I met Linda at a meeting of the Mexico City Quilt Guild about 7 or 8 years ago, we've both moved away since then but we've kept in touch via e-mail. She sent some pictures that took me down 'memory lane'. A group of ladies meeting every Thursday for stitching, lunch, chatter, laughter, tears... oh, you know how it is! The ladies in this picture are Elaine and Anitta, not Linda. During one meeting I was hand quilting my Mile-a-Minute quilt with 'big stitch' quilting, using perle cotton. The group asked me to show them how to make one. This picture was taken the day after our workshop meeting at Elaine's house... where the fun had continued.... This is the mess that only 2 ladies made, there were about 8 or 9 of us at my home the day before so you can imagine the chaos, it was an unforgettable day... fun eh!
Linda's email says " Since you taught me the technique, I've included the 'mile a minute' quilt I made for my Mother's 90th birthday. Because her memory is fading, the quilt is called "Scraps of Memories" and I included many fabrics from her own quilting stash." here's the fabulous backing, what a brilliant way to use up extra blocks!!!.... Linda is a very experienced quilter, in fact... I can blame her quite safely for the seed of my need to purchase a Bernina 440 QE! 'twas Linda who first told me about the marvelous machine.
Thanks for the pictures Linda, and my trip down memory lane!