The Joy of Quilting
Sometimes we get an opportunity to do something that is just plain fun.
This was the case last month when I had the privilege to custom quilt a t-shirt quilt to honor a special person who has been instrumental in providing a sense of 'community' to our small town of Hailey and the Wood River Valley in southern Idaho for more than three decades.
|Collage of the Northern Rockies Fold Festival Quilt 2014|
We've lived in the valley for 31 years, and haven't missed too many of these summer outdoor concerts. But, being about the same age as I am, PK had gotten tired of this exhausting volunteer effort, and so decided to step down as director. When PK's wife, Cheryl (a quilty friend I've gotten to know through our quilt guild), asked me if I'd be interested in quilting up this t-shirt quilt which she was making for PK to commemorate his many years of service, I was tickled to help out!
|Unveiling of the NRFF Quilt|
|An emotional presentation of the quilt by PK's son.|
I tried to match the quilting with the theme of the t-shirt logo. Each year had a different logo, so each block is different.
With all these different quilt blocks, I ended up changing thread colors about six or seven times - whew!
This is a shot of my free-hand quilting of a treble clef and a musical note. I added these all around the outside border.
|PK took to his quilt right away!|
Remembering to always quilt with a BIG smile!
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