Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Jo Club Day

Today was Jo Club at the Plain and Simple Quilt Shop in Apex, NC. Fellow blogger Karen and I met in person. She is on the left and I'm on the right. The chit chat among the group was quite fun when the talk turned to blogging. Apparently a few lurkers were at the meeting! Too Funny!! Marcie, your name was also mentioned at some point when the new line of Jo fabrics was shown; it reminded them of your new free quilt pattern colors. For those who haven't a clue about this wonderful free pattern please click on Marcie's name and it will take you right on over to visit her blog.

Here are photos of the day.




Such a sweet number.

OMG...this one above....can I have it please? Wonder if she was one of my lurkers?


Fun use of hourglass blocks.


Loved this one too!


Last year's Jo Club finish. Even better in person!


The gal who made this quilt says it was a group effort. The quilt is being presented to their friend who has ovarian cancer. The quilt is just beautiful. It's a wonderful gift of friendship.







36 comments:

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

My heart just skipped a few beats! These are incredible quilts, thanks for the "Jo Show"!

*karendianne. said...

Golly gee I'm really distracted now! This is such fun, Mary. Thank you for taking all these photos and sharing. I truly enjoyed this.

Catherine said...

Those are gorgeous. Love, love, love the basket quilts!!

Jane said...

Mary! I no longer lurk! I'll sign up as a follower. Today was such fun at the shop. Love all your quilts. See you next month.

Barb said...

Thanks for showing all the quilts, they were wonderful!!

Millie said...

Wow, Mary! It sure looks like a nice day with wonderful quilters. Thank you for a great show and tell and for sharing the link too.

Carol said...

What absolutely amazing show and tell...thank you so much for sharing with us.

Julia said...

All beautiful quilts Mary...I want one of each!...I love the baskets.
I'm waiting for a pattern called "Baskets for Besty" to arrive..
Julia ♥

Lurline said...

Just lovely - and very inspirational!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Karen said...

Good that you got to meet a fellow blogger. A very nice picture of the two of you.
Those Jo quilts are so good. And, of course, you want at least one of them for your own! A girl can dream, huh?

Carol said...

How nice that you and Karen were able to meet in person. Love the Jo quilts.

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

Wonderful Jo quilts, looks like you have a fun group.
I love seeing all the different fabric choices for the patterns.

Behind My Picket Fence said...

What great show & tell! Jo Morton has really changed quilting with her repro fabrics and especially her miniatures. I rarely do a full size quilt anymore. Keep us posted on the Jo's club.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh wow, I wish there was a Jo Club in my area. These are beautiful I love the basket quilt. Great fabric selections.

MARCIE said...

I always love to see quilts from Little Women clubs! They are all wonderful! Now I need to look up Jo's new fabric line. We don't get all her stuff in the LQS here. Thanks for the bloggers you are sending my way!

Needled Mom said...

Wonderful quilts. I love them all, but the one for a friend going through such tough times is so touching.

Kim said...

Oh you lucky lucky girls! What a fun and special time. Gorgeous quilts. Wow! Funny about the lurkers, too.

QuiltSue said...

There are some wonderful quilts there. Thanks for the show.

Janet said...

I loved seeing the quilts, aren't they wonderful!

Kaaren said...

I'll take one of each, please.

They are all gorgeous and thanks for sharing. Mary. Lots of inspiration there.

Libby said...

What a fun day and a wonderful quilt show for us - thank you so much *s*

andsewon said...

Oh my goodness they are beautiful Mary!!!
Thanks for sharing!! I wish I had a tiny bit of that kind of talent!!
Nice to 'see' you all...such fun to meet a bloggy pal!!

Well now seems Marcie is near me out in VA Beach, not that I get that way often.
Thanks for her link!!

Cindy said...

My goodness, you must really enjoy going to Jo Club Day. Just a bundle of fabulous quilts to gaze upon. What a treat to be able to look at such wonderful quilts.

onlymehere said...

These quilts are just beautiful. I especially loved the "group effort" for the friend with ovarian cancer. What love must be sewn in there! Cindy

Judy said...

Wow Mary. nothing better than a day of JO!

Wendy said...

I can see why you join the club this year. Those quilts are amazing, even better to see them in person.

Carrie P. said...

Great quilts. I wish I lived closer. How long does it take you and did you just join the Jo club.
I have been reading Karen blog for a little while now. It is fun to meet fellow bloggers.

Candace said...

How great that you and Karen were able to meet, Mary! I want every single one of those quilts - my list grows and grows!
Cheers!

Dawn said...

I love show and tell at the Jo Club meetings! So many gorgeous things and seeing how everyone made the pattern their own. You have a great group there!

Connie W said...

Lots of great quilts there! :)

Shakerwood Primitives said...

Oh, how I wish I could have gone! What a miserable day of work it was yesterday. And sssoooo long. I treated myself to 5 hours of quilting time last night when I got home. That made me feel better!

Karen said...

It was really great getting to meet you! I look forward to seeing you at next months meeting.
You took some really good pictures. That one member brought in a lot of yummy quilts to look at. I was quite impressed with her work!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

All of the quilts are so gorgeous! What a fun day! And that's so funny about meeting your lurkers in person. Thanks so much for sharing the pictures -- they're great!

Teresa said...

What a wonderful quilt you show in your previous post - the buttons are just perfect. Thanks for sharing the pictues of the quilts from your meeting - all are so pretty. How fun to meet some of the lurkers to your blog too.

Lynn said...

I didn't realize how close we are - I stopped in that day during the meeting - to buy some ric-rac. They are some beautiful quilts - now I'm sorry I didn't peek in.

rebecca said...

Just found your blog. I really love it. I am a "Jo" girl as well in Iowa. I love seeing other "Jo club" quilts. Always beautiful.