Monday, July 15, 2013

Saturday with Cherry Guidry

I hope you had the opportunity to join us welcoming Cherry Guidry to Bright Hopes on Saturday. We had a wonderful time hearing her journey into the world of pattern-making. For those who unable to attend, I have a few photographs to share.

Here is Celeste, who has made a number of Cherry Blossom Quilting samples for the shop and Pearl with Cherry, standing in front of her newest pattern offering, Sunday Ride (one of two Cherry brought for the show!!!!)

Earlier this year, Cherry loaned us this sample of her Christmas wreath and I had a chance to shoot a close-up so you can see the lovely machine quilting . Cherry does her own quoting as well as piecing. SHe gave us tips on creating the tranpunto appearance you see below. This is one of the reasons Trunk Shows and Meet-Ups are so exciting; you never know what you will learn!

Here are two close-ups of the blocks from Sunday Ride, to give you and idea of her quilting and fabric choices. This sample used batiks. Notice the attention to detail!!!

I want to make this block as a stand-alone!

Here is a good shot of the second sample of Sunday Ride, using a more muted palette and gives you a better idea of the final size of the quilt itself. Her quilting on this one was fabulous and inventive!

Here is a close-up.

And another. Fantastic work!

In addition to the machine applique designs, Cherry has a new pieced pattern for your viewing pleasure. The center of each block has an appliqué but the rest of the design is pieced.

We have complete collection of Cherry's pattern in stock and several shop samples. 

I hope you enjoyed a short review of the Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio trunk show, THANK YOU THANK YOU to Cherry Guidry for her time and enthusiasm, 

 and remember, 
next Saturday, July 20 is Mary Green's presentation of Modern Quilts and a review of QuiltCon. This is a free meeting and open to anyone who would like to learn more about this new direction in the world of quilt-making.

As seating is somewhat limited, we ask that you give us a call to reserve a chair and give us a more accurate idea of space requirements.
See You Saturday!!

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