Good friends from high school are visiting. On Marcia's left is Mary Ann Colacino Cocola from Geneva. And on her left is Marcia Bennett Thomsen, also known as "Beanie", who was living in Montana and is now from Arizona.
Beanie and her husband, Lyle, stayed with us for a couple of days.
Beanie and Mary Ann are artists, and Mary Ann is also a quilter. So naturally, we had to look at quilts. Marcia is holding a quilt top made from the Yikes pattern, and the quilt on the table is a Puzzle Quilt.
We pinned Mary Ann's latest quilt top on the wall to admire it. She made it from batik scraps left from other quilts she made for her two sons. She says she mixed the light and dark fabrics, and added a great striped fabric for the inner border that will also be used for the binding. We think it's terrific!