Christmas has started early......I felt like I needed to decorate a tree after opening a large box full of doll quilts!
The group is called Our Circle of Friends.....formerly known as the HGTV Message Board, which closed, and vanished like the wind. These gals are so committed to quilting and each other that they simply moved their group and set up a new forum. You can visit them here. They have a variety of on-going projects, and things to participate in. Recently, some of the members went on a retreat in Florida, where they managed to include a "Doll Quilt Challenge" in their activities.
Here are two of their creations that I think might reflect a few of the other things on their agenda over the weekend. Notice the tropical fabric....a theme fabric for the challenge.
A pair of whole cloth doll quilts.....hand quilted and a delight to see. A dainty print was used for the binding. Just precious!
And the one on the right has a label that explains this doll quilt was made in memory of McPatches, who died recently. Mary Ann, aka McPatches, was a dearly loved group member and had been an ardent Mrs. Claus for a few years. She made boxes of quilts for this project. I thought this was so sweet.
You just never know what those crazy quilting gals will do! Thanks to all who had fun and participated in the challenge.
And one more quilt.....from Claire, who is a member of this group. Her doll quilt arrived a few weeks ago, and I was waiting to lead off the doll quilt season with it. Thanks, Claire, Mrs. Claus from NH!
Quilt show is over....time to get to sewing. Happy stitching.