Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Jo Day

Sometimes blogger photos have a mind of their own. Sorry...tilt your head to get a good look at the NEW Quilt Shop Sampler Magazine! It is a good one!

Plain and Simple Quilt Shop in Apex, NC is home to the Jo Club I attend. Sharon signed mine.

A bit of show and share today. This is a quilt Sharon is making for a Mother's Day gift.

Another show and share with Sharon's wonderful applique.

Jo club this past month was to work on houses you see below. In the first photo she's nearly got her binding on!

Check out the inner border on the one below. Even that big bold black border is stunning!

OK...so there is always one in the group who doesn't follow directions! Here is my friend Shirley's idea of a house quilt. I think just about every quilt that she makes for herself has a kitty print hidden somewhere in the quilt.

I want to say this was a pattern called, "Strip Tease." She changed it up with adding the small houses. What a rebel!

Where are my house blocks? Uh...same place as April's Tagalong Schnibble. :-)
I have to also be sure to point out that I have a new button on my side bar to snag for your own blog if you wish. Who wouldn't want my beloved Meowzer? I owe a huge thank you to Loris and her hubby for making this button for me!

28 comments:

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Love your show and tell, you always have the bestest ones! I will need to find my copy of the QS magazine, thanks for the heads up!

Fiesta said...

great show and tell Mary.

Sue said...

Wow! What a lovely display of quilts!

I can't wait to pick up my Quilt Sampler! Always, always enjoy that one.

Pat said...

Ummmmmm...I do very much like the quilts you show of your friends, but....I am noticing a distinct lack lately of YOUR quilts. Ahem....what is going on there??? LOL Nice that your local shop was in the magazine.

Michelle said...

I believe that this is the issue that my favorite local quilt shop, Holly Hill Quilt Store's, in West Linn, Oregon, quilt is on the cover. I need to go to the store to purchase this issue!

Thanks for sharing.

Michelle

Shakerwood said...

Great quilts, as usual!! I'll have to make a quick trip to Books-a-Million this week to pick up my copy.

Saw that Dana blogged this week!

Mary said...

You're hanging with some great quilters!

Cindy said...

You rebel, you!!!

Okay, I'm snatching your button and you can't have it back.

Vivian said...

Thanks for the show-and-tell, and I definitely need to check out that magazine. The Quilt Samplers are some of my favorites.
Lucky you -- meeting regularly with Jo gals.

Jo said...

Love the borders on the house quilt....I wish I was patient enough to try.

Janet said...

Thanks for sharing all the lovely quilts. What an interesting applique quilt! I agree - the new quilt sampler is excellent!

Suzanne said...

Such amazing project. There are sooo many talented people out there!

WoolenSails said...

A lot of beautiful quilts and variations.
I haven't been to a store to check out the new magazines yet, but I do like that one usually.

Debbie

Karen said...

I want a quilt like the applique one!

Joyful Quilter said...

Does Shirley realize she has a "cathouse" in her quilt...hehehe, sorry.

Cathi said...

Fabulous show and tell!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh all of those house quilts are good ones!

QuiltSue said...

I always enjoy your Jo Club days for the photos you show us afterwards. Thankyou.

Dawn said...

I love those little houses! Great idea for Jo Club.

Barb said...

great show and tell - thanks.
I love that black border on the house quilt - striking

Lori said...

What a wonderful show and tell. I love the applique quilt- wow! A real beauty.
I'm also partial to the little one with green sashing and the black border- the colors work very well together!!

Kim said...

No way! It was Jo Club time already? As usual, plenty of quilty goodness, but Shirley's 'cat house quilt' is a favorite. I like her fun style. Will check out this Quilt Sampler magazine. Thanks for the heads up. :-D

Sue-Anne said...

Greast Show & Tell. I love the applique quilt, stunning. I will have to keep my eyes out for the magazine. I always try to get a copy but it doesn't usually get here till at least a month after you guys.

Janet said...

Lovely quilts! Love the applique one and the houses are terrific. How neat to have such a great shop to go to.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love the show and tell. Love house quilts too. Congrats to your local shop.

Tam said...

FANTASTIC show and tell thanks for sharing :)

Michelle said...

Well, I have been to three stores now and cannot find this magazine. I live in Portland, Oregon..any suggestions? I have been to Safeway, Barnes and Noble and Fabric Depot!???

Teresa said...

Great quilts - thanks for the show. I really like the one that has all the little house hidden in it - makes me think of cabins in the woods.

And thanks for the heads up on the new Quilt Sampler - that is my all time favorite mag.