Saturday, November 12, 2011

Nancy's President's Quilt

Every year, the outgoing president of Beach Cities Quilt Guild receives a quilt from all the members as a "Thank You" for all her hard work.  Each of these quilts are truly a work of art and it is customized to fit a theme and color scheme per the request of the outgoing president.

My friend Nancy wanted a quilt which captures all of her favorite things.  Nancy enjoys baking, wine, quilting (obviously), cross stitch, snowmen, Hummel figurines and bird houses.  So each member of the guild was requested to contribute a block which fit the theme.  The blocks submitted were 5.5 x 5.5  inches and a very talented pool of designers put all the blocks together and a quilting bee is organized so everyone can hand quilt this project.  I am truly impressed with all the talent in our guild.

And here is the big reveal.  Isn't it gorgeous?

Here are a few close up shots of the quilt.

Each member did something different.  Some did hand embroidery, a few did machine embroidery, a few appliqued blocks and it would really take time to examine and appreciate each and every block. I want to apologize in advance if I don't give credit to every individual whose blocks are featured or included on this blog.

And here's the block I contributed.  It represents Nancy's grandson Kyle, which I'm pretty sure is one of her favorite things!

Congratulations Nancy and thank you for your leadership at BCQG.

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