June 2017 Meeting: Show and Tell

We had our annual pot luck at the June meeting and voted in a new slate of officers. The highlight of the meeting was Show & Tell. In addition to Farmer’s Wife quilts, which several quilters worked on for the past year, members had a bounty of beautiful and varied work to share.

The first set of images below are Farmer’s Wife quilts, which show how different the quilts turned out in spite of everyone’s following the same block patterns from the book The Farmer’s Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt by Martha Pullen Store.

Becca Babb-Brott: Farmer’s Wife quilt front and back

Paula Blanchard: Farmer’s Wife lap quilt, top

Louisa Enright: Farmer’s Wife quilt, detail shot, and back of quilt

Margaret-Elaine Jinno: Farmer’s Wife quilt top and detail shot:

Linda Satkowski’s Farmer’s Wife quilt

Lynn Vermeulen: Front and back of Farmer’s Wife quilt

More work by members:

Quilt by Becca Babb-Brott

Paula Blanchard’s map art quilt

Quilting by Louisa Enright

Sharon Flanagan’s quilt

Three quilts by Joan Herrick

Margaret-Elaine Jinno’s block for the “Dawn Chorus” 2017 Challenge and an embroidered tea towel with “hexies”

Child’s dress made by guest Nancy Lloyd

Quilt by Tori Manzi

Jim VanderNoot’s quilt

Three quilts by Ann Vanosdol, showing front and back of first one

Work by Nancy Wright




Sharing: The Farmer’s Wife 1930s Quilt Sampler Blocks

February 22, 2016

The Farmer’s Wife 1930s Quilt Sampler Blocks

Hello Everyone!  Louisa Enright here…

(Some members have said that they often have trouble knowing who is writing on a blog post, so it would be a good idea to say who you are right up front.)

The group of CQ members who are making Farmer’s Wife blocks are heading into March and the start of another 8 blocks.  Most of us have made the first 16 blocks.  We are trying to make 2 blocks a week, or 8 in a month.

The “us” so far is Becca Babb-Brott, who started this addiction, Linda Satkowski, Lynn Vermeulen, Louisa Enright, Margaret Elaine Jinno, Jane Liebler, and Paula Blanchard.

Some of us will make all; some not all, some a few.  It’s all good.

And can I tell you that we are learning so, so much–about Foundation Piecing, about fabric choices, and about each other.

I tried to save some of the pictures that are getting passed around among us, and I’m putting up what I have to date.  Note, though, that I do not have any of Margaret Elaine’s fabulous blocks.  She’s learning now how to post blocks to an email message.  Nor do I have a picture of Becca’s blocks, now set into a lovely grey Carol Friedlander fabric that is PERFECT for her fabric choices.

We will bring the blocks to the March meeting so you can see where we are now.

Meanwhile, here are totally random pictures of some of the blocks.  It’s the best I can do a this point.  Some of us are keeping the paper backings on for the moment–to preserve the bias edges; some of us are not.



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We are having fun!

Sharing: Louisa’s January 2016 Quilty Update

Sharing:  January 11, 2016

Louisa’s January 2016 Quilty Update

Hi everyone!

I hope many of you–some of you–are going to be at the January “Sit and Sew” at the Lion’s Club this Thursday, 9-3.  We had such a nice day last month.

I’m going to be working on making my “crumb” sashings again.  Having a span of time to just “play” is so fun for me.  Here are some that I did last month.  I’m going to use them around a cheddar orange block that uses some of the 4-patches I did last summer.


Margaret Elaine Jinno also showed me how she makes larger pieces of fabric “cloth” that she then cuts up into squares–and that’s fun too.

This little quilt–the second of two being made for two of my granddaughters who will be sharing a bedroom for the first time in February–is on the long arm today.


These two quilts have been a long, long haul–taking much of the fall.  I cut the top and bottom borders down to the size of the blue and purple borders–and that looks better.  This quilt uses a lot of blocks I had made from leftovers or other projects.  But I also pieced a lot of these tiny, tiny blocks.  What was I thinking!!!  The trouble we can get into by using up scraps.

The “mother ship” is growing slowly but surely.  I am officially addicted to English Paper Piecing.


Here’s the project:  Edyta Sitar’s Cover from Handfuls of Scraps.


NO!  I am NOT DOING all that applique.  Will find a nice fabric for borders instead.

I’ve done two of the Farmer’s Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt blocks over the past few days–inspired by Becca Babb-Brott’s blocks at Saturday’s meeting.  I’ve had a big “reminder learning curve” on paper piecing.

Here are “Addie” and “Aimee”–and “Aimee” is a bit distorted by the camera angle.  She’s straight.



I’m loving working with these contemporary fabrics.