Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Sisters Extraordinaire - Allie and Lois

Hello Everyone,

Remember, just a couple of posts back, I introduced you to Roberta. Well this post will focus on two more of my Mom's friends in AZ. Of course they are quilty ladies. Seriously, I think my mom needs to take up quilting!

While visiting my Mom, we went to see Allie and Lois. They are sisters who are truly a treat to see every time I go to AZ. They are creative, witty, exuberant, and just plain lovely.

The first of the projects belongs to Lois...


She is making a yo-yo quilt! It is truly beautiful.


Look at all those yo-yos that she has completed and joined. Amazing! Isn't she a doll?


Allie has been making a TON of quilts to benefit a local charity. She had a whole pile there that she and Lois had been working on. They are string quilts.


Here is a close up! Great pattern and it works up quickly. Allie also teaches classes at the local quilt shop, Quilter's Oasis. Great little shop! If you go there say "Hi" to Kathy, the owner, for me. And sign up for a class with Allie!


Here is another charity quilt, beautiful, the quilt and Allie!


Here is a card trick top that Allie just completed.


Look at this wonderful Navajo Seminole quilt. Amazing!



This quilt is a Judy Niemeyer pattern. Allie pieced and quilted it herself and won a ribbon. I love this one!! She really needs to hang it up!



This quilt is sort of a stack and whack type quilt. Made from one fabric creating many different patches. Really cool!


Here you can see the different blocks from the same fabric.

My visit with Allie and Lois was a lot of fun! You can see that when I go to AZ, I really don't get a chance to miss quilting because I am still surrounded by it and love every single minute.

Speaking of being surrounded by quilting, you ALL need to check out Karen Griska's new website, The Online Quilt Museum! It is officially open for business. Truly a beautiful site. I spoke about it in my last podcast, but now it is time for you all to see this great quilting find.

Oh, I almost forgot, my May Newsletter is up online for you to read!

Until Next Time...

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32 comments:

Ruby said...

Love these ladies and quilts. Thanks for sharing!

julieQ said...

Good morning, Jackie...such gorgeous quilts! That Seminole quilt is just so pretty.

Stephanie said...

Such talented sisters. Very sweet yo yo quilt and wowzer that Seminole is fantastic.

Barb said...

Oh my goodness....those quilts are soooooooooooo lovely....I can see why you had such a nice visit.

Vicki W said...

I can't believe that your Mom is around all of this talent and doesn't quilt!

Thimbleanna said...

Very cool quilts Jackie! I'm always amazed that the older yoyo quilts are put together with no fabric backing on them. And I'll bet she doesn't use that snazzy new yoyo tool either!

Dresden Quilter said...

The yo-yos are amazing. she is very talented.

"Lois Grebowski" said...

Wow, those are gorgeous quilts! I love that whack and stack... It's amazing that is from one fabric! And the yo-yos... That woman has more patience than I have...wow!

Nedra said...

What a fun trip! Believe it or not, I am not that familiar with Quilters Oasis. I will have to spend more time there when I go back to Arizona. I especially loved the Navajo quilt. Thank you for sharing with us such talented ladies.

Glenna at Hollyhock Quilts said...

Such cuties! How nice of you to showcase them---

badlandsquilts said...

I love that Navajo quilt, it reminds me of a blanket so much... maybe the solution to what will surely be a fight over my grandma's hudson bay blanket someday?

Annemariesquilt said...

2 very sweet ladies and I love their quilts. I especially loved the String Quilt, hmm an inspiration for Stephanies String Quilt Challenge ;-))

kpaints said...

Wonderful ladies, wonderful quilts.

Karen said...

I feel like I've just been to Guild meeting and we had show and share!! What great quilts and sisters!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Love that variation of a string quilt. The quilting makes it look more complicated than it really is...clever!

Kim D. said...

Love the yo you quilt Jackie. Looks like you had a good time with your mom's friends. Thanks for the eye candy.

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

Thanks so much for sharing your trip...those ladies look like they have a ball together! I absolutely love that Navajo quilt! And that stack 'n' whack looks like it was tons of fun to make!

Vesuviusmama said...

How does your mother NOT take up quilting with these beautiful quilts all around her?

wishes, true and kind said...

I am really falling hard for yo-yo quilts lately, and I always love a good string quilt! What fun these ladies are having!

Cardygirl said...

Gorgeous quilts from very talented ladies!

pratima said...

Beautiful works... The Seminole quilt is incredible!

Julia said...

Such talented sisters. Gorgeous quilts..Very sweet yo yo quilt..I love it..
Julia ♥

Lori said...

I would visit them too!

Carol from Panama said...

What beautiful ladies - and wow - are they talented!

WoolenSails said...

What beautiful quilts and designs.
I have always like the card trick pattern, something I will do someday.

Debbie

Cathi said...

What fabulous eye candy!! The Seminole quilt is stunning. The yo-yo -- well, they always amaze me. Thanks for sharing!!

Selvage Quilter said...

Thanks for the quilt show. What a great variety of quilts. How can your Mom resist quilting with these ladies?

Janet said...

What a great show and tell, the ladies look so proud of their achievements and so they should. The quilts are beautiful.

Mary Beth said...

I LOVE the Judy Niemeyer quilt - love the colors too. I see the final whack quilt and see a possible avenue for your African fabric???? Enjoy the sun today!

Cheryl said...

How wonderful!!!!!! Amazing, talented ladies. Thanks for sharing.

Barb said...

I love that stack-n-whack type quilt. Is that a commercial pattern or something they came up with on their own? I see so many possibilities with that. Thanks for sharing.

gustoflight said...

That navajo quilt is truely amazing. I know the younger croud doesn't appriciate craft the same way you ladies do but I hope that the ones who do keep it alive. I am so inspired to whip something up!

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