Pieceful Nights is a sampler quilt by Lori Smith of From My Heart to Your Hands. It was the first Thursday Block of the Month Club's project for 2009-10. This group of veteran quilters was captivated with "What if(s)?" and "Wow(s)" and "If you color it this way, you can see the star." Pieceful Nights became a fascinating study in color, value and design. The pattern has Y seams, miters, 15/16th" cutting and piecing that needs concentration. The eighteen finished quilts were accepted as a special exhibit at the Quilt Expo in Madison, WI in September and again at the St. John's Piecemakers Quilt Show in Waunakee in October of 2010. Thanks, Lori, for designing a pattern that gave us such a fun year.
Mill House Quilts Scrap Club hosted the second annual UglyFabric Quilt Show on June 11, 2011. Club members chose an ugly or challenging fabric from their stash and used their creativity to turn that fabric into a beautiful quilt--lemonade out of lemons. See what creativity can do!
The Mill House Quilts Staff Challenge was a fun event. Each staff member was to use a pattern and fabric from the store to make anything they wished. The variety of projects was really exciting. You, the customers, were able to participate by voting on the different projects to decide the "winner", and those that voted for the winning project were eligible for a special prize drawing. What a deal! This years prize winner was Mary Joy, and the top vote getter was Cut Up. Thanks to our staff for their terrific creations, and a special thanks to all our customers for joining us in this event.