Quilting Bee

Today my quilt guild, the North Country Quilters, held a quilting bee. We all got together with donated orphan blocks and fabrics to make quilts for children and seniors in need.

This gathering is really what is at the heart of this guild, people (ok, it was all women but Bob, husband of the host, helped all of us by bringing in our sewing machines) getting together to do what they love for the good of others. We had a ball! The place was a soon-to-be quilt retreat in Irasburg, VT, called Cottonwood Quilts. It was heaven for a quilting group, with spacious tables, handy outlets, great lighting and just plain beautiful facility. Marie, our host, even made 2 quilts to donate.

Best of all, I actually finished my wild little quilt top. The picture doesn’t begin to capture how very bright this quilt is! The design is Hole in the Barn Door.

Hole in the Barn Door quilt top
Hole in the Barn Door

How about that crazy border fabric? I had used it for backing on two other quilts but wondered how it would look on the front. It appears that I tried to center the design somehow but there is no way I would attempt that. Wild or not, some child will probably love it, and be warmed by it. One of my friends called it a happy quilt – that makes me happy!  :D