Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Dixie Diva August Night Meeting

Last night was our Dixie Diva night meeting. Jan K. wins the award for being the BEST to bring Show and Tell. We were really missing Margaret and Bev, our most prolific quilters who manage to bring so many finished projects each month.
The rest of us are such slackers! Thanks Jan for keeping us going!

Jan finished "Thistle Pods" a Judy Niemeyer design. She took this class from Judy when she was here in St.George a few months ago, and Jan says she was just about the best teacher she has ever had.

Judy even stayed and helped her class members pick out fabrics for their next project.
Now, that's service.

Pictures never show how magnificent these quilts look in real life. I wish you had all been there to see how spectacular this quilt is.

Jan just finished this one also. The pattern name is "Sunny Disposition" from Quilt Soup, and it's from a kit purchased last year.
I especially loved the center block.

And the appliqued flowers.

This year our Dixie Diva group is all making "Mumbo Gumbo" by Pie in The Sky Quilts. Bev and Jan are the only ones to have theirs finished. Yep, the rest of us are slackers! (I've started mine, does that count?)

Jan did hers in left over batiks. One of the things I love about this quilt is that we are only using left overs from our stash.

Pat did bring a Southwest piece she is in the process of hand quilting.
Hand quilting really feels like it's becoming a lost art. I appreciate Pat who does such an amazing job.
Margaret and Bev, you were really missed at our meeting. Hurry back and join us soon! (And bring all those finished projects when you come.)


Doreen K. said...

Wow, nice quilts. I hope Jan brings "Thistle Pods" to the Sept Meeting. Would love to see that one in person. Nedra, You get lots done. I just finished my 1st quilt. The kalideoscope one that Margaret taught. I will bring it to the Sept. meeting. You sure have a wonderful group that you meet with. All very talented ladies!!

Lurline said...

Lots of diverse and interesting quilts there - I agree about the hand -quilting and it really is so much nicer than by machine - probably too time consuming for most of us!
Hugs - Lurline♥

dotti white said...

Those are beautiful quilts! I would love to know the name of the red and yellowish one. I love it! Thanks for sharing your fun with us! Have a wonderful rest of the week!

Nat Palaskas said...

Great show and tell Nedra. Terrific quilts. I love hand quilting too, but time is the magic WORD!!! Thanks for sharing - Hugs Nat

Micki said...

I love the quilts...they are so inspiring!
Great show and tell!

Carol said...

I know I've said this in months past, but I'm saying it again...your group is just amazing. Great show and tell. Thank you for sharing.

Unknown said...

Ack!! I am jealous! What lovely quilts. Can I join your group??? Please. I just love each and every one. I am still gathering the fabrics for my thistlepods quilt. I just love Jan's quilt, absolutely gorgeous. I have the mumbo gumbo pattern too. Just love it and have all intentions of making it someday. You know it is on my to do list.

Material Mary said...

Gorgeous quilts and beautiful hand quilting. I'm impressed with your group of ladies.

Browndirtcottage said...

Oh wow....I love them gals are just alllll sooo talented!!

Cathie in UT said...

Thanks for the link to the Mumbo Gumbo project. I am lovin many of the quilts on the pages LOL

I need to spend more time "making scrap" from my stash right now but that halloween quilt was just too cute!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

What beautiful quilts! Thanks for the show n' tell!