|Margie, Vivian, Carmen, Bertha and Momy|
My Colombian quilt group is a wonderful group of six women (including me) that I meet with every week on Wednesday.
Each of these ladies add so much to the group and it's been awesome to get to know them. Vivian speaks perfect English.
Margie and Momy do very well;
Bertha understands and speaks some English
and then Carmen, who initially invited me, speaks and understands very little.
But together, we manage to have a beautiful time. I love them dearly.
They are excellent traditional quilters
|This is a quilt that we're working on together.|
|pages from my fabric Boat Book|
|a page from my Happy For No Reason Book|
|a spread from my ongoing Evolution altered book project|
|some of my bohemiannie! hootchie mamas|
As you may have gathered, I don't usually like to use or follow a pattern when I make art, but one of these ladies asked if I would make a block for her - for her birthday -
using the above picture from an old PieceMakers calendar (which I had given her & thankfully did have the pattern pieces for).
- and after wrestling my thoughts of "EEEEEK!!! I am not a perfectionist and it's gonna be too much of a challenge for me"...I got busy and made the block.
Actually, I made three because I like to do assembly line sewing
and figured she could pick her favorite out of them.
It turns out that 2 more birthdays came before I had them all done...
so each of them are receiving one of these bird house quilt blocks - which I will deliver later today. :)
Nope, they're not perfect...and I didn't get them finished in time to deliver them before we left to go to the States, but belated birthday presents are fun too!
Speaking of which, I made lots of bookmarks to give to the ladies that attended my workshops in Florida (more on those next post) and to friends that I crossed paths with - and have several left over.
If you'd like an early or belated birthday present, email your address to me and I'll send you one when I come to the States again next September / October.
*You ARE having a birthday this year...right?!?
And thanks so much for all the beautiful wishes I received!!!