Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Quilt Lover's Hangout
Saturday night was a fun night at one of my favorite local quilt shops. Quilt Lovers Hangout in N. Ft. Myers is one of those shops that makes you feel welcome as soon as you step in the door and about once a month a group of us are lucky enough to spend the entire evening there stitching and chattering away.
Our hostesses, and shop owners, Debbie and Gayle are both full of energy and enthusiasm that is contagious. The shop always has so many inspiring things to see and gorgeous fabrics abound. They also just got in some luscious felted wools (see pic) that are just begging to be made into something.
Last weekend we ordered in pizza as we stitched on various projects. My friend Cathi is finishing up an awesome hand appliqued feedsack basket quilt. (Cathi is hiding behind the quilt)
Jessie was hand piecing an orange peel quilt, Marti was putting binding on some place mats, Karen and Sandra were hand quilting. Barbara was piecing a donation quilt for the Woman's Shelter. The other Barbara was blanket stitching an adorable appliqued cat block, Debbie and Stacie were working on Love Letters from the Civil War blocks (very cool) and I was working on some hand applique. Before we knew it 10:00 rolled around and it was time to call it a night. Thanks for the fun evening Deb and Barbara, sorry you missed it Gayle.
By the way, if you're a local quilter I will be teaching some classes at Quilt Lover's Hangout in March and April. The March 27th class will be on my new quilt pattern BFF-Dresses & do's. I'll be showing how to make the quilt and teaching the Swap-liqué technique. The April 4th class will be from my pattern Travel Lite-ly Tote which is a cute quilted tote to carry your table top Ott-Lite around in style. So if you're not busy sign up for a class or at least make a visit soon to this funtastic quilt shop.