Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A Goodbye gift

When I lived in Walnut Creek, Ca, I was part of a wonderful group called “The Wednesday Group” at ThimbleCreek Quilt Shop.  The group consisted of enormously talented gals who were always willing to share their talents and knowledge with everyone.  I knew when we made the decision to leave Calif that I would really miss them.

On my last Wednesday there, they surprised me with a luncheon and these gorgeous friendship blocks.  

Anne Sutton and Verna Mosquera organized the party and the block instructions which were:  Blocks should be red/green applique’d hearts. 

These are a few of them.   

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Both of these were made by Anne before she started designing.   Looks like she’s always had that talent. 

007  Verna made this one.   She taught me how to applique and I certainly thank her for that.  She’s a fabulous teacher and her work is absolutely beautiful. 

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This one was made by Denise Sheehan.    Again, another friend who has since become a published designer.   (Looks like I wasn’t drinking the same water they were! LOL)

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Margaret Peters, who has since passed away from breast cancer, made this one.   She and Anne published a book together, “Country Quilts for Friends”.

And here are a few more blocks.  

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Made by Kris Schneiders.

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Lynne Todoroff

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Shirley May

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Shari Maldonado

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and Bobbie Ball. 

And here’s how I put it all together.

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It was hard to get a good picture because of where I have it hanging, but you can see all the beautiful blocks and how great they all look when put together.   Thanks ladies,  I think of you all often. 

30 comments:

Lorraine said...

Oh Anne....how special is that quilt....wonderful memories stitched into every block....!

Janet said...

That's a wonderfully special quilt. The blocks are lovely.
I reciecved one from my group when I moved and it has special messages written on it. It brings back lovely memories just like your one does.

Carol said...

What an amazing quilt...all those good memories stitched together.

Kathie said...

oh how nice, what a wonderful way to remember your friends.
LOVE the blocks ! Glad you have it hanging so you can enjoy it everyday.

Crispy said...

OMGosh Anne, that is just beautiful!! What a lucky lady you are to have such wonderful friends.

Crispy

Stephanie said...

What a very special goodbye gift that I'm sure holds very special memories!

Karen said...

That is definitely a special quilt. So many different heart blocks. Such creative people. And all the good memories.

Darlene said...

What a beautiful keepsake! I can well imagine all the memories you made with these talented friends.

jabeybaby said...

Beautiful! What a special quilt!

Kaaren said...

What a wonderful keepsake and much better than a photograph...it just gets better with age and the more wrinkles the better.

Thanks for sharing, Anne.

Denise said...

You were such a special part of our group -- we still miss you!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

My goodness what a beautiful quilt and so special, great memories:)
Rondell

Anonymous said...

What a heartfelt gift. That is sweet.

Candace said...

What a treasure, Anne! You're so fortunate to be a part of such a wonderfully talented group of friends! Thanks for sharing! (Did you post from your new netbook?)
Cheers!

Libby said...

What special friends *s*

Sue said...

Those are some gorgeous blocks! I'll bet you miss your buddies. My quilting buddies have all gone back to work! I can't figure that one out as it's 'sew' much nicer to stay home and quilt!
Thanks for sharing such wonderful blocks with us!

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

What a beautiful friendship quilt. All the blocks are so lovely :o)

Sherri said...

Gorgeous quilt...and each block is amazing! I'd say you were drinking the same water--your quilts are fabulous!

Kris said...

Those are gorgeous! When did you leave CAlif? Where did you move to?

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What an awesome quilt and great memories! And actually, you are equally talented at applique.

Thimbleanna said...

What a wonderful quilt. Those kinds of quilts -- the ones with memories -- are my favorite!

Cristina said...

FANTASTICA!!!!!!!!!!!
un bacio
cri

Yvonne said...

Wow....that is really special. You are one lucky lady and it's obvious they thought you were pretty special too.

Janet said...

What a great quilt! I love the variety in the blocks. What a wonderful gift.

Betweens said...

Wow what a great quilt with lots of great memories..you did a great job pulling them all together to make your memory quilt. thanks for sharing

MARCIE said...

Really fun and creative blocks! And what a wonderful memory quilt!

Jodi@SimplyThisThat n.. said...

Those blocks are fabulous! And the end result is just as. Wow. ooxx`jodi

Rachel said...

That is gorgeous! The blocks are all so beautiful and the way you put it together is stunning. What a special project!

Bia Cardeal said...

That's a worderful quilt!! Congratulations!! I love appliqué so much!!!
Visit my blog too:
www.mariaretalho.blogspot.com

Bia Cardeal
from Brazil

Molly @ Star Cottage said...

What an incredible quilt. Beautiful memories. Fabulous talent. Wow!
Blessings,
Molly