|Fascinating photo quilt|
|My sister and friends sewing as we sail|
There were two wonderful programs on scrap quilting. Katherine really excited us all with her "organizing your scraps" program. Made me want to organize my sewing world...right now it is overwhelming, but she made it feel possible. In essence, fabric organizing has 3 steps. 1. Sort your quilt scraps by size; 2. Keep scraps orderly with boxes, bins, baskets, or tins; 3. Iron every scrap you save. This saves time and energy, makes it feel like you have a precut kit. One of the most common resources is Gayle Bong's book S is for Scraps.
A few scrap quilts from that meeting.
|Nancy's scrappy stars|
|The group as we sew the "deconstructed 16 patch"|
|Nancy showing Linda the cutting|
Nancy had her own mimi quilt show of quilts strictly from scraps. Linda brought several of her mother's and grandmother's quilt to show. One double wedding ring had been partially hand pieced. Each of the quilts were pieces of art...albeit functional pieces of art. Okay, folks, let's get scrapping.