11/04/2011

Blustery Day / Wonderful eBooks / Show and Tell

The weather outside at 6am is so uncharacteristically blustery and delightful; wish I could be out in it today. I woke up to an email from the ebook purchaser at the Atlanta-Fulton County Public Library saying that she had purchased books from the list I emailed her and that they were already available! I instantly checked out three. Thank you, D.M., what a wonderful gift!


Wonderful show and tell from last night's Prairie Women. Here are just a few of Becky B.'s incredible BB CW blocks:





The beginning of a wonderful quilt by Becky:


Oh, I wish you could hear the wind blow outside. This is SO not Georgia :-) . Still more lush Show and Tell:







And now. Our group leader, Muriel P., was giving one of her Women in History talks to a quilt guild in Gwinnett County. A woman came up afterwards and gave her an enormous stack of antique quilt tops! Please excuse my poor photos but you can get the gist of the tops anyway:

very large Ohio stars...

the best of the lot, a very early "dressmaker's scraps" type of quilt top. Unfortunately, you can't see how interesting so many of the prints are:









Aren't they beautiful. And finally, our project for next month, should we choose to accept it lol:

9 comments:

Celia said...

lovely quilts. Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

What a wonderful photo laden post. There is a single applique block in the post and then the piece at the end for next month. Are they wool applique or cottons? It is hard to tell from the pictures. Anyhow, they are wonderful.

Betty Lou said...

Wonderful quilts and blocks, there are some very talented women in your group.

Susie said...

Great post............and I love those old quilt tops. That Ohio Star is talking to me.....

MARCIE said...

Oh wow! What awesome old quilt tops! What a wonderful gift! And I love seeing all the projects and beautiful blocks! Inspiring!

Libby said...

As always a fab show and tell. Our library just started checking out ebooks *woo hoo* Time to go update my library card . . . . yeah - I never surrendered it when we moved away *s*

Lori said...

I always enjoy your show and tell.

Nice lots of tops!!

Kathie said...

always love these posts after your meeting!
what fun, how lucky is she, great quilts, I hope to buy an antique quilt top some day and hand quilt it myself.
love the next project you will be doing it right!
you must :_
Kathie

Barb said...

thanks for the show and tell!
that postage stamp is incredible