Then there was the reading of the rules by the adjudicator
Finally, the much awaited Ready, Set, Go!!!
And they were off,
Mind you, someone was under a bit of a handicap, after a run in with something sharp in her quilting room - (I hear tell that there was a bit of a dash to the doc who promptly informed her that the wound was 'still pumping'...and she didn't pass out!! how's that for brave!)
While the racing gals were heads down, the rest of us were busily 'doing' and 'admiring',
Lorraine bought along a finally finished quilt, started 3 years ago from a quilting magazine pattern.
Stunning pattern, Stunning rendition.
Yeah, I hear you, who in their right mind would be wandering around with fabric bits that really belong in the bin....well, someone who had read the Ami Simms post on crumb quilts, or watched the youtube video on Ami's post featuring Megan Null and her lovely scrappy quilt. Megan wastes nothing...NOTHING...I'm so in awe.
Bye the Bye, a big thank you to the ladies taking part in the race who donated all those lovely tinsy little scraps, they will make lovely blocks.
Anyhooo.....go watch the vid, read about the challenge and peek at Megans lovely scrappy quilt.
There were lots of 'Scottie Dogs" being finished off, but with the excitement of the Race we decided to have a kennel club meeting next week, except for this little guy, Marcia bought her flat pup along to show us before she stuffs and posts him. He is just adorable and someone special is going to love him to bits.
Back to the Race!!
Lots of stitchin' going on, but Christine is wondering just how big a pile 1600" of fabric strips makes.
Back at the Ranch, oh well, back in the main room, Fae was setting out some hexagons she has been working on
Looks very pretty, hope we see more of these please Fae.
The tension is mounting, those strips are starting to form a flimsy!
On the last lap! Marie and Wendy are going neck and neck - who will be the winner??
And its.........a draw! these two amazing quilters ripped their flimsies from their machines at the same instant!!
Marie shows off her flimsey
It's been mentioned before, about our 'display cabinet' where each month a different Cottage Group displays their members art work.
The current display, with the families permission, is all about the work of one woman, an amazing needleworker and caring lady.
As a novice I was gobsmacked!!, but she was so right! and although I will never be a 'real' embroider I'm grateful for what she taught.
Jane always told it as it truly was, but was always willing to help you understand the vagaries of the needle and thread.
For more on the life of this amazing lady read from our Newsletter here.