Michigan quilters visit LaPorte

LaPorte was the June vacation destination for members of Main Street Quilters based in Northville, Mich.  

They stayed at the home of LaPorte resident Berte Baker, who departed the southeastern Michigan community for retirement in Colorado four years ago. Last year the group challenged members to each craft a Log Cabin pattern variation quilt of any size.  

Members worked independently and the final products were revealed during their first breakfast in LaPorte. Projects included wall hangings and tablerunners, plus bedcovers in twin and queen sizes.

Local sites of interest visited by the group included Trail Ridge Road, the Poudre River with dinner picnic, the Bee Family Centennial Farm and a sewing class at The Sewing Circle in Fort Collins.  Fabrics purchased in Colorado with columbine and hummingbirds will form the basis for the 2012 quilt challenge for the quilters, who will gather next summer in Michigan.

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