One of the many (no make that one of the few) perks of being a census taker last spring was driving around the beautiful northwoods, getting to places I've never seen before. The lupine was in full bloom and just amazing. So, here is block #3 for my Power of the World quilt. Yes, I pressed and dried lupine blooms and leaves and used them for the design. I needed some pinks and purples in this quilt anyway.
The Applique Artists group met for the first time last night at Your Arts Program gallery. Five lively ladies who love applique attended with me, and are very enthusiastic about this group. We plan to design and make an appliqued lap quilt to donate to "Comfort for Alzheimer's Study Volunteers." Participants of this study who have mild to moderate cognitive impairment will be given donated quilts. We meet the first Wednesday of the month from 6 to 8 pm; see the web site for further details: http://www.yourartsprogram.org/