Saturday, April 8, 2017

Quilt Retreat...Spring 2017



After a long, wet Winter

it is time for our Spring Quilt Retreat...



Let the good times roll...






Ralph, the Quilting Kitty, 

welcomes everyone

as they come through the door!






Lani is creating a new Dresden Quilt...






Debbie is stitching up Art Tote Bags

with pockets for the sharpie pens.....FUN!






Linda is strip piecing 

1930 depression fabrics...







Claudette is working on a 

raw edge flower quilt...






Kathi is designing a quilt made from her

grandmother's embroidery...






Linda C. is creating a 

Laurel Burch quilt...






I stitched up a couple of pillows...










Tea Party Time...








Everyone brought FUN 

Tea Party Treats...






Here's to a great week of 

Quilting and Laughing!






Ralph made himself cozy all week...






Ralph is showing off his new 

Comfort Quilt...






Ralph is resting up for our 

Quilt Retreat in the Fall.



Everything is Better when it is Quilted,

The Harlan Valley Quilters



Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Comfort Quilts...



It must be the first Monday of the month...

We are creating comfort quilts today!



We are making comfort quilts from

 donated fabrics

for members of our community...







Rachelle is pressing a 

disappearing patch quilt top...







Ralph, the Quilting Kitty

keeps our fabrics warmed up for us!







We are also creating another 

raw edge heart quilt...







The blocks are done,

we are now piecing them into rows...







The first disappearing 9 patch 

quilt top is complete...







The quilters are tying it...







Tools of the Trade







Karri is piecing a back for the next quilt 

to be tied...







Linda continues piecing the heart blocks...







She has the inner and outer 

borders pieced...







It is amazing what you can put together

with donated fabrics...







Next month we will machine quilt

this heart baby quilt...







Ralph approves of the first 

disappearing 9 patch quilt...













The quilters are hard at work 

tying the second quilt...







Many Hands.....Make light Work







Ralph had a great day with the Quilters!



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Everything is Better when it is Quilted,

The Harlan Valley Quilters

Monday, January 9, 2017

Comfort Quilt......Frayed Edge Hearts 2



Day 2


Today we will continue working on the

Sweet Treasures My Love

Frayed Edge Heart Quilt








This is where we left off last month...

16 frayed edge heart blocks completed.







Today we sewed on all of the 

corner triangles

and pieced the blocks together.







Lani is preparing the 

dark blue inner border.







Claudette chose this large print floral

for the final border treatment.







Here is the quilt sandwich basted and 

ready to go under the needle.







It is FUN to see an un-quilted 

close up view...



Then check out what it looks like with a bit

of machine quilting on it:



I was only able to quilt for about a half 

hour today, but I managed to get the 

bottom row quilted.

Next week I will get it 

under the needle again!






Everything is Better when it is Quilted,

The Harlan Valley Quilters


Winter Quilt Retreat.....2017




The Harlan Valley Quilters

spent the week together at our

Annual Winter Retreat @ the Quilt Palace



You can't tell from this photo...

but it is FREEZING!






Kathi brought her star quilt for show 'n tell






Ralph is always so happy to spend

Quilt Retreat with all of the Quilters!






I am working on getting my 

New York Beauty pieced this week...






Lani is adding sashing strips to her

Crazy Quilt Blocks...





Ralph is giving Lani lots of help...






Kathi completed the quilting on her

Jello Printed, Hand Dyed Art Quilt...






Kerri sewed the binding on her 

Hawaii Quilt






Kathi brought her improv pieced art quilt

for show 'n tell






I have half the NYB off the wall

and pieced together...






Linda is cutting strips for a new

1930's quilt project.


There was a lot more going on during

Quilt Retreat Week,

but I was so busy piecing my NYB

I didn't catch it all with the camera.


We are all looking forward to our

next retreat in the Spring!



Everything is Better when it is Quilted,

The Harlan Valley Quilters