Suzanne Marshall was the guest speaker at the West Michigan Quilt Guild last night. Marshall’s lecture included slides of her quilts, from her first attempts to her prize winning quilts. She said that she is a self-taught quilter and began quilting over 34 years ago. As you can see from these pictures, she is an expert in appliqué. (Click on picture for a closer view.)

This is a close up of one of her prize winning quilts.

Another prize winner!

Isn't he cute. Marshall said she often gets her ideas from old books, tapestries, lamp posts in Europe. She said there are endless possibilities.

While here this week, Marshall also taught classes on her appliqué technique. I envy those able to attend. If her classes are anything like her lecture, those attending learned a lot and laughed a lot. Marshall is such a delightful educator.
Fat Quarter Shop has some free patterns. The one that caught my eye was Full Swing. Check it out.
Don’t forget that Quilts On The Grand 2010 starts this week. Over 250 quilts are being featured. There is also a vendor mall and a small quilt auction. The show is Oct 1 – 3 at the DeltaPlex Arena, 2500 Turner Avenue, NW, Grand Rapids, MI. Admission is $8. Proceeds will benefit the Tie That Binds Fund at the Neonatal Unit at Spectrum Butterworth and the Covenant Enabling Residence, Faith House.
Also, Knotty Girls meets tonight at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.
Stay Positive!

Until next time,
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