So many stunning quilts and quilt tops were seen at our rather special meeting in September. We were treated to a most interesting lecture and small trunk show given by Maria Shell from Alaska. Maria had also conducted a weekend of workshop as part of our June Lyons Scholarship program. The results were amazing.
Maria talked about Building Community Through Quilts with stories of numerous group quilting projects as well as the benefits of these activities.
Her technique has evolved from everyone making a block and joining them together to a more planned approach including having a lot of suitable fabrics prepared with fusible backing for participants to use.
When blocks are finished she then joins them in a way that reflects the particular community and adds lots of her own filler blocks. When finished the quilt goes back for an unveiling, celebration and installation.
Maria’s own quilts were a visual delight.
Show and Tell
As always it is a treat to see members’ finished work.