Sunday, March 10, 2013

Applique at its BEST: A presentation by.....drum roll please

The North Louisiana Appli'Gators deserve a resounding cheer for their presentation to the Sunshine Chapter, North Louisiana Quilt Guild.

Here's just a sampling of the beauty we beheld:

Here, Glenda is pictured with one of her first applique projects in 1996 - her denim jacket, now adorned.

And the LA Appli'Gators banner is sharing the love with Theresa LeBlanc's rows of hearts quilt.

Glenda Worley...member of LA Applique Society

Glenda Worley, leader and coordinator of the North Louisiana Appli-Gators gave us a brief history of how the group started here in North Louisiana and through the years, how the membership has grown.  There are currently 97 chapters in the Central and South Eastern zone with 410 members.   Glenda was joined by Mary Shamblin, Jeannette Rolen, Janie Lowry, Irene Danna and Marilyn McCoy in providing an afternoon of applique show, tell and how to do it.

applique butterflies, flowers and trees

Jeannette Rolen

Is this one Mary's or Glenda's???  And why is that table and chair in the picture?  I tried very hard to nudge them out of the picture, bu they wouldn't budge!  Needle turn technique and hand quilted.

Broderie Perse Applique:  Information and history on the broderie perse applique technique.

Glenda's birdhouse applique quilt front and back.

Fruit and flower applique abounds 

To say we enjoyed each and every applique quilt would be an under-statement.  Each one was breath-taking.  Thank you. Thank you for the pleasure of your company.  

Sunday, March 3, 2013

March Quilter's Calendar

Yes comma I know it's March 3 comma 2013 semi-colon however comma I've been busy period

I thought Gene Cosentino's beautiful handmade pillow case was the perfect backdrop for our March quilter's calendar.    Yes, it's a little chilly outside, but Spring is definitely in the air.  Those little hummingbirds will be flitting  around sooner than we think  looking for nectar on our morning glory vines. 

Gene is a member and treasurer of the Piney Hills Quilt Guild in Ruston.   The guild meetings are on the second Thursday morning each month at 9:30 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 3401 No. Trenton St. AKA Hwy 167 North.  The new gym behind the church has a wonderful meeting place and kitchen where we come together for refreshments after each meeting.  Come join the fun. 

PS:  Gene quilts too and always has projects for Show & Tell.