I moved from northern California, to Arizona last June.
I met Nedra in Gilbert, and we have been fast friends since!
We took a day trip to Payson Arizona,
and went to the Copper Needle.
It's a fabulous quilt shop where we met Gina, the owner.
Nedra invited me to a quilting group called "Farm Girl Chicks",
at Quilters Oasis in Mesa.
The rule is, you can only be working on a Lori Holt project.
Oh boy, is it ever a fun group, and right up my alley!
I love Lori Holt :)
There's laughing and sharing, more laughing and laughing again!
Ooohs and awwws at everybody's beautiful creations.
Last week, Becky Parzy came to our group
and showed us some of her beautiful quilts!
Here is Becky's version of Lori Holt's "Quilty Fun" quilt.
Becky said that she thinks it's much more interesting if you piece the back.
She always makes beautiful labels too :)
Here is Becky's version of her Penny Pig quilt,
from Lori Holt's "Farm Girl Vintage" book.
She used the Farmhouse Lane setting found on Page 128, and substituted Penny Pigs for the Farmhouses.
You can see Lori's quilt here.
Here's the back of Becky's Penny Pig quilt, really cute!
Here's Becky's Farm Girl Vintage quilt, so beautiful!
Becky said that she chose the border fabric and used the color scheme from the fabric to choose color choices for the blocks.
Such gorgeous machine quilting!!!
Notice the little printed borders that Becky added?
Very original :)
Lori always says that she loves it when someone makes one of her quilts "their own".
Becky had a couple of extra blocks which she added to the back.
Here's Becky's version of Lori's "Spelling Bee" quilt.
I took closeups so you could see the individual blocks.
The back of her Spelling Bee quilt.
The label :)
I'm not sure what this quilt is called, but it's lovely!
Becky has also made some really beautiful Tilda dolls.
Becky and her friend designed this sweet heart conversations quilt.
...and this pillow to match.
Nancy (in red) is the awesome and incredible and darling
host of our Farm Girl Chicks group.
She is also the heart and fun of the group too!
Nancy grew up with Ellen (white and blue), they have been best friends since childhood.
Ellen is good friends with Becky, that's how we were able to have Becky come to our group and do the trunk show.
They are all the sweetest ladies!!!
To add to the enjoyment, we had a baked potato bar for lunch with every single topping you can imagine!
This group is the highlight of my month!
I hope you enjoyed all the trunk show :)