Each participant was asked to paper piece a self portrait along with the theme.
Annie took her sets of blocks and placed them in this award winning quilt.
She won Best of Theme with The Utah Quilt Guild 2009.
Annie's group gets together every Monday to sew at Ginny's house. They leave their machines up full time.
These adage's are so true!
Annie left this as a comment, but I also want to add the information:
The patterns for each of the quilters came from Ruth B. McDowell's book, When Quilters Gather, so if anyone wants to make their own quilt, they should look for that book. I think it is out of print, but you might find it in a guild library or used online site.
I had fun coming up with the sayings and the layout. I designed the layout using Custom Set in EQ6. That program is perfect for figuring out how to put a quilt together with odd-sized blocks.
I photographed the blocks and imported them into EQ6 so that I could position them where I wanted them. I then figured out what size to make the quote blocks and the backgrounds.
If you're interested in learning more about EQ6 or Ruth McDowell's paper piecing technique, I love to teach both of those classes! Email me for more info at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One block was 3-D.
I like this quilter; she is working with a Kaffe!
and finally, your idea of heaven is making a quilt with your friends.
Be sure and go over and visit Annie's web site to see all of her wonderful patterns and ideas.