Monday, March 05, 2007

Crazy 9 Patch Block of the Month Quilt


Big doings this week at the Crazy 9 Patch Quilt Shop in Ramona, CA. The annual San Diego Cruisin' Quilters Run kicked off on Saturday, March 3rd.

The shop was all dressed up in its finery. Luscious fabrics, tempting kits, and the best notions were everywhere. There were fat quarter ghosts in the classroom. Every wall was adorned with fabric in the form of wall hangings and quilts. It was like a quilters wonderland.

The shop expects to see several hundred quilters this week. This is the 3rd year of the Cruisin Quilters quilt run and this one promises to be bigger than the last. This year there are 18 participating quilt shops in San Diego County.

Martha, the owner of the C9P, ran a year-long promotion selling Block of the Month (BOM) kits every month during 2006. There were over 40 participants. On February 24th, Martha had a BOM Show for quilters to display their completed quilts. There were about a dozen quilts with the BOM blocks in different settings. Martha's entry used gold batiks to showcase the BOM blocks. I quilted it like the branch of a tree with the fruit being the blocks. It is very striking. The quilt is featured in the shop window adjacent to the front door. It says, "Welcome to the Crazy 9 Patch"

I heard that the 2007 BOM club has over 100 registered participants. Martha may have to add on another room to display these beauties.

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This is called Fruit Cocktail

This is called Fruit Cocktail
It is all batiks