Monday, June 10, 2013

Pine Tree Quilt Guild

Last week I had the pleasure of visiting the beautiful, historic Sierra Foothill town of Grass Valley.  I gave a lecture and taught a workshop on tile quilts for the Pine Tree Quilt Guild which is aptly named as the area is abundant with pine trees.

I learned that Lynda, the program chair has just won Best of Show at this year's California State Fair!  Congratulations, Lynda!  Besides a cash prize, she is awarded a California Bear as pictured on the state flag -- not a real bear but a small statue of sorts.  I didn't get to see the bear or the quilt so I can't show pictures but I do plan to get to the State Fair next month to check it out.

There were some lovely blocks made in the workshop, and as usual, a nice variety. The participants really enjoyed the class and really appreciated that it was a design class and not just an applique class.  Here are a few photos starting with Lynda's, who designed two blocks while in class, one of each of the patterns I offer. 

And here are the rest of the fine work from this guild.  One person left early and I'm sorry that I missed getting a photo of her block.You can see on several of the blocks that the maker has started the applique process of turning under the seam allowance to reveal the "grout".

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