The Quilting Covey recently completed an Agave Cluster Quilt, a beautiful quilt of 56 unique agave baskets. This project was done as a “sewing bee,” as well as a lesson on paper piecing, a technique involving a paper foundation. Fabric pieces are pieced, sewing directly onto the paper. Once the block is completed, the paper is ripped off.
Our resident expert, Ann Nease, did a great job demonstrating the technique for those who had never done it before. The Covey worked on it for several Mondays and Thursdays as a group, cutting, sewing, pressing and piecing each unique agave. The completed quilt will cover the top of a queen-sized bed.
The Quilting Covey plans to sell the Agave Cluster Quilt at the Quail Creek Fall Festival Arts and Craft Fair, November 5 and 6. This colorful quilt with a southwest feel is just one of the many beautiful quilts and other items for sale at the fair. We would love to see you at the fair!