March 28, 2012

Mystery Weekend 49

We completed our final session of Mystery Weekend 49 last weekend with a fun group of veteran Mystery Quilters. We had such a fun series of Mystery Weekends - many folks who've come to Mystery Weekend over and over - and lots of new folks, too! It was inspiring to see so many wonderful fabric combinations as participants worked on their quilts!

One of the highlights of Mystery Weekend is always Show & Tell! We saw quite a few previous mysteries that have been completed and a lot of other fun projects too. There were several versions of the Mystery quilt from last fall - Quilted Gems. We'll be publishing this as a pattern later this spring.

We snapped some photos of the Show & Tell and put them together into a slide show. We've included names for the quilts that were previous Mystery Weekend quilts and are now Glad Creations patterns. Don't worry if you're working on Mystery by Mail 49 right now - we haven't included any photos of the current Mystery project.

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March 16, 2012

National Quilting Day

National Quilting Day is Saturday. We have the 7th Session of our Scrap Tamers + Marti and Me Club scheduled. There are 135 quilters who have been part of the club this year. We meet in 3 time-slots of 45 members each. We have had a Scrap Tamers club for several years and each year have run it a little differently. This year we combined it with the Marti & Me Club. I think everyone, including me, has learned a lot this year. Each month we have focused on a different tool designed by Marti Michell. Members also receive a free Marti Michell pattern that uses that tool. It's been great fun. One of my favorites was the Good Neighbors pattern using the Small House Template Set. (Nathan and Cheri will be running a summer school class on this quilt) This Saturday the pattern is the Carpenter's Wheel which uses the Marti Michell Set A, based on a 3" unit.

In the other classroom applique lovers will be learning from Pat Cox. We had enough applique lovers to fill both a morning and an afternoon class. They surely make some beautiful quilts.

What will you be doing for National Quilting Day? We know what we'll be doing.