Tuesday, September 11, 2007

President's Challenge Quilts Revealed

Tonight was the first guild meeting of the season and also the night for quilters to show the finished tops/quilts made from the mystery pattern we had received in our newsletters last year. The quilt design was created by Susan Druding and can be seen here. Our guild president issued a challenge to sew the mystery quilt and bring it to the meeting tonight for viewer's choice awards. There were 10 quilts on display - 8 were queen size quilts and 2 were wallhangings. These photos are the 8 large quilts. It was great fun to look at all the quilts, see the fabric combinations used, and see how the variation in colour values change the look of the quilt design. (Sorry for the dark photos...our meeting is held in a very large room with a high ceiling - it's difficult to photograph large quilts)
There were two of us who redrafted the pattern and instead of sewing 12" blocks, we sewed 3" blocks and made wallhangings instead of the queen size quilts. And here are those two crazy quilters...our Vice President Nancy (who paper pieced her quilt!) is on the left and I am on the right.
We had a viewer's choice vote for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes, donated by our President. Check in tomorrow to see which quilts won a prize.


  1. I love show and tell.
    It is so much fun to see what everyone is working on. And that Raspberry colored one is gorgeous too.

  2. I love your resized quilt! That's something I would do, too. Our guild has had a mystery the last two years and it's always fun to see so many different looks from the same pattern when they are shown at the meeting.

  3. Kathy, I love your quilt, it looks really good. A mystery quilt sounds like a really fun thing to do...

  4. I love those quilts. What a great idea to have a mystery quilt. So many beautiful quilts. Yours is really neat in the smaller version!