Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Quilters Meet and Greet









I was invited to participate in Benita's 2018 Quilter's Meet and Greet.  It's a great way to meet other bloggers, IG-ers and FB-ers.  There is also a grand prize that would be an amazing win by some lucky person.

My blogging journey started thanks to a friend in Maine who talked me into blogging so we could share our quilting with each other.  Along the way I have met some wonderful and inspiring fellow bloggers.  I know many have gone to other forms of social media, but our online friendships have continued.  As well, I have had the great pleasure of meeting several of them in person. 

Benita asked us to share our favorite quilts.  Is that not like choosing your favorite child??  Of course my real favorites would be the ones made for grandchildren that are well worn well loved.  I have thirty grandchildren and each received a quilt as newborns.  Here are a couple of the last few finishes.

Pattern by Sew Fresh Quilts

Pattern by Sew Fresh Quilts

 A yearly project from Quiltville is the highly anticipated Mystery Quilt.  I have completed four of those.  They involve a lot of piecing, but I have so enjoyed joining the quilting community in making them.

On Ringo Lake

Allietare

En Provence
Easy Street

Through the years I have enjoyed various quilting bees and blog hops.  As well as meeting new friends, some fun quilts and projects have come from the sharing.












Paper Doll pattern by Stephanie (IG sadunphy )


Of course many of the quilts go as gifts and donation quilts through my guild.  It's always a joy to see them loved and used.










My sewing passion did not start with quilting.  I have always loved clothing construction as well as cross stitch, knitting, tatting and most any kind of needlework.









Of course, your "favorite" quilt could be one that you are currently working to complete too.  lol




Now that you have visited here, be sure to pop over to Benita's site to meet other quilters through the month of September.  Be sure to enter for the grand prize which will be won on October 1st.


https://benitaskinner.blogspot.com/2018/09/2018-online-quilters-meet-greet.html



43 comments:

  1. It's great to revisit some of your beautiful creations. Blogging has been a great way to meet kindred spirits!

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  2. Wow! What a lovely parade of your quilts! I love that giraffe one and the elephant one for your latest grand babies. I'm so impressed you have also completed 4 (count 'em!) of Bonnie's mysteries. That is impressive! I enjoy reading your blog and am glad for the connection.

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  3. Wow -- what a creative and prolific quilter you are!! I love the huge variety in your projects -- such fun, Mary!!!! :)

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  4. You always have fun and creative projects going.

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  5. I ve enjoyed following you for many years and always love to see what gorgeous projects you are working and have created..
    Always fabulous Mary.....

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  6. I love all of your quilts and projects. That giraffe is so adorable!

    https://prayersformymom.blogspot.com/

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  7. What a wonderful quilt show!!
    I loved this post, showing all your fun quilts, your projects, and it was also fun to see some of our bee quilts in the mix. I forget that you have *30* grandchildren sometimes, but am sure that all of them know that they are your favorite, as all of us who know you feel that we are your favorites, too.

    Thank you for this :)

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  8. It's nice to see your beautiful quilts again, Mary !

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  9. You rock in everything you sew, Mary! I could never pick a favorite among the projects you create...they are all amazing. It's been fun blogging with you for so many years. xx

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  10. A fantastic collection of work. I love the quilts your have made for your grandchildren. Those giraffes are so cute! And I've enjoyed being part of Bonnie's mystery quilts with you and so many quilters around the world. It is always a fun time.

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  11. Hi Mary, lovely to see all your beautiful work.

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  12. SEW many wonderful quilts!! Thank you to your Maine friend for suggesting that you start a blog. I am inspired by your work. Thanks for sharing in the Meet and Greet (but you may want to fix your prize link!)

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  13. It was really nice to read and re-read this post and drool over all of those beautiful quilts which are works of art. I could never select a favorite.

    I love the pineapple flag you made for me. Still can't thank you enough for such a thoughtful gift.

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  14. I have been a long time admirer of your projects and quilts. You do such wonderful work! Love the sewing word themed quilt!

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  15. Such a wonderful array! I'm a Quiltville mystery maker, too. (What will Bonnie have for us this year?) Love the sewing supplies quilt (Tonya's lettering, I think?).

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  16. For real? 30 grandchildren? Wow - but how amazing that each of them have received a quilt from you!! so special!

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  17. What a beautiful quilt gallery! Love your quilts, thanks for sharing!

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  18. Such a lovely group of quilts you shared with us, Mary.
    Wow to the number of quilts you made for all of your grandchildren - well done!!
    Thanks for being part of the Quilters Meet & Greet! <3

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  19. I can see why you'd have a hard time choosing a favorite quilt--they're all so lovely! And you certainly have some lucky grandchildren.

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  20. I smiled when you talked about favorites when it comes to quilts and children; that was so honest. I've also made the Elephant Parade as a new grand's quilt. 30!! My goodness gracious...and I thought 10 was a lot. lol

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  21. Your quilts are fantastic - and I am crazy for the snowman stocking. I see you have been making Bonnie Hunter's yearly quilts - I have collected the patterns, some of the material and of course all of the paint chips but I have yet to start. They all look so complicated and I have only been quilting for 10 years or so.

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  22. You have a wonderful selection of quilts. All of my grand children have received a quilt when they were born. I only have 15 of them though. I am now giving them graduation quilts as they reach that age. Wedding quilts next? Thanks for a nice visit!

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  23. Nice to see you on the Quilter's Meet and Greet, I've followed you for quite a while. Beautiful quilts!!

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  24. I love your "Sew Fresh" quilts... one for my bucket list as well as a Bonnie Hunter quilt. Yours are all so gorgeous. Wow, 30 grandchildren, that's awesome!

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  25. Nice to meet you! Love your quilts, they have a modern twist to it. The sewfreshquilts are so adorable, definitely fit for grand-kids. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Hi Mary wow and double wow ,your quilts are amazing and your projects so beautiful,thankyou for sharing with us I have enjoyed all this eye candy xx

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  27. Your quilts are beautiful! The baby quilts are adorable! I should make something like them for when I have great grandchildren. I enjoyed your Blog.

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  28. Your projects and focus are always beautiful eye candy. Thank you for sharing.

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  29. I love your quilting. Is the Tea for Two your pattern? I love it.

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  30. I adore all your creations. I love that you and your family always have room for others at your gatherings. I adore all your creations that you chose to highlight. You have many, many more. Do you shuttle tat or needle tat. I know how to needle tat some but sure wish I could shuttle tat. Needle tatting is limiting. I have the giraffe pattern to make and yours is inspiring me to get started. Thanks for participating in the hop.
    Susan

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  31. I love the variety of quilts that you make. They are all beautiful. 30 grandchildren must keep you busy.

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  32. Oh we do go way back, don't we. I remember those fun hops with Madame Samm. Such fun projects. I love seeing all your Bonnie Hunter quilts too.

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  33. 30 grandchildren! You must be going broke from making them quilts! You have made some beauties though. I especially like the giraffes, paper dolls and your quilt of valor.

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  34. Thirty grands....wow!!! It's quite a feat in itself to have made quilts for them all, much less all the others you've shared here. Amazing! Thank you for inviting us to visit.

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  35. What a wonderful selection of quilts. Your New York Beauty is gorgeous

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  36. New York Beauty, love that design and the way you chose your fabrics.Then the smaller items, varied, and small can nearly always guarantee more fiddly sewing and tiny pieces. They are all so lovely.

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  37. That is a LOT of quilts. What a cheerful post.

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  38. So nice to meet you Mary. You have some lovely quilts. And how fortunate to have so many grands to wrap in love!

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  39. So many quilts and each one is fabulous and special in its own way. Love them all.

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  40. I love the red/white/blue quilts the best, but you definitely have an eclectic style, and that's a good thing! Nice for the different personalities of the grandchildren!

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