Thursday, July 26, 2012

Hidden Stitches Summer Luncheon

Summer Luncheon, had me a blast....
Summer Luncheon, happened so fast....
Met a bolt cute as can be.....
We were adventurous in July and really shook up our routine!  Our group is very fortunate to have a quilt appraiser amongst us with a love of antique quilts.  So our July meeting took place at her beautiful home where she and a friend catered a lovely lunch for us as well.  
Our short and sweet business meeting so we could get on to the food!
As Mary and Brenda prepared lunch, everyone was greeted by Toddy who also gave home tours.....we couldn't wait to see Brenda's brand new sewing studio that her husband is building for her!  A brief meeting was conducted by Robin that mostly consisted of seeing the beautiful Opportunity Quilt blocks and borders (some now quilted) and the blocks for the Educational quilt.  Questions about how to quilt the Educational quilt will be addressed at the August meeting.

Lunch was a wonderful array of quiche, shrimp and pasta salad, greek tomato salad, Brenda's personally canned beets (YUM), and tasty desserts (chocolate cake, mint cookies, lemon bars).  As if that weren't enough, we topped it all off with an ice cream sundae bar:)))

After lunch we were treated to a bed turning of Brenda's personal stash!
Grandmother's Flower Garden circa 1930

GFG Detail

H'mong Summer quilt

H'mong detail

The quilts were beautiful and it was good to be able to ask the expert about fabric and batting choices of the era.
We got to see first quilts and antique quilts.  There isn't a photo of the Hummingbird quilt behind the kitty but trust me it was spectacular!
Of course, I was in love with this poppy quilt!!! It is so invigorating.

Our door prizes were won by Eleanor and Joan and our birthday FQs went to Pauline and Barb H.

If you think the excitement stopped there, OH NO!  We then loaded into our cars and all 7 caravaned to a couple of quilt shops that Brenda had called ahead to warn:)
Nana's Quilt Shop really went above and beyond for us with bags of goodies, a door prize, and a discount.
Quilts on Plum Lane was an adorable little shop with a very friendly staff.
It was a wonderful way to spend the day, eating and chatting and going fabric shopping with friends...MY Favorite!!