Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Love Apple Quilters' 30th Anniversary

In a time when so many organizations and businesses are ceasing to be, Love Apple Quilters celebrated thirty years of giving quilts, educating quilters and providing a haven for ladies to enjoy each other's company. I'm so pleased to be part of this organization for the past eight years! The ladies and gentleman trusted me to be the president this year, which is a great honor.

Our February festivities were postponed a month due to snow, but thirty years together is not a celebration that can be contained in only one meeting! For our first installment, we had special chocolate favors provided by The Sweet Stop (, fat quarters, tea, cookies and an anniversary challenge.
The Anniversary Challenge was to make a quilt depicting what Love Apples means to you in red, green, yellow, white and a "love apple," also known as a pomegranate.

Here's my contribution:

The design is bits and pieces from various sources--the friendship hearts were from a magazine and the machine appliqued love apples were from EQ6. Was glad to find a pomegranate quilting pattern that fit perfectly in the spaces without any adjustments!

Although I didn't win the popular vote, did receive an award of my own. A lady I respect as a person and one of the most talented quilters I know, told me she voted for my quilt. Am still basking in the glow of that remark!