The Tobicrafters Finish the Star Quilt

Beatrice Lockhart, Marlene Christophersen, Dorothy Pelkey and Carolyn Goodine display the finished quilt they began in January

Beatrice Lockhart, Marlene Christophersen, Dorothy Pelkey and Carolyn Goodine display the finished quilt they began in January

Early in January I visited with the Tobicrafters at one the bi-weekly quilting bees they hold at the Anglican Church in Andover. (See story here)
 
The ladies were just beginning to put together a new quilt, with a top in a beautiful star pattern in white and shades of purple.
 

Beatrice called me up last Tuesday to announce that they’d finally completed the quilt the previous Saturday so I immediately ran over to take photos and check out the finished quilt. It is lovely, a hand crafted work of art! It is 94 x 78 inches in size. It is available to purchase if you are interested, you may call Marlene at 273-2597 for more details.
 

They’d just started a new quilt in very pretty shades of tan and brown, in a rectangular geometric pattern.
 

Beatrice and Marlene are already working on a new quilt

Beatrice and Marlene are already working on a new quilt

Piecing together a quilt requires mathematical precision in cutting the fabric to ensure that the quilt pieces are all even. The quilts are generally made with all-cotton fabric for the tops and bottoms, and nothing goes to waste. All the tiny scraps that are left over from making quilts is donated to the SPCA, where they are used to stuff dog and cat beds.
 
The TobiCrafters hold a Quilting Bee at the Anglican Church Hall in Andover on Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 am-1 pm. New members are always welcome to join!

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