Yesterday I drove up to Ann Arbor, MI to the Greater Ann Arbor quilt guild. This group is more for the traditional quilter of which I am not, but I attended as a visitor. The women there were very nice and welcoming. I would guess at least 100 in attendance. Check out their website ➡️ https://www.gaaqg.com/
Linda J. Hahn was the guest speaker, you can find her profile here ➡️ https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1269228568
She is the queen of New York Beauty Blocks (formerly known as the Rocky Mountain crown of thorns). She was a very entertaining speaker and brought A LOT of her quilts to the meeting. She demonstrated with her quilts that one block can offer so many variations of beautiful quilts simply by rearranging the blocks, changing the colors, and also adding other types of blocks to the Beauty blocks.
I didn’t bring my camera so the following pictures were found online ⬇️
After the lecture the fun began!
The guild was hosting a fabric sale with the proceeds going toward Safehouse. A non profit organization that provides shelter for battered women in the Ann Arbor area.
I think of fabric as paint, so I didn’t have a particular quilt in mind when picking the fabric. I was thinking about colors for skin, hair, fish, trees, the sun, and the moon.
Then these fabrics ⬇️ would make awesome backs of quilts. In the lecture Linda J. Hahn was saying that the back of your quilts doesn’t have to match the front of the quilt especially when it is going to hang on the wall. The back of your quilts should tell a story. She loves using novelty quilts (especially frogs 🐸) on the back of her quilts. The story of my quilt backing will be that I love a great deal especially when it goes to a good cause!
I bought all this fabric for a $50 donation. Now that’s a deal 😊