April Showers Bring May Quilts?

We certainly had an abundance of quilts, projects, and information to share this month. Members have been very busy keeping their machines humming!

President Lori Crawley Announces a Challenge Quilt. Interested members should take inspiration from a card, postcard, merchant’s gift card, etc. and use that inspiration to create a quilted wall hanging. It should be no larger than 18″ x 24″. This will be an “anonymous” entry process so don’t share or show your project to anyone. Hold onto the inspiration card. Projects are to be turned in at the September meeting in a concealed bag, along with its inspiration card, for display at our October Quilt Show and show attendees will vote on their favorite.

Block of the Month – Florence S. shared the block of the month – a variation on the Ohio Star. The secondary patterns should be interesting when put together in a quilt!

Quilts of Valor – Polly P. had suggested the idea of creating one or two Quilts of Valor to have on display and possibly present to local veterans at our quilt show. A small group has been in touch with the Massachusetts coordinator for QOV and they are working to set the process in motion.

Show & Tell

First up, President Lori, who’s never shy taking a picture, showed us this beautiful pocketbook she made. Lori’s daughter Kellie, has been going gang busters making all types of handbags, totes, etc. using many of the Sallie Tomato patterns and materials. She now has Mom hooked. There are classes offered and a selection of supplies at Cape Cod Quilts in W. Dennis. Second we have another comfort quilt made by Carol S. from strips that were leftover blocks from a past sew-a-thon. Next, the Nancys R & D, showed their embroidery skills learned in an online Bernina class, where they made a pillow and a zip pouch. They are both determined to get the most out of their machines, although Nancy D. said she’d never do projects like these again! Second Row: Nancy R. shared a Quilt of Valor she made along with a queen size log cabin and there’s Lori photobombing! LOL Nancy D. brought in a blue, purple, and green log cabin variation that was actually made using only one striped print fabric. Amazing! The pattern was from Jordan Fabrics called “Cutting Corners“. She had 6 yards of the fabric and had enough to make an additional comfort quilt. Third Row: Susan D. made the sweet animal quilt for a baby shower from the Love Is line designed by Hannah Dale for Maywood Studio and had enough critters left over to make a coordinating stroller quilt. And the final S&T project was made by Suzanne S. She said this was the first quilt she’s had quilted by a long armer and it’s a beauty!

Lots of UFO projects are still being produced. Susan B. completed her “Chicken Coop Quilt”, the result of a chicken block swap a couple of years ago. That small square checkerboard border just sets it off! Ruth W. completed the repair of another vintage find, the tan and red quilt. There were a couple of tears that Ruth mended so well, neither she or Lori could find them. Lorraine H. finished up a “heartwarming” quilt created with blocks from a swap she participated in with another group a few years ago. She also created put together a colorful “orphan patchwork” quilt. Suzanne S. showed off blocks she’s finished up for a reversible quilt – birds on one side, birdhouses on the other. She’s a self proclaimed overachiever. Ann G. checked another UFO off her list and showed us a set of nesting pouches she made. Nancy R. put together a lovely jewel tone log cabin variation and donated it as a comfort quilt and a fun snowball quilt was the result of charm packs Nancy D. brought back from a trip to Sedona and challenged her friends to make something with them. Nancy D. put together a zip pouch using another pattern she had in her stash that she had picked up on a trip to Canada. She also assembled some potholders from another pattern (kit?) and you can watch for those on our Boutique Table at the Quilt Show on October 7! I bet everyone is feeling very accomplished!!

The main event at our May meeting was a visit from Christine Meyers. Christine is the owner of the newest quilt shop on Cape Cod, QuiltCorner Studio in Sandwich.

Christine talked about how she decided to take a beginner quilting class when her daughter was a baby. That was a little over 20 years ago and as the saying goes, the rest is history! She knew nothing about quilting but was hooked from the start. She was living in Natick at the time but the family moved to Hopkington where she joined the Marathon Quilters Guild. Around 2002 she offered to become president of the guild. She worked in a local quilt shop, got her first long arm machine in 2005, was handed a DVD for instruction, and off she went.

Christine was working full time while doing machine quilting on the side but when Covid hit, she found it very convenient to be able to work from home and fit in her machine quilting. When she first opened the shop, it could only be open a limited number of days per week because she was still working full time and only had a couple of part time assistants. Christine recently retired from her corporate job and is now giving full attention to the shop and is expanding her hours of operation.

Unfortunately, I was so intrigued with her story that I totally forgot to take photos of all the kits and products she brought with her but I did grab a few shots from a recent Facebook live she did where she gave a tour of the shop. The shop has been described as very “girly”. It is bright, modern, and full of beautiful fabrics and ideas.

The shop offers classes, lots of kits, and has a special location to offer retreats. She also carries the Eversewn line of sewing machines. Christine said she really enjoys putting together kits and one of her favorites is the 3-Yard Quilt kits that go along with Donna Robertson’s books of the same name.

Many thanks to Christine for coming by. Be sure to visit her shop, QuiltCorner Studio, 6 Merchants Road, Sandwich!

Until next time, keep your bobbin full and your rotary cutter sharp!



Mark your calendar so you won’t miss our Annual Quilt Show on Saturday, October 7, 10:00-3:00 PM, Gus Canty Community Center, 790 Main Street, Falmouth, MA.

Last year’s event was a huge success and we are expecting more of the same. There will be quilt displays, a boutique table of member-made items all priced to sell, and tickets available for a chance to win our 2023 Raffle Quilt – Seaside Chandelier. A portion of this year’s quilt proceeds will go to the Animal Rescue League in Brewster in addition to supporting our other charitable donations throughout the year.

The quilt measures 85″ x 96″. It features the Tilda line in Cotton Beach and Chambray Basics on a background of Kona Snow with a border of Mint Grunge by Basic Grey. The backing is Parson Gray EMPIRE Tradewind in Sandstone. The machine quilting was done by Marjetta Gladding of Marstons Mills.

Where to Get Raffle Tickets

Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.00 and are available through our Guild members and will also be available at the Quilt Show. Other opportunities to purchase tickets, as they become available, will be listed here.

Coonamessett Farm’s May Day Weekend, 277 Hatchville Road, E. Falmouth, 10-3:00 PM. on Sunday, May 7. Come see the quilt and while you’re at the Farm, peruse the rest of the amazing artisans and enjoy some great food!! https://www.coonamessettfarm.com/

QuiltCorner Studio, 6 Merchants Road, Sandwich – June 1 -24, Wed. – Saturday, 10-4:00 PM. The quilt will be on display and tickets will be available at the store. https://quiltcornerstudio.com/

Falmouth Art Market, Falmouth Marina Park, 180 Scranton Avenue, Falmouth from Noon-2:00 PM on June 27, July 25, and August 22 with the quilt on display and tickets will be available. https://falmouthartmarket.com/

Crazy Quilters of Cape Cod Annual Quilt Show, Saturday, October 7, 10-3:00 PM, Gus Canty Community Center, 790 Main Street, Falmouth.


  • Stop & Shop, Route 28, Falmouth, Sunday, June 25, 10-2:00 PM
  • Stop & Shop, 71 Quaker Meetinghouse Road, Sandwich, Sunday, July 16, 10-2:00 PM
  • Stop & Shop, Route 151, Mashpee, Sunday August 13, 10-2:00 PM
  • Mashpee Commons Oktoberfest, Saturday, September 30, 10-4:00 PM

Watch this site for updates to get your tickets.