Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Sewing Day!

This past Saturday, the Des Moines Modern Quilt Guild had a sewing day and it was a lot of fun.  Not Alot of fun....that's this guy:
Actually, this is Alot of stitches. 
Some of you may be saying "Huh?  Why did she make that ugly animal thing?  I don't get it."  I was inspired to make this from this funny post. 

Anyway, the sewing day!

I got there at about 8:00am and helped set up as people gradually arrived.  Counting all people who came to participate, I would guess maybe there were around 16-18 total.  I wish I had taken more pictures, but I was really wanting to get stuff done. 

I did finish this tote with the feather blocks.

I quilted the empty space to look like another feather.
I also finished the first two blocks for the Sister's 10 Block of the Month at Gen X Quilters.

Again, I wish I had gotten up and taken pictures of the stuff people were working on because there were some really cool projects.  Here are a few photos I did take:
Sherry was working on an idea of her own with various shapes.

Leila, who provided the sewing space, worked on lots of things, but here are a couple of pillows she made for her living room.

Penny worked on blocks with pinwheels and stripes and blues and greens and maybe a lot more work than they originally seemed. :)

Tricia had a pretty and colorful bunch of fabric she was sewing together.  I'm looking forward to seeing what she makes.

Doris made an ironing board cover and happened to find that cute chair pincushion in matching fabric on a quick run to JoAnn's in the middle of the day.  She also worked on quilting a really cool table runner.

Dawn was working on something she started something like 5 years ago.  I admire her for jumping back in with it and working on it!

It was pretty chilly in the room all day, so Crystal borrowed her granny's warm shirt, complete with sparkly bling. :) 

Crystal was working on her Weekender bag.  I love it and I think it will be a really cool bag when she's done. 
 At one point I asked the group if we should have more sewing days and the room resounded with "YES!!!", so we're hoping to do one each quarter.  I really like these ladies.  They all bring different skills and personalities and tastes to the group.  They challenge me to try new things and make me smile with quick witted jokes or stories of their lives.  I'm so glad I've found this group and look forward to knowing them more. 


  1. Oh, how nice it is to see all of you together. What?! No group picture? It's great to see the projects and happy faces of people I know. It would have been SO wonderful to be with you! I haven't sewn or retreated with anyone for more than a year, so I'm really missing my regular quilting friends. Love your feather tote, by the way. Good job having lots of fun! Keep up the good work!

  2. Yea for Sewing Day! I had soooooo much fun! Totally re-post this to the group's blog!
    And I learned how to turn on the heat and learned the internet password so we will be set for next time. :)


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