I have to say that this event was suppose to have taken place last month, but either way it was wonderful.
Let me start at the beginning. A year ago last month, a good friend of mine, Debbie, came to a Saturday sew day with this wonderful block that she'd made from the pattern called "911 Quilt" by Laundry Basket Designs. It's a wonderful quilt, but not for a beginner by any means. Well, the more people that looked at this pattern, the more interest it drew. Debbie and I got our brains going, thinking about how to make it easier. Well, we have an Accuquilt Dye Cut Machine in the shop and I decided to call the company to see how much it would be to have the curved pieces made. So when others found out that we could dye cut the curved pieces, they were interested also. The arcs are paper pieced. So, we decided to make it a fabric swap and then each individual could come in and cut their blocks. So as it turned out, we had 25 people doing the fabric swap.
This also got our brains thinking. Not always a good thing, if you know what I mean. Being that a year from then would be the 10th anniversary of the 911 event, we decided to have a 911 Quilt day. It was going to be on 9/11, but the weekend didn't work out for the shop. So instead we had it yesterday. It was sunny, but very windy, so I had quite a time keeping them all on the clothesline. Any customers that came to the shop yesterday had the chance to vote on the quilts. We had votes for "Best of Show", "Best Creativity", "Best Workmanship", and "Best UFO". Here are a few pics.
And to all the others that may have or not have finished their 911 Quilts (I'm one of those), better luck next time, we wished you could have joined us.
Till Next Time, PJR