Monday, September 14, 2015

Another AQSG seminar flew by without me!

I have missed the last nine AQSG seminars and each time I see photos and hear stories from my friends who have attended I get more nostalgic and "green" with envy. If you have never been to one and you are interested at all in quilt history, you won't want to miss another either!



Dawn of Collector with a Needle, went this year and sent me these photos of the little quilt I made from the AQSG c1825 fabric line. I mentioned it in this post here . (Oh my, aren't you proud of me! I finally figured out how to link a specific post - I'm a slow learner!)


It looks like there were some great quilts in this little challenge! I wish I had been there to see them all. I got an e-mail from Lisa Erlandson (AQSG President) that mine had won third place in the contest. Funny, since I had forgotten it was a contest. I was thinking it was like the "quilt study" exhibits which I have participated in before. But, then my mind isn't what it used to be.


But... the best news came from Pam Weeks this morning. I had told Lisa that if it wasn't too much of a hassle to take it down on Saturday night, that they could auction it off at the live auction (with auctioneer extraordinaire, Julie Silber). Pam said they made $270.00 on it. Whoopie! If you can't read the description card, here's what it says:

Title: A Means of Support
There are many ways each of us can support the efforts of AQSG. We can host local study groups, we can attend the annual seminar, we can donate items to the auction, or we can simply send cash. Since I have done all of the above before, I decided one more way to support this wonderful organization is to make a quilt from the new c1825 fabric line. I chose a strippy setting with appliqued hexagons as I felt that would best represent the early 19th century. It is hand appliqued and hand quilted with a split wool batt. 

So, I hope you all get a chance to attend one day. 2016 will be in Arizona and 2017 will be in Manchester, NH. Since I don't have to fly I will definitely be attending. Can't wait!

And, I do hope to be back on the Blogging track! What a whirlwind summer!




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    1. Thanks Carla, I hope the new owner enjoys it too.

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  2. What a beautiful little quilt, and yummy fabrics! Congrats on the win and how delightful that the auction was so successful. Well done, friend!

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    1. Thanks Sally. The fabric colors were out of my comfort zone but I had fun making it.

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  3. Your little quilt was delightful and I love how you used both the strippy setting and the hexagons to represent the time period. Congratulations on the $ it raised.

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    1. Thanks Kyle. I wish I had been able to see all the others too.

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  4. I saw your quilt "in person" at AQSG! It was simply wonderful and I loved the fabric choices and design. So happy I was able to see and that it was a big fund raiser. Love your work!!

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    1. Oh, I am so happy to hear that you liked it. It was fun to make.

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  5. I'm so happy that 2017 it will be in NH!!
    Do you attend a study group locally? I would love to do that.

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    1. We used to have (fairly) regular study groups and Cyndi and I belong to one in Andover, MA but it is sometimes difficult to get there. I am really excited about NH in 2017!! I haven't been since 2006.

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  6. The applique strips along with that wonderful fabric used for the alternate strips makes for a very good quilt. So nice of you to donate it.

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    1. Thanks Karen. I do make a lot of donations but I know I could always do more!

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  7. Congratulations !! This little quilt is so cute and the quilting perfect....as usual ! :)

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  8. Such a nice post... And a nice little commercial for joining the AQSG! I'm putting that on this week's to-do list. I just saw the Civil War study quilts at the NEQM- so cool!

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