Grand Trip to Grand Haven, MI

 

Half-Day class

Half-Day class

I just returned from a delightful trip to the Lighthouse Quilters Guild in Grand Haven, MI. It was a fun-packed few days. We started off with a half-day class on Mariner’s Compass Stars. Here one student proudly shows off her completed top. Everyone was delighted to see how easily these blocks could be made.

 

Perfect Points class

Perfect Points class

Day Two was the Perfect Points class. This class features one block from the 300 Paper-Pieced Quilt Blocks book. The students begin by choosing their fabrics, cutting and assembly-line sewing their blocks. Everyone loved their “Perfect Points”.

 

Bobbie Kruggink is loving her block.

Bobbie Kruggink is loving her block.

On day three we were on to the Fire & Ice quilt from the Mariner’s Compass Stars book. I think everyone was thrilled with their blocks and were well on their way to having a completed quilt.

 

Nansi's completed top

Nansi's completed top

One student, Nansi, even completed the entire top. Guess we could call this a quilt in one day! It turned out super!

 

A very proud grandmother!!!

A very proud grandmother!!!

During the guild meeting, after my lecture was presented, we were all treated to the Show and Tell portion. One member displayed a quilt that her granddaughter had made just for her. Kendra Merritt used the China block from the Mariner’s Compass Stars book and used it in the “Diamond Delight” setting. It was stunning and a real treasure for her grandmother. I was told this was her first quilt and I have to tell you, I was so impressed on two fronts. One that she had made such a gorgeous quilt as a new quilter and secondly that she knew just how to touch her grandmother’s heart.

Way to go Kendra!

Until next time, may all your points be perfect!

Carol

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