Wednesday, June 3, 2009

A little bit of everything

On our way to a graduation open house Saturday we passed by these poppies growing along White Lake. They were beautiful swaying with the wind off the water. My good friend Beverly collected a large amount of fabric and a few weeks ago drove down to Gee's Bend and delivered it to the quilters there. (and no, she doesn't know anyone there and they didn't know she was coming). A quilter there gave her this wonderful small wall hanging she made as a thank you. She calls the design Brick Layer. It was designed and made by Mary Ann Pettway.


The back shows the free style hand quilting.


Our speaker at guild this month was Laurie Simpson. She designs a lot of "Americana" type patterns and her and her sister design fabric lines for Moda under the name Minick & Simpson. She's been quilting for around 30 years and bought her first sewing machine 8 years ago, a Singer Feather weight. Most of her quilts are hand pieced and quilted. She works a lot with wool fabric. I loved them. The following are a few of her quilts. This first one is a wool summer/ sailboat wall hanging.

Laurie's sister is a rug hooker. A lot of the quilts Laurie makes her sister makes a coordinating rug. This is her hooked star rug, she uses old wool clothing. Laurie with her wool star quilt.



This wool quilt Laurie made to hang in her dinning room and coordinates with her vintage Fiesta ware dishes.



Her sisters matching hooked table topper with wool "tongues" along the edge.


Laurie free hand cut wool circles for this quilt, while her sister hooked the vine surrounding the quilt.


If your interested in learning more about her and her quilts she has a wonderful blog http://minick%20and%20simpson.blogspot.com/







2 comments:

Melodie said...

WoW! Labor intensive! That's some pretty impressive work.
Love the old world map quilt by the way!!

Deb H said...

That darn Beverly! Good for her! When is she going to stop at my house?

I love all the woolies. It looks like an interesting speaker.

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