Hi Fellow Quilters,
Have you heard of a Quilt Walk? Neither had I until Sharon Huse of Old Alley Quilt Shop in Sherburn, MN invited me to come to their quilt walk in January. This is an annual event they hold across the street at their community center to celebrate the completion of their block of the month. People walk around and enjoy the quilts in their full glory displayed on the hardwood floor. Here’s a photo of Sharon and me in the midst of all the beautiful quilts in the basement of the community center.
Old Alley Quilt Shop is owned by Sharon Huse and Becky Detert and yes, used to be the town’s bowling alley! The shop celebrated it’s 10th anniversary this fall.
I was delighted that they chose my Kaleidoscope Symphony book for their 2014 Block of the Month (BOM) project. My friend Lou Ann Weflen came along with me to see the quilt walk. She pieced the cover quilt shown below on the book so it was great we could enjoy this event together.
Sharon taught the BOM class at the shop and it was wonderful to see that over 30 people finished their quilt tops. It was so fun to see the variety of fabrics used. The idea behind the book is to make 9 different blocks with 4-patch kaleidoscope centers and then choose a quilt size that you wish. Most of the ladies made the queen size quilts which includes 18 blocks (2 each of the 9 blocks) and some made throws. Some ladies even made 2 quilts! In most cases, the fabric used in the wide border is the fabric used for the block center kaleidoscopes.
Sharon took photos of all of the quilts for me (when my phone battery died!).
Warning, lots of quilt photos ahead:)! Enjoy a virtual quilt walk…….
Sharon Huse’s quilts (teacher & shop owner)
Close-up of Sharon Huse’s large quilt
Carol Rudig’s work in progress. Great to have an example of how the quilt goes together.
Barb Jones close-up
Roxy Brummond close-up
Barb Mager close-up
Janell Johnson 2 quilts
Terry Luetgers 2 quilts
Nina Walter close-up 2 quilts
Linell Jacobs 2 quilts
Donna Kock – her 1st completed quilt, congrats!
Carolyn Eigenberg 2 quilts
Hope you liked this virtual quilt walk!
We thoroughly enjoyed visiting with Sharon and the ladies who made the quilts, and of course had fun visiting the quilt shop afterwards. Thank you Sharon for inviting me to attend!
Next post I’ll share some photos from the quilting cruise from which I just returned. It was a fun cruise with almost 30 quilters making Kaleidoscope Symphony throw size quilts.
Enjoy all of your quilt moments!