Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Jo Club Day

Gorgeous right? This is my friend Shirley's quilt. She has hand pieced this beauty. She plans to use the Big Stitch for the quilting. She has a curved diamond design planned for that open gold area. What do you suggest for the triangles within the triangles? She wants this quilt hand quilted. Give us suggestions please. Thanks!!



This is a project that our Jo club is working on this next month. This quilt house is actually from "Little Quilts" book. We will be using 1.5" strips from our Jo stash. This is the shop sample.

Another wonderful apple core all hand pieced and hand quilted. Love it! I never did make mine.


Drumroll please......Plain and Simple Quilt Shop in Apex, NC will be in the May issue of Quilt Shop Sampler Magazine. The quilt below is the quilt submitted. For those of you who love embroidered blocks will really like this one! I just know it!

The quilt below is another shop original. I believe she said she teaches bias in this workshop.


Here is another quilt shared by the shop owner. She made it several years ago but still a wonderful number with all those homespuns.


Today I met a fellow blogger who happened to be at the quilt shop. I enjoyed chatting with you Lynn.
Lastly, be sure to check out the Thistledown's giveaway on my side bar.

51 comments:

Sherrill said...

OMG!!! I LOVE Shirley's quilt! Is it her design or a pattern. I WANT THAT QUILT! LOL No clue on quilting suggestions..not my forte! :-(

Joyful Quilter said...

All the quilts are beautiful, but I'm in love with Shirley's. For the quilting in the stars...To let the pattern stand out, I'd be tempted to leave it very simple, maybe a 1/4 inch echo to the seams (does that make since).

Rita said...

Beautiful quilts but Shirley's is over the top! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!! She has a true work of art there.

Barb said...

Oh wow....I totally loved all of those quilts...

Pat said...

I, too, think a simple echo within the small triangles will be sufficient. Lovely things you have shown here today. Can you believe I still have not seen any Jo Morton "stuff" in person? If it wasn't for you, I'd never have heard of Jo!!!

Karen said...

Oh, Mary! Shirley's quilt is just wonderful! Super wonderful. I am drooling as I type.

Catsngrams said...

What beautiful quilts. So much talent. Sooooo much work.

soggibottom said...

Very impressed !
Want to take them all home...
Want them all full stop x x x

Carol said...

Nice quilt show. I think the Houses is my favorite. You always have fun at Jo Club Day. Did you find anything in the quilt store that you couldn't live without?

Little Lady Patchwork said...

All of those women are so talented and inspiring!

Sue-Anne said...

Great post, all the quilts are beautiful. Sorry I can't help with quilting suggestions, if it is not in a straight line, I go for machine quilting.

I adore that apple core quilt. I will have to make one some day.

Joanne said...

WOW!! So many beautiful quilts! Thanks for sharing!♥

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Oh, what fun you must have had today! All the quilts are "you" quilts, too. Shirley's quilt is quite stunning. I'll have to tell you sometime about my apple core quilt and the "zingers."

Gypsy Quilter said...

Wow, what lovely quilts, and I'm amazed at the first one. Simply awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Shelley said...

Wow, some very awesome quilts there, but Shirley's is absolutely gorgeous!

Karen said...

What a full post and so many pretties. I would suggest an offset triangle in the little triangles. Kind of like an echo of the shape, but not exactly an outline. The angel quilt brings back many happy memories for me. Tell Shirley, job well done.

Allyson said...

Mary, I love it when you post photos from Jo Club. Such beautiful quilts to drool over. I'll bet it's a fun group to be a part of.

AnnieO said...

How breathtaking that quilt is already--I can only imagine how much more gorgeous it will be hand quilted. My suggestion would just be to keep it simple with some kind of geometric shape, maybe a circle? Hard to tell how big the blocks are tho.

Lots of pretty pics today, love it!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Incredible quilts, thanks for sharing. Way to go, P&S... YAY!

ana s. said...

Used to live in Apex. Left in 2000. Wish I was there to enjoy this lovely shop. I will have to get this magazine.

Fiesta said...

Mary they are all great! Definetly alot of talent displayed. Thank you for sharing.

Kathie said...

I am in awe of Shirleys quilt
WOW......is it her own pattern, please I may need to add this to my list of quilts to make, yes I could use my stash :)
LOL
great quilts, love the little houses too
I have a thing about house quilts
always love visiting your blog, you post amazing quilts!
Kathie

Taryn said...

Lots of great pictures today! Thanks for sharing them. The house quilt project looks like a lot of fun.

Karen said...

Wowowwie!! Gorgeous,! Fantastic!! Shirley did this??!!! Whoa! I sure am missing out this time. I absolutely love Shirley's quilt!! Hand quilting is a must for this one. I think if she just echo quilts the triangles at 1/4 or 3/8 of an inch in. It would be great. I would have to see it up close and real to make a definite decision. It is really beautiful! Tell her I said so!! Where or what pattern is this that she used?

The quilt house project looks really cute! I would have done this one. More apple cores....I'm at a current stand still with mine, no time... I need to get off the computer... Then I'd have more time. LOL

Isn't it wonderful that Plain and Simple is going to be in the May issue of Quilt Sampler!! It is a well deserved honor. She works very hard and has a wonderful little shop!!

So you met Lynn!! How fun!! (No picture?) Mary it looks like I missed a fun time!! Oh well maybe next session I will be able to rejoin. :0)

Lori said...

So much eye candy!! Shirley's quilt is fantastic!!! Hand quilting will really be wonderful.
I've always loved the little house quilt and the apple core quilt. Thanks for the great show and tell:)

Lynn said...

What a stunning quilt by Shirley. I'm looking forward to seeing how she quilts it. I enjoyed meeting you also. I'm a little ashamed to be caught lurking around quilt shops in my free time.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Those are some awesome quilts!! I love your friends!! That is soooooo pretty. Love the colors.

Barb said...

what great eye candy today! I'm trying to catch up on blogs today and this one is a winner! Thanks for the beautiful post.

Sharon said...

WOW! I can't imagine how much time it took to make Shirly's gorgeous quilt! Thanks for sharing all of the other fantastic projects...so much talent!

JayTee said...

I love your blog. all the quilts are beautiful...I would like to know where you found the Bless My Online Friends Mouse???

call me crazy said...

Wow, awesome quilts! I love your friend's quilt! How big are the blocks? I wouldn't stitch in all the small triangles, maybe just the light ones.. Thanks for the great eye candy!

Darlene said...

Shirley's quilt is beautiful. Oh I can't wait for the Sampler issue - that embroidered quilt appears to be right up my alley. :-)

Sherri said...

Love all of these...the Jo Club has some wonderful projects and always terrific show and tell!

Mary said...

Shirley's quilt is absolutely beautiful! I say simple quilting only on the piecework. What wonderful inspiration at your club meeting!

Janet said...

Your friend Shirley's quilt is AMAZING! It will be wonderful quilted by hand - I don't have any ideas though. I sure like the heart project - it does look great in homespuns.

Kaaren said...

Oooooh, that's my favorite magazine and I love quilts with embroidery. I can't wait to see it!

I too love Shirley's quilt, especially the colors. Heck, they're all beautiful, Mary!

Libby said...

I covet 'Friend Shirley's quilt!

Shakerwood said...

Some how, some day I am going to make it up their for a Jo Club Day......even just as an observer. I just love the show and tell !!

WoolenSails said...

Gorgeous quilts, love the fabric choices and designs.

Debbie

Kim said...

Shirley does the best quilts! Sorry, but I am no help in the how to quilt it department...I am waiting to see how she finishes it so I can learn something new. :-D What a nice club to belong to and that shop looks like home!

Carrie P. said...

Wowee, they are all fabulous. I can't wait to see the quilt in the magazine when it comes out. Hurry! May!

julieQ said...

Oh, each one is just so pretty! Love the stars!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I love all those quilts--my what wonderful work they have all done on them!!!
Hugs, Di

Quilts And Pieces said...

OMG! Shirley's quilt is GORGEOUS! For sure it needs to be hand quilting! It is beautiful!

Wendy said...

Great show and tell as usual, I would love that embroidered beauty. We've survived Egypt and now starting our adventures in Paris.
Talk to you soon,
Wendy

Janet said...

Shirleys quilt is stunningly gorgeous and her hand piecing is amazing.I like Karen's quilting idea of an offset triangles but not in the triangles. Thanks for sharing and all the others are lovely too, love the apple core.

Millie said...

I love Shirley's Quilt. Mary, thanks for a great show and tell.

Kim D. said...

Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing all the eye candy.

quiltobsession said...

All so gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing them!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Love Shirley's quilt...so pretty! I'm afraid I have no suggestions..I find picking quilting designs the hardest part of the process.

Mama Spark said...

I love Shirley's quilt as well as the last one. Where are those patterns from??