Thursday, April 14, 2016

Sew Fresh Quilts in real life!

We were so thrilled to have Lorna of Sew Fresh Quilts come to our quilt guild this week! She brought a huge pile of quilts that she has designed, pieced and quilted. It was wonderful to see these quilts in real life that I had seen on the computer screen. Here are the guild members getting up close to see how Lorna makes her quilts.

Here's Lorna with her adorable Dog Gone Cute projects. She hosted a quiltalong last year to make these puppies, and the pattern is still free on her blog - click here to check it out. 
For sure I'll be making at least one pillow for my granddog for Christmas!




The room was filled with Lorna's adorable creatures, and very excited quilters itching to learn how to sew these projects. She promised to come back to our guild next year and teach us some of her techniques.


 

I really wanted to participate in Lorna's Elephant Parade  quiltalong last year but I didn't have time then. But seeing the quilt last night, my friend Sandy and I both decided that we are going to make it now. Sandy had already purchased the fabric for her version but hadn't started it yet! Now's the time! 
Here we are with Lorna.
That's Lisa of Sunlight in Winter quilts  on the left, Lorna in the middle and me on the right. I'm not really that short... I'm standing one step lower on the stage. Thanks to Scott for taking this fun photo for us!
Blogland is a wonderful place, but it's so fun to meet our quilting friends in real life too!

21 comments:

Mary said...

Yes, It's true we love meeting our Blogging friends and "famous" Quilters. I try to meet as many as my $$ will allow. Even when it means a long 'Road Trip'. Fun quilts.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Her animal quilts are adorable ; it'll be fun seeing your elephants when you start :)

KaHolly said...

Oh, how lucky! And how nice to see a picture of Lorna and of you! I swear, that woman never sleeps! Enjoyed the post! XO

Ellen said...

Sounds like you had a great time! Elephant Parade is also on my 'must make' list. :)

Kristin said...

What fun!! Can't wait to see your version of the Elephant Parade. My top is complete and it is patiently waiting to be quilted! :)

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I follow Lorna and so it makes it extra nice to see these photos. She is always so busy and now doing workshops too - great for her and glad you could see her quilts.

allthingzsewn said...

Lorna put on a very nice trunk show you you girls. I'm an admirer of Lorna's animal patterns.

Karen said...

Fox designs have been popular the last couple years. That along with owls. This designer has some nice animal designs.

Needled Mom said...

Love her designs!! One of my favorite quilts to make was her Elephant Parade.

Janet O. said...

I was not familiar with her designs, but they are very fun!
Great photo of your group at the end. : )

Cathy said...

Lorna’s coming to our guild next year in November. We’re looking forward to and. And you’re right, it’s so much fun getting to meet blogging buddies in person.

Deanna W said...

Those are some cute critters! Maybe one day my friend from blogland will come to my guild and let me do some bragging or stalking as you call it!!

Your Northern Blog Stalker!!!

Jackie J said...

It was a great meeting, Lorna is really interesting to listen too. I like the picture of all three of you.

tubakk said...

Lorna's quilts and patterns are just fantastic. I just found my Elephant Parade to finish within the next month. So nice to see a picture of you.

Lisa J. said...

Great review Kathy and great pictures as well.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

How fun!! I recently met fellow blogger Cheryl at Meadow Mist, and that was such a blast!

SarahZ said...

Oh my yes! what a treat!!!!!

Puppilalla said...

How wonderful for you to have met in person. It looks like a fun event. I am happy for you =)

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I have the Elephant parade pattern. I'll make it one of these days.

Missy Shay said...

What fun!

Lorna McMahon said...

Thank you so much, Kathy! I had a wonderful time. It was such a pleasure to meet you and your guild mates. And I really appreciate that you were willing to to share your photos. Hope we can get together again for a workshop. It would be fun to spend some time sewing together!