Sunday, March 11, 2012

diversi-TEA (A Quilted Mug Rug)

Last Thursday night, I attended my first "quilt guild" meeting of the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild.

I had such a wonderful time.

And except for bloggers, I can't say that I've ever met such a fun and welcoming bunch of ladies in one place at one time!

Their heartfelt welcome was overwhelming.

In fact, my friend Alicia and I, both new to quilting and guests of our friend, Caitlin, received a standing ovation from nearly 100 women for participating in the "mug rug swap".

I won't even lie...I teared up.  (I guess I really was more anxious about participating in the swap then I let on to be!)

Anyway, I just wanted to share with you the beautiful "mug rug" that I received.  (Each mug rug was wrapped up so you didn't know what you were choosing!)  The time and energy that was put into the creation I received is incredible.  Probably the same amount of time and energy I put into mine...only mine looked more like something a preschooler created and this looked like someone got their Ph.D. in Quilting!  he he)

Truly, though, this "mug rug" is a work of art.  I can't bear to think of placing a cup of coffee or greasy crumb cake on it.  Instead, I think I might frame it and hang it up in my new sewing room.



Even the quilting is exquisite!
Love these little birdies!

Beautiful backing fabric and binding!
And, in case you are unable to read the quote at the bottom it reads, 

"diversi-TEA...Understanding and accepting each individual is unique."


4 comments:

  1. Well even though ya couldn't see, you chose well! What a precious little mug rug!!1

    I'm glad ya got to go and have a blast!

    God bless ya and have yourself a bight sunny kinda day sweetie!!! :o)

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  2. I see Nezzy is hanging out here. :)
    She is great!!!
    Love your mugrug. I'd frame it too.
    I am sure that the person who chose yours was equally pleased.

    Call or email me about getting together this week--looking forward to it.

    Melinda

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  3. Hi Valerie,

    What a beautiful mug rug! It must be so fun to create something so beautiful and then offer it to someone else.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. Your kind words are appreciated! As Mother Teresa said, "Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love."

Valerie