's wonderful that you noticed that too!

Your klojse wallhanging is precious, and the embroidery is great! I don't go for "mystery" projects because I've previously been disappointed. I hope yours is all you expect it to be.

Marj said...

Love your wall hanging. I was afraid to make the y-seams so I didn't start the klojse challenge. But then I got to making my diamonds and ended up making y-seams....LOL Funny how fate catches up with you.

Raewyn said...

I love how your klosjes wall hangign turned out!! Gorgeous!! Neat to see your mystery stitchery too, that's going to be lovely! I think blogland is my unofficial guild!

Shakerwood said...

No, I don't belong to a guild at the moment except the state guild but I do belong to the cutest little group with the best doggone leader! Can't wait to start on the klosjes this month!!

Teresa said...

TY Shaker...I'll pay you in chocolate cake at the meeting.

em's scrapbag said...

The wall hanging is adorable!

Purple Pam said...

Your klosje project is darling. I like your Monday Mystery stitchery. You have been busy.

Karen said...

I so agree about the benefits of the international quilt guild with no dues!