Friday, May 29, 2015

Friday Finishes & Libby Smith Coming to our guild to lecture and teach

 Quite a few quilts have gone home since my last Friday Finishes post. 
 This is a nap quilt made by my customer, Kelly.  Her father lives in Florida and covers up with a beach towel for his afternoon snooze.  He will now have this snazzy safari quilt to snuggle under. 
If dad gets a quilt, then mom needs one also.  Mom's quilt is lady-like with a floral print and rose garden quilting. 

My customer, Stephanie, made this cute sewing themed quilt.  I found an adorable thimble quilting pattern for it. 

This is another of Stephanie's creations.  Love the warm yellow and gray prints. 
This is Stephanie's star quilt.  This one is about queen size.  Its quilted with YLI confetti thread. 

This tumbler lap quilt was made by Gloria. 

This lovely gold winter quilt went home and I forgot to get a full picture.  It turned out so good using gold Glide thread and a simple snowflake pattern.
This is my own quilt that is ready to come off the quilt machine.
This is a t-shirt quilt by Joan.  Joan appliqued the t-shirts to the whole clothe quilt instead of using sashing.  We used a simple meader allover the quilt top. 
 I am excited to announce that Libby Smith will becoming to Princeton, IL, to give her trunk show on Stenciled Quilts on Friday, June 5th at 7pm at the Evangelical Covenant Church on South Main St.
On Saturday, she will be teaching the Log Cabin Star Table Topper from Not Your Grandmother's Log Cabin book.  Libby is a certified Marci Baker instructor and we are excited to have her share her quilt stories.  If you are interested in joining us the class fee is $25.  You may email me for further information at  I'm so excited about this class.  I have completed a tumbling blocks quilt in the past and love the quilt on the front of the book.  I am looking forward to learning the technique on the Log Cabin Star Table Runner before attempted a bed-size quilt.
Libby will also be teaching at Susan's Calico Creations in Fulton, IL, on Sunday, June 7th.  At Susan's she will be teaching Fireworks, another pattern from Not Your Grandmother's Log Cabin book.  You contact Susan to join her class at 815-589- 2221 or email at
Yours in quilting,


  1. Trunk show is a little over the top -- it's a slide show, but still not to be missed!
    Libby Smith

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    1. Can't wait to meet you and take your class. Safe travels to Illinois!

  3. So much to see, I think the yellow and grey is my favorite out of this batch.