Saturday, May 21, 2011
Betty loves hand quilting and did most of the full-size quilts on a round wooden hoop while sitting up in her bed watching TV. She has added machine quilting to her skills, but still favors hand quilting, particularly for her exquisite applique work. Her quilts have often been prize winners at PBQ shows. She has also been in the IQA show in Houston and AQS in Paducah.
When Betty Bingham's husband, Joe, retired, he became interested in what his wife was involved in--quilting. Our children's quilt group leaders prepared several packets for members to take home and complete. Joe and Betty took 23 quilt tops home, and Joe layered and quilted them on Betty's domestic sewing machine. Betty helped with binding and they returned the 23 completed quilts to our children's quilt inventory. Joe is a PBQ member now and enjoys all the educational features of our meetings. Betty manages our library and keeps our books rotating. Thanks, Betty and Joe!
Sorting and selecting quilts to send. Pictured are (left to right) Shirley Wiltshire, Wanda Wallace, David Wallace, Vivian Plummer, and Lida McDowell