A member of our guild died suddenly a few years ago. Among her posessions was an absolute mountain of quilting fabric. Trust me-- it's more than enough to open a shop. If I see a fabric I really like, I might buy a yard of it. If Mary saw a fabric she liked, she bought THE BOLT.
She had very particular taste in fabric. Namely, dark. The darker the better. And since she started collecting fabric in the late 1970s, alot of what she left looks like this:
So what to do with all this fabric? Make quilts, of course! We take a Sunday every few months and bring our sewing machines to Jackie's to spend the day making charity quilts. It's a terrific way to spend the day, as it was today on a dark and rainy summer day.
We started by basting several quilts.
There were four quilts basted in all today. (That's alot of crawling around on the floor, even though most of the quilts are lap sized).
Then, it was time to get out the sewing machines. Jackie has a long dining room table that can fit a bunch of sewing machines.
Of course, one must keep one's strength up for all the work involved. A lunch break with cake is an important component of any Quilt Day. Thanks to Kathie for bringing cake!