I swear that every year that passes moves faster than the year before! It does not seem like very long ago and I was attending my first Lutherdale Gala Luncheon, but it has been an entire year! This event is to thank the people that make and donate quilts to the August auction fundraiser. Like last year, I spoke to the group of approximately 150 people and explained this year's block. Then they send the blocks to the camp and a few of us get together and assemble them.
Janet selected the pattern this year and it is Bonnie Hunter's "Spoolin' Around". We pre-cut the fabrics for each person and had them kitted up. The center went together very quickly, but the borders were tedious! The math didn't always work out, but we were able to 'make it work!'.
In addition to the 'Gala Quilt', we worked on 2 other quilts: "Prairie Petals" and "Strawberry Fields". I found the strawberry pattern in McCall's Quilting magazine and thought it would be fun to work on as a group (and it was!!). I like it so much, I might make another one! This one still needs to be sashed, but it was quick and fun and a great use for pinks from my stash!
Lutherdale Gala Luncheon
Gala Quilt assembly weekend
(l to r, Me, Janet, Heather, Janine, Jim)