Irene asked some of her friends to come and ten ladies got together for the gathering!
|The ladies who attended and showed their quilts, paintings, dolls and counted cross stitch, accompanied by Irene's Golden Retriever, called Keely|
It was fun to see many kinds of quilts and to listen to the stories of the ladies.
|Eileen with her appliqued quilts|
|Rose and Masako holding Rose's green quilt that she does not like! The rest of us liked it very much.|
|Ruth, a Nantucket basket maker, with her Holly Hobby quilt|
|Maureen, wearing her quilted jacket and holding her quilted table runner|
|Lorrie with her black and white quilt which everyone loved!|
|Lorraine with her "Goose that ate the Golden Egg"|
|Ronnie with one of her paintings|
|Irene with two of her counted cross stitch wall hangings|
A nice surprise was waiting for us. Irene asked everyone to make a quilt square for Masako using blue in it but otherwise they were free to do whatever design, size and medium that they desired.
I really liked the sandal blocks. They actually come in a set and make a flying geese pattern spreading four pieces in all directions. As Masako often travels, a goose turns to be a sandal!
|Masako with her blocks, the sandal one in the foreground.|
|The collection of blocks given to Masako|
What are you doing to make with these, Masako? We are all curious to see the finished product.