Monday, August 21, 2017

Mrs. Dorothy Edwards Hosts Trunk Show in Her Home

Friday, August 18, 2017

Mrs. Dorothy Edwards of Tularosa, New Mexico hosted a trunk showing of quilts she had made to three friends who are also Red Hat sisters. There were probably 30 quilts in all, but in viewing these lovely works of art, I completely forgot about taking pictures until she was almost through. Attending were Gail Swineford, Trudy Reese and myself, Carla Kerr (all of Alamogordo, New Mexico). Dorothy had an interesting story to go with each quilt. When she was finished, she pulled one out of a basket that was ragged and threadbare that had been a favorite of her deceased husband saying, "This is truly a quilt that has been loved to pieces."

Afterwards, we enjoyed refreshments of fruit, egg salad finger sandwiches, coffee and ice tea. We thoroughly enjoyed visiting and talking about everything imaginable and just sharing out thoughts and experiences in life. Dorothy has chickens and sells fresh eggs. If you ever eat one these eggs, you will never go back to eggs bought in the store. I bought a dozen that day and my husband and I have never enjoyed eggs so much as we have this week.

This is one of Dorothy's Christmas quilts

This quilt uses a plethora of blue squares and it has been around for a while
This shows the backside of the quilt above and Dorothy explained that this quilt is known as a "cheater quilt" because the piecing on it is actually printed into the fabric.
Dorothy loves colorful fabric as you can see by this quilt
This is another quilt of older vintage and this pattern has a name, but I didn't capture it
L to R: Dorothy, Trudy and Gail
Dorothy is talking about one of the quilts while Trudy listens
This is a smaller quilt that Dorothy is completely hand sewing and quilting
Dorothy made this wall hanging in honor of one of her cats
I just had to have a photograph of her beautiful floral arrangement on her dining table
Dorothy and Carla Kerr
I do apologize that I didn't take the camera out sooner because she has so many phenomenal quilts that you would have enjoyed seeing! What a lovely way to spend an afternoon with good friends, food, art and conversation!

This is all I have to say for now.

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