Last weekend (2/27 & 2/28) Rachel and I attended (via Zoom) three study centers that were being offered by AQSG. In 1998 we went to Sturbridge Village for our first seminar so when we saw Lynne Bassett's session, "Northern Comfort--22 Years Later" we signed up. And when each of us opened our Northern Comfort book this is what we found. . .
A pic of me . . .
. . . and one of Rachel. Who knew?? Never even gave it a thought after all these years.
During the powerpoint presentations I took some pics :)
Natalie and Rita were also with us and we all obsessed over this quilt in the exhibit. We spent nearly every spare minute drafting measurements on paper napkins :) My attempt at reproducing it was quite unsuccessful mainly due to that blue border but I made some adjustments and finally finished it. You can read about it here. Natalie and I both purchased the same fabric for the alternate strips. Rita finished hers but I don't have a pic and Rachel still has her fabrics stashed away :)
A detail of that quilt.
The next session we attended was Sandra Starley's "It's All About the Fabrics". Sandra has a wonderful collection of antique quilts and this fantastic inked design appeared in one of them.
This is such an unusual pattern. Have you ever seen it before?
The last session was Anita Loscalzo's "Prussian Blue." This fabric . . .
. . . appears in the President's Medallion quilt in our NJ book. Take another look if you have a minute. It's on page 222.
Some examples of Prussian blue--my favorite color! Note the leafy quilting designs in the blocks on the right.
This really spoke to me! Love the warm scrappy feel with pops of Prussian blue.
All in all we enjoyed every session we attended and would encourage you to join in the next time AQSG offers virtual study centers. So easy and no travel involved :)
On another note . . .
I was thrilled to be a winner of Kyle's (Timeless Reflections blog) give-away! This beautifully-made bag is perfect for all kinds of "quilty" projects. There was even an extra goodie tucked inside :) Thank you so much, Kyle! See how she does it here and here. Enjoy!
It's going to be spring-like for the next few days. Time to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine!
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