March 5, 2010

every quilt has a story...

...and this quilt is no exception.
Sometimes the stories are happy, sad, celebratory..... but I love knowing the stories.   I always ask about the quilt's story and make a note of it.

This is Michelle's and she will gift it to her sister this weekend. And next weekend at our Thimble Pleasures Quilt Show I'll get to meet the recipient in person.
I can't wait.

Michelle wanted a shamrock or four leaf clover somewhere on the quilt.  So I used a motif  that was sort of like a clover which I sylized slightly by adding hearts. 

In the four corners I made a slight adjustment to the motif and it is a stylized shamrock.

I loved stitching out the woven feather rope.

In order to catch the quiting in the photos I had to adjust the lights.
The front are elegant greens and cream.
The back is a beautiful shade of blue which has significance to the story of the quilt. 

If you attend the show, you will have to read about this quilt's story and ask a white glover to see the magnificent shade of blue on the back.

There will be lots to see and do at our show.... 
-200 quilts including a youth exhibit: traditional, contemporary, art...
 -a silent auction of member made items
-a handcrafted apron exhitibit to benefit women's heart health,
-a boutique where you can find hand crafted items and great bargains on patterns, books etc...
-15 vendors from in and around the Northeast to include sewing notions, fabrics, paints, clothing, jewelry, machines, kits, tools....
-a make and take post card booth (where you can  make a postcard to send to a soldier)
-and food! While we don't allow food in the exhibit area, you will be able to grab lunch or a light snack at the cafe.

Thimble Pleasures  Quilt Show
March 13/14
Blackstone Technical School
65 Pleasant St. Upton MA.

I hope to see you there!


Kathleen McKenna Murphy said...

Kathy this came out beautifully! Your quilting is the perfect complement for the pattern. The story behind it is so touching. Can't wait for the show:)

Terri Stegmiller said...

Beautiful quilting Kathy! I wish I could come to your quilt show!

Deb Levy said...

Beautifully done Kathy! I love the way you feathered the chain.

Sue Bleiweiss said...

My gosh Kathy the quilting on this is just stunning!

Vicki W said...

Absolutely amazing!

Debra said...

Can I be you when I grow up? Your quilting is just magical!

Anonymous said...

Your quilting is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

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