The Homer quilters have gotten together in an empty school parking lot every three weeks the past couple of months to catch up and show all the millions (ok, maybe just hundreds!) of projects we have all been getting done in the past few months. Some of us have been mainly finishing up some of the projects that have been stacking up in our sewing rooms and others have been tackling new projects. All I can say is I am so happy to be a quilter right now...there is no way I can EVER run out of projects to do while stuck at home! At this point, I think I could cover the whole Kenai Peninsula in quilts made from the fabric I have been collecting since I was twelve. I'm sure you all have the same “problem” though!
Here are some of the quilts that we have been showing to everyone in the past couple of months. Karrie has taken all of the pictures and it has been windy both times we have met up, of course, so she did the best she could taking pictures of the quilt tops. Those suckers really blow around in the wind! Anyway, despite the windblown effect, it was nice seeing all those quilts in natural daylight and not the florescent lights at our usual quilt group meeting space.
Elaine's bright and beautiful quilt from a pattern she bought in a guild class she attended a couple of years ago. The second one is Carol's and is from the blocks she won from the last retreat. It came out great! The third is Charlene's “Paper Cuts” quilt from an online mystery quilt.
Colleen's fun quilt with Alison Glass panels which she started at the retreat in February. Jan's quilt is from the Costa Maya guild class from last year.
Janet's really cute fox quilt and Linda's paper pieced “Darby Road.” She started it at ABI a couple of years ago and finally had the time to put it all put together and get it finished.
Lisia's quilt that she made while she was isolating in New Zealand and Ruby's beautiful winter panel scene which she spruced up with some simple quilt blocks.
Margaret did this year's mystery quilt in patriotic colors to make it a Quilt of Valor, and Patrice showed us her first ever (!!!!!) log cabin quilt!
Piama has been painting fabric and this one will go with the citrus themed summer sampler she is working on. Shirley showed her finished paper pieced “Serpentine” quilt from the Tula Pink workshop from last summer.
Wendy's Bonnie Hunter's block of the week quilt. Wow, that is a lot of small pieces!
Besides quilting, many of us have been enjoying being outside and looking at all the beautiful flowers and many beautiful plants out. Here are some of Ruby's photos from her house and the surrounding area.
Lastly, apparently this is the year to see bears! Jan sent us a photo of this bear in their yard. We also had a bear running along our fence who was scared by the tsunami siren a week or so before, so apparently our end of Homer is getting more bear action than usual!
Jan also was fortunate enough to get some great shots of bears across the bay!