The grandchildren arrived on Friday night and we went to Summer Shack. The next morn I had an early SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Association) meeting out in Natick. After a fabulous meeting viewing art quilts, I was inspired to pick up some fabrics so the three grands could feel like quilters. I had gotten an idea for this from the Peabody Historical Society quilt show in a big barn last Sunday. There was a children's table that held mini quilt squares, glue sticks and dowels with muslin hanging. The small and medium squares could be glued on in different patterns...traditional patterns. They looked terrific.
However, at Fabric Place Basement I was seduced by bright colors and what looked like colorful fabric alphabets that could be easily cut up and placed on even more colorful backgrounds. I bought several quarter yards. Joe cut the dowels and drilled holes while I tied the fishing line on with square knots.
After the children went to bed, I used the hot glue gun to attach their "quilts" onto the dowels (so fast) and hung them from the chandelier for them to see when they arose the next morn. Erika was down early and made another for Mommy. However, she and I added batting and backing, and machine quilted the piece. She added a gold bow embellishment and wanted to add beads as well. An art quilter on the rise. Both girls took home more letters to create a word quilt at home for 3-year-old David who was more into trucks and cars, coloring and cookies, guitars and games. I have leftovers for quilt postcards. Click on photos to enlarge!