The year of our first Farmer’s Wife club came to an end this month and we celebrated all of our hard work with a Farmer’s Wife Show and Tell party! It was a fun night filled with yummy refreshments, 12 drawings (with fabulous prizes) and LOTS of inspiration!
On the design wall we had some of the blocks made by our 4 Farmer’s Wife teachers:
The top two rows (modern prints) were made by Alice. The next three rows (30′s reproduction prints) were made by Linda. The next 3 rows (red and white fabrics) were made by Amber. And the last two rows (civil war fabrics) were made by Eva. These 4 ladies taught a different technique each month, including template piecing and paper piecing. Everyone who participated learned a lot and should consider themselves to be a very knowledgeable quilter!
We had several ladies that are just about done. They showed us their favorite blocks:
And then there were others who had finished all their blocks and brought their finished quilt tops to share with us:
And some decided they weren’t a “Farmer’s Wife” but more of a “City Girl”:
Pretty amazing, huh?
It’s always fun to get together as quilters and share in each other’s talents. It was an inspirational evening and we all felt a great sense of accomplishment as we recognized our hard work and the many hours spent on our Farmer’s Wife quilts this year!
We had so much fun last year that we have decided that we will be doing another round of our Farmer’s Wife club (starting soon)! You set your own goal of how many blocks you plan on making each month and pick out your own fabrics. Then you’ll come once a month for a short demonstration on a different technique that will be used that month. If you are interested in participating please call the store for more details: 801-492-7929. We will be sending out an email soon to everyone who is listed on our interest sheet.