September has been a month full of inspiration. First, our own Cathy Williamson is the featured quilter this month at Tumbleweed Quilts on Route 6A in Barnstable. This is a great time of year to take a leisurely drive and visit the shop and view Cathy’s lovely works in person.
At our September meeting, several members shared more inspiration. Click photos to enlarge.
After our Show & Tell, we sat down to an amazing trunk show of quilts by Gladi Porsche along with the stories and methods behind each one. Gladi is a national award winning quilt artist and has been featured on the cover of several magazines and even on the cover of the book Borders & Finishing Touches. The majority of her quilts feature one of her originally designed borders.
If these quilts aren’t amazing enough just to look at, a large number of her quilts have been hand appliquéd, even those pieces that appear to be machine pieced. Not only that, all but a very few quilts have been hand quilted by Gladi on the same 14″ square hoop she used on her very first quilt.
You can keep up with Gladi by following her blog https://gladiquilts.net/ or follow her on Instagram at gladiquilts and read about her quilt journey, the places and people she meets in the quilting world and, of course, view photos of her beautiful quilts. Below are a few of the photos from our meeting. The photos don’t do the quilts justice but we were fortunate to see them up close and personal!
Everyone thought this was the best presentation they have seen in quite a while. One of the loveliest things about Gladi is how humble she is and how she encourages you to try new ideas and experiment with colors and shapes. It’s all a learning process and an adventure!