Wednesday, January 24, 2007

History, with quilts

This picture makes me smile. I'm so pleased to see Nancy Pelosi in the Speaker's chair! It's really quite the historic achievement for women. I hope that it won't be long before we're seeing at least TWO women in this scene at the State of the Union address. I must confess that I couldn't stomach watching or listening to the actual speech. I can't abide Bush's empty rhetoric any longer, and I think Cheney pretty much personifies EVIL and I don't need to have him on my screen. Still, the presence of a woman and a democrat up there gives me hope.

And now, the quilts.

The Pointless Sisters (our guild's art group) met on Tuesday. As always, show and tell is the highlight.

Here's Linda, proudly displaying a piece she's made based on McKenna Ryan pattern. I love seeing Linda's work, as she was a brand-spanking-new quilter when she started coming and she is really growing. This is one of her first attempts at fusing and she seemed very happy with the ease of it all.

Selma, a very prolific member, shows her "Flight of Imagination" quilt which she made after taking a class at a local shop. The coloring is gorgeous, isn't it?

Here's another of Selma's pieces, made after a guild workshop with Karen Combs:

Carolyn showed us this piece which she started in a guild workshop with Rebecca Rorhkaste. I really like the way she's set these blocks...Don't those colored strips in the "sashing" work nicely?

Carolyn also showed this Amish sampler panel she'd made. It reminded me of how I love Amish quilts and it'd be fun to make something in that vein.

Pat showed a chicken quilt she's made to be donated for a charity raffle. (This is taken with the thing lying on a table, which explains the funny angle.) Charming, yes?


  1. Anonymous12:32 AM

    I love show and tell! I'd be happy to finish sewing the binding on Carolyn's quilt for her if it could live at my house ;-)

  2. what a talented group you have there..Way to go Selma. That's a magnificent quilt. I'm in awe!

  3. Anonymous9:58 AM

    I was just thinking about Selma. So happy to see her latest work! I miss these meetings so much. My new art quilt group meets at night and they all seem a little tired and half there!! I am litle by little feeling more at home with them.

  4. Anonymous10:01 AM

    I forgot to say that I wholeheartedly agree with your comments about W and Cheney. I was at a meeting and got to miss the speech - yay! I aqm so tired of the nasty rhetoric from both of these men.

  5. Anonymous10:36 AM

    I have the same hope as you. And now the quilts: I wich there was groups like yours in my country.

  6. Anonymous2:06 PM

    As a frustrated blue living in a red state ... I dunno. Yesterday a woman I work with--a WOMAN!--actually said the words, "I just don't think this country is ready for a woman President yet." I just swallowed my bile and thought a) you're a fool, and b) that's probably what they said to Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Margaret Sanger, Golda Meir, and Martin Luther King--"this country's just not ready for [fill in the blank]."