The Undercover Quilters :: Martin Marten Quilt Reveal

 A Bear Visits Martin by Susan Mondry

A Bear Visits Martin by Susan Mondry

The Undercover Quilters is my quilting book club.  We have 14 members now, though two have moved away.  For those who don't know we read a book every month just like a regular book club.  Every year we choose one book we've read to make quilts from.  You should also know that the only rule about our club is that you can't quit.  You don't have to read the book and you don't have to make a quilt.  For this exhibit we have 10 finished quilts.  I should also note that though we call this a quilt "reveal" we have actually seen the quilts along the way.  There's often a lot of finishing in that last month though and often there are wonderful surprises.

This year our book choice was Martin Marten by Brian Doyle.  This book is a coming of age novel about a boy named Dave and a marten named Martin.  It's just wonderful and set right here in Oregon on the slopes of Mt Hood.  As you'll see, our quilts celebrate the nature of the Pacific Northwest. 

When we do our quilt reveal meeting it's just a few days before the Mt Bachelor Quilters' Guild show which is our debut exhibition.  We never really know which quilts will be complete, there's always some that have a little ways to go (or sometimes a lot).  Some of our members are a bit shy, but I've posted the quilt name and maker's name for each.  I love that every maker has a different style.  We often try new techniques for these quilts and we share our quilt knowledge at every meeting.  Enjoy the quilts and be ready for the next post from the quilt show in which all of these quilts will be complete.

 Flash of Gold by Cheryl Chapman

Flash of Gold by Cheryl Chapman

 Maria and the Finch by Kristin Shields

Maria and the Finch by Kristin Shields

 Peek-a-Boo Marten by Sally Black

Peek-a-Boo Marten by Sally Black

 ZigZag River by Betty Gientke

ZigZag River by Betty Gientke

 What's That? by Martha Phair Sanders

What's That? by Martha Phair Sanders

 Baggallini Bandit by Cindy O'Neal

Baggallini Bandit by Cindy O'Neal

 Living on Wy'east by Lani Sanders

Living on Wy'east by Lani Sanders

 Watch & Learn by Jane Jensen-Davis

Watch & Learn by Jane Jensen-Davis

 Wy'east by Suzanne Martin

Wy'east by Suzanne Martin