Until the next quilt

Bella Sophia

Monday, March 1, 2010

Quilter of the Week

Quilter of the week..............who is it this time?  Andree! who will be helping 6 girls at an upcoming class on hand quilting.

I got to know Andree when our Guild held their first President's Challenge.  The night we were to reveal the winners Andree said to me..........."I can't wait to see who won."  This lady was so surprised when we announced her name...................this was one of the winning pieces of work. (There were two others.) I wish I could post the actual piece of work and not a photo.  It is beautiful.  Hand appliqued and hand quilted. It is called Spring Showers and was completed in 2007 for the challenge in 2008. 

This piece of work hangs between the living-room and hallway in Andree's house.  When you go around  the corner there is the most wonderful piece of artwork and I love it!  Andree is not only a quilter but an artist.  Look at this.............Isn't this just fantastic?

I'm sorry the photo is a bit dark.......I tried the flash but it bounced off the work.


Andree showed this next piece of work at the Mississauge Quilters Guild Quilt Show.  It not only won members' choice but also viewers' choice...I think you can see why.

and a close-up
After we had taken a few photos upstairs we went down the steps to Andree's wonderful sewing space.  On the floor is another work in progresss.  When completed this piece will be called Challenge Star and it is from the book Mirror Manipulation by Gail Valentine.

I can't wait to see this one completed.

This piece is called "Rhapsody" and Andree worked on it in 2007.  It is from a book by Louise Vandyke.  This is entirely hand quilted.

Stunning, isn't it?
Can you hand quilt and machine quilt on the same quilt?  Yes you can!!!

Andree did all the hand quilting on this piece that we are calling "Bear Paw Star".  Irene of Braynewaves did the machine quilting. 

This is the final piece.  You leave the best to last, don't you.

Andree showed this quilt at our last guild meeting.  Those that weren't there missed a beauty.  Andree did all the hand applique.  It was machine quilted.

Thank you, Andree. 

by Maya Angelou

"Sometimes a small thing you do can mean everything in another person's life. When you learn, teach. When you get, give."

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