Monday, November 1, 2010

Monthly Meeting of SSQSG

Halloween afternoon was spent in the company of some very talented women--the ladies of my Small Scale Quilt Study Group.
This pincushion was from a class offered at The Attic in Mesa, AZ.

Tamami will donate this ornament to raise funds for Breast Cancer Research through a charitable auction held at the Attic. I learned that the technique she used is called hardanger.
Kristine made us all green with envy over her stash of goodies obtained during a shopping spree at Primitive Gatherings.  And between working furiously over the last month with all the insurance claims our nationally broadcast hail storm caused, she managed to piece not one, but two broken dishes quilts and a Lori Smith quilt.
Pauline was busy with Schnibbles quilt tops.
Lin's 'Peonies' came back from the quilter...
...and she shared a few other finishes as well. 
The silly pumpkins are a Kim Diehl pattern.
Betty has been busy making ornaments, one for each of her children, their spouses and their children.
 My favorite is the little lamb for her granddaughter. 
Kathy's granddaughter will stay warm and cozy under the quilt Kathy is making for her.  
 Kathy also finished the applique on her miniature version of 'Orange Peel Quilt' by Kathy Tracy.

Last night we dined on the best fritters made with butternut squash. The recipe can be found in the October 2010 issue of Sunset magazine.  I shouldn't share it because of copyright laws, I guess, but I highly recommend it. YUM!


  1. I love all the projects your group has been working on. The lamb is my favorite ornament as well. I am curious...Could you tell me more about your "Small Scale Quilt Study Group"? I gather you make small quilts, what is the study part about? Thanks

  2. Lots of eye-candy and a fabulous afternoon with friends.

  3. What fun! Everyone did such a nice job on their projects. I particularly love the broken dishes quilt. Your dinner last night sounds yummy!

  4. Wow, your group has "wonderful" projects they have been working on! Love the "Small Scale Quilt Study Group idea. I belong to one also and love what we study and share with each other.

    That's what it's all about and of course sharing a treat or two!

    "Butternut fritters"yummmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

    Thanks for sharing! Carolyn

  5. Thanks for the great photos of your club meeting! I love "snooping" around what others are making and chit-chatting about when they get together. I have a quilt group that I love to attend once a month... I should ask if they will let me post about them as you have done. In other news, I was emailing with Tamami over the weekend to let her know I will be in Palm Springs in January... Interested in a get together there or in AZ? :o)

  6. So lovely!! Everything is so beautiful.

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  8. Wonderful eye candy. What a talented group... and fritters? mmmmm

  9. Your SSQSG members are all very talented!!! I love working on hardanger - it's my favorite even-weave fabric. I especially like the Schnibbles quilts - guess I will have to break down and buy the book. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Your group has made beautiful things.


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