Friday, June 20, 2014

October 2013 Images……Just Found



I am cleaning out my iPhoto files today.

I came across HVQ images from last fall.

We were binding comfort quilts at Betty's house.

Enjoy!















































Everything is Better when it is Quilted,

The Harlan Valley Quilters


Friday, June 13, 2014

Raffle Quilt….2015



We are at it again….




Creating a Raffle Quilt to benefit

The Women's Cancer Coalition






White Swirly Background Fabric







We are working with a softer palette this year…








The fabrics were cut into random size strips

then sewed together in strip units…






Kathi is sewing the background strips






Rochelle is sewing the pastel strips…












The strip units were cut into strips







Strip Units upon design wall….







Kathi arranges the strips…














Rochelle is a senior in high school this year and is

becoming an excellent Quilter!



























More Design Work…






It was a challenge to keep track of the strips…






so we used sticky notes to keep them organized!


In 2 days we completed the quilt top.

Here it is ready to be basted…



The inspiration for this quilt came from:





The quilt will be machine quilted over the summer.

We will post the completed quilt next fall.





Everything is Better when it is Quilted,

The Harlan Valley Quilters






Monday, May 12, 2014

Quilter Retreat.....May 2014


3 Day Quilting Retreat at the Palace




Kathi is working on the background for her

paper pieced stars...






The background and some of the stars are 

created with her hand dyed fabrics...










 Abril is machine quilting....

for the very first time!


Painter's Tape is keeping her quilting lines straight...






She is using a walking foot...






Stitching along the edge of the tape...






It's starting to look like a quilt!






I am piecing on my New York Beauty Quilt.



Everything is Better when it is Quilted,

The Harlan Valley Quilters



Tuesday, March 25, 2014

New York Beauty.....Class



We played with 

New York Beauty blocks

today!




Betty and her New York Beauty Quilt







New York Beauty......Inspiration!







Lady Liberty!





We all had lots of FUN!


















Everything is Better when it is Quilted,

The Harlan Valley Quilters



Monday, February 24, 2014

Quilts.....In Progress



I remembered to take a photos today

of what some of our members are working on...




Rochelle is piecing bias squares together...








Claudette has a few disappearing 9 Patch

blocks up on the design wall...





I am making more progress on the wedding quilt.

Here it is 2 weeks ago.....



Wedding Star Quilt





Here it is today:


12 more curved edge blocks and it will be done!




Everything is Better when it is Quilted,

The Harlan Valley Quilters



Thursday, February 6, 2014

Winter Retreat at the Palace...


The Harlan Valley Quilters gathered together

for a 3 Day Quilting Retreat at the Palace...




Rochelle is working on a class project quilt...







Kathi is English Paper Piecing...







I spray basted 3 quilts...







Granny's bed is a great place 

to keep basted quilts until you are ready 

to get them under the needle!







Claudette is making a 

disappearing 9 patch quilt...







Abril is making a dinosaur quilt for her child...





















Rochelle completed her quilt at the retreat...

70 x 70 inch













Rochelle's Macy Machine...







Kathi's Featherweight 221...







Kathi is paper piecing star blocks...







Abril's Featherweight 221...







I am still piecing away on this wedding quilt...







I am seeing arc and melon units in my sleep...











This is a Judy Neimeyer Paper Piecing Pattern

Wedding Star

104 x 104 inches




What a FUN and satisfying way to spend 3 days!


We are looking forward to our Spring retreat.



Everything is Better when it is Quilted,

The Harlan Valley Quilters