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October 5, 2020
"The Retreat" ~~ Finished!! from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Way back in July of 2019, I attended a quilt retreat in Baton Rouge with other members of the BRMQG. After I got home, I finished up the top and added it to the bin. A couple of weeks ago I dug through the bin and chose this top to quilt. 

A little blue thread, feathers in the border, and some improv quilting.

I don't know what I did unless I really look at the individual motifs. In other words, I just had fun.

The back of the quilt is this solid blue linen and, because it was too ...

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July 20, 2020
BRMQG Retreat -- my projects from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Remember reading about the Baton Rouge MQG retreat at the River Retreat House over the July 4th weekend. In this post I highlighted some of the works my friends created

Finally, I get to tell you about the pieces I worked on. Admittedly, I played as much as I worked. So the end results won't be much, but nevertheless, here they are. 

I started with the Sugaridoo row that needed doing. I'd packed one basket just for that purpose. Honestly, I didn't like it but once I saw it with the rest of the quilt, I decided ...

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July 18, 2020
BRMQG Retreat! from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Oh my goodness! I had such fun at the Baton Rouge MQG retreat! We stayed at the River Retreat House in Baton Rouge.

 It's a beautiful brick home with a studio area that wraps around the side and back of the home. It sleeps 11 but can accommodate more in the studio if there are some day-sewers who can't spend the night. 
I worked on four projects: my Sugaridoo BOM row, two postcards for my sister, an easy 8" square top, and an improv top using some of my text fabrics. 

But let's talk about my friends ...

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March 12, 2020
Baton Rouge MQG ~~ March from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

As the coronavirus begins it's march through Louisiana, I've been thinking of several things. I have friends in every corner of the state, most of whom are my age or older, and it's a bad time to be 60+. 

Most of those friends are quilters who live in the Baton Rouge area. I hope that all are well and I will get to see them at the next BRMQG meeting. If you are in the wake of COVID-19, please be safe. If you're lucky, as my family are, keep the world in your prayers.

These pictures ...

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February 2, 2020
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Athena LaTocha from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Remember back when I went to the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans with friends from the BRMQG? I wrote about Sherri Lynn Wood's work and then last week I finally introduced Beili Liu

There was another artist whose work I thoroughly enjoyed. She is Athena LaTocha and her work on heavy paper is stunning. I find the pieces to be moving, especially considering that she want to make an impactful statement how humans affect the environment through waste.  

Do these not make you stop for a moment and consider just how much waste is created? How that waste ...

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January 26, 2020
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: {artist} Beili Liu from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I was looking through photos from the artist-in-residence open house at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans. I realized that there were a few artists that I wanted to introduce to you. One of those is Beili Liu. Her work speaks to me through color, shape and theory. It helps that her grandmother's crocheted bed spread (and hundreds of needles) are part of one of her exhibits. 

 You can't see it in this photo, though I did try to get relatively close, but every thread hanging from this tar-covered piece holds a needle. I did not even ...

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January 20, 2020
January BRMQG from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

The Baton Rouge MQG meeting on the 6th was interesting. Check it out. Show and tell.


Sugaridoo QAL blocks. 

Show and share of the pieces that we created in the Sherry Lynn Wood workshop. 

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November 15, 2019
Baton Rouge MQG November meeting from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I am still playing catch-up for last week. The BRMQG had its November meeting with several show and share ideas. Also, a treat for me, the president brought in a guest from Germany. Bridget and Marquita met in an airport. One had a quilt sticker on her luggage and the other saw it. Of course, they struck up a conversation.

Yvonne's take on a women
in history challenge
 Bridget decided to attend the Houston Quilt Fest and contacted Marquita (they've kept in touch) and the two decided to make a road trip. One from overseas, the other from ...

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October 11, 2019
BRMQG October Meeting from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

So this month I had a Baton Rouge guild meeting, but the Cotton Quilters took the month off. We did just have the show.

But BRMQG has some things happening. Here are some Show and Share pictures. Can you tell this is the modern guild?

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