Tuesday, April 23, 2013

April Meeting: Faith Jones Presents!

At this month's guild meeting we enjoyed a presentation by Faith Jones of Fresh Lemons Quilts

Faith lives in the Chicaoland area, began quilting in 2009 and has been going nonstop ever since! She has a love of Modern Traditional quilts - those made using traditional quilt blocks in a modern way. 

Faith shares her Arkansas Traveler Quilt

Faith showed us a lot of beautiful inspiring quilts. We were lucky to see so many fine examples of precise paper pieced blocks using bright happy fabrics. 

If you missed this presentation, or want to learn more be sure to check out these pages on Faith's blog:
         Summer Sampler Series (quilt block tutorials)
         Solstice Stars Series (quilt block tutorials)
         Tutorials and Patterns
         Finished Quilts

  Thank you Faith for sharing your quilts and giving us some insight into you design process!!


During the second half of our April meeting we gathered quilts, stuffed animals, and books for our charity project with Project Night Night

The two quilts made using blocks from our February Alphabet Workshop - wonky letters based on Tonya Ricucci's Word Play Quilts book

Our guild members donated 45 quilts, stuffed animals, and children's books which will be given to children as they enter homeless shelters. These Project Night Night packs will help provide the recipients with a sense of comfort and stability. 

A big thanks to Erika, Holly, and all those who helped with this project!


  1. What a great recap of a great afternoon!

  2. you guys have so much fun! love those ABC quilts - just love 'em. congrats!

  3. Ok so I clearly need to figure out how to clone myself so that I can be in two places at once so that I don't miss any more meetings. Wish I could have seen Faith's quilts in person, and those alphabet quilts are adorable!

  4. Faith's quilts were amazing and also the Guild members quilts were pretty amazing!

  5. Thank you to Holly, Erika, and all who pitched in to accomplish this project! Impressive... and will bring a lot of happiness to many children!