One of the demos that I attended was on the Disappearing Nine Patch. Many of the quilters on the Internet have been talking about this pattern recently. As FABs we have been discussing this one as well--especially when considering patterns that make up quickly when we are thinking of making donation quilts.
The gal doing the demonstration referred us to two web sites for further information. The first link is of interest if you are using scraps or charm packs to make this pattern: http://snippetsofaquilter.blogspot.com/2007/10/charm-square-quilt.html. The second link of interest that she gave us is useful if you are using strips of fabric rather than squares. This one makes up quite quickly. http://www.myquiltblog.com/nancyrose/4624
These women are at one of the vendor booths. They are all crowded around a table of fabric pieces. You picked out what fabric you wanted - some pieces were 1/2 m and some were closer to a fat quarter in size. Your chosen fabric pieces were then weighed and you paid for your fabric by the pound. One woman commented that it was like going through someone else's stash. It was great fun!
This quilt is a BQ quilt. I can't see one of these without thinking of the FABs as this style of quilt makes up quickly and showcases kid friendly prints so well making it a great choice for a donation quilt.
This was a Kaffe Fassett inspired quilt. I thought some of my green fabric collection paired up with my growing floral collection could be used to make myself one of these.
These are pictures of one of the quilts that were made and donated to the Canadian Comfort and Remembrance Project. This project has been endorsed by the Department of National Defense. This is an opportunity to show encouragement, support and care to the seriously wounded and to next-of-kin who have lost soldiers in Canadian forces in overseas missions. Read more about this project here: http://www.picketfencefabrics.com/PFF_CCRP.htm
This woman was drawing a crowd. Imagine being able to sew by machine anywhere without power!