Thursday, March 08, 2007

Two weeks of busy crafting

I brought my camera 2 weeks ago to our Minerva's meeting and didn't have time to post about what we did that Sunday. Then again we met this past Sunday and we had more crafting, showing, eating and chit chatting.
Two weeks ago we had to meet outside of one of our commons room because there was a party going on inside. It turned out really nice. The breeze was blowing and it was refreshing to be outside talking about crafts. Then the rain made an attempt to show up but only by the time we had to leave anyways, so it turned out to be a wonderful afternoon.

Teri showed us her quilt made out of pieces of patchwork made by her students, donated by them and created finally by her. She is having some large figures appliqued on top of a patchwork background. Really beautiful.

Michelle came with her monster quilt. It looks like we learn something from that quilt every week. Really inspiring.

And this week Clara was our teacher. She took a class about how to make diamond quilts or star quilts, those classical beacutiful quilts that have so many possibilities. I had tried to work with this diamonds in the past and now I realize that I was using prehistoric methods to cut the pieces and even to design the diamonds. It is so much easier when you know how to use the ruler!!!

This past Sunday we met again, but this time in the indoor commons room. We were a lot of women, and some children. Some (mine) looked like they had taken a wisky right before the meeting, really hyper.
I think Camila was the most productive of all. Not only she had already cut all her fabrics that she bought the other week in Trenton but she had also sewn them together forming this amazing looking quilt!

She had formerly made another quilt when she first started in this "business" that was using the log cabin design and it looks this pretty:

She said she was going to use the black patchwork for the back of this other quilt, that way she doesn't have two huge quilts to bring back to Brazil.
Yanina was getting ready for her trip back to her country next week and she brought the fish quilt she made for her niece. Amazing right? even better when you look at the actual patterns of the fabrics, all full of cute fish....

This week was very special too. Just a few days earlier it had been Pilar's birthday. We wanted to let her know that this was a great day and that we didn't forget. We all signed a wonderful Denyse Schmidt style but Claudia-creation fabric card to let her know what an special person she was and how happy we all were to share some goodies with her and all the other members of Minerva's circle. Claudia was our master of ceremonies.

And here is the birthday girl. Happy birthday Pilar!

1 comment:

Pilar said...

La tarjeta con todos los saludos de ustedes (Minerva's circle) sera un recuerdo muy especial. Los cumpleannos celebrados con buenas amigas son mucho mas entretenidos, Michas gracias!!!