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ivy-s-quilt
Name of Maker: MaryAnne Jarvin

Our granddaughter's parents wanted a high contrast quilt for their first child because of the studies that show this kind of image stimulates baby's eyesight and brain development. 

fall-explorations
Name of Maker: Wilma Brock

This table runner was made with a group of friends, as we explored surface design; print making with shiva sticks, foiling, embossing, and fabric painting with fabric paints and Inktense blocks. Each leaf block started out as a plain white fabric. I was also reading Jean Wells book "Journey to Inspired Art Quilting" so I made the alternate blocks with her curved piecing method. We gave ourselves "permission to play" and it was a lot of fun!

america-the-beautiful-2
Name of Maker: Carol Ann Freda

This is a BOM from a 1998 Peacemakers Calendar that included a BOM for each month to complete the calendar quilt. 

The blocks blended together between the blocks. The lines of the background were matched together and some appliqué  was added between two blocks after they were completed. It was hand quilted after the whole top was completed.

birds-of-a-feather-mah-jongg-peacocks
Name of Maker: Karen Snedeker

This quilt is a wall hanging I made for a  friend who loves peacocks.  She and I met through Mah Jongg so the Asian theme is perfect for her - we are Birds of a Feather!  The center was a purchased panel that I quilted heavily on my domestic machine, adding borders and appliques for accent.  

shattered-hourglass
Name of Maker: Jessica singleton

This is very scrappy quilt. tiny scraps are pieced into one long 2 in wide strip. The strip was then sewn into strip sets, which where then used to cut the large quarter- square triangles. 

little-red-bird
Name of Maker: Flora May Kercheval

This is a postage stamp quilt with appliqué in the middle.

for-the-love-of-stars
Name of Maker: Carol Freda

I made this quilt back in the late 90's.The center medallion was pieced first, then sat in my UFO box for a couple years. I had enjoyed drafting it, and decided to complete it with stars drafted from octagon wedges. It is an original design, drafted on graph paper using plastic mylar templates for all the star pieces. They were "fussy cut" and sewn together. The rest of the design followed after. 

Medallion quilts are enjoyable for me, as you start with a spark of inspiration and build on it throughout the quilt making process.

It is a throwback, I got a laugh out of Pantone's color (s) of the year this year...yep I've done that back in the day, twice actually in my beginning quilt days. 

I am sure I got the basic octagon wedge from Jinny Beyer's book The Quilters Album of Blocks & Borders. A wonderful reference and source of inspiration.

Mi-kmaq-carpenter-s-star
Name of Maker: Linda Ames

This quilt is 102 inches x 104 inches.   It is double batted with Hobbs Heirloom Premium Wool and a layer of Legacy Bamboo Blend Batting on the back.  The whole thing is flannel.  She's pretty heavy!  I expect it will be warm during cold winter nights.

I designed the quilt using Electric Quilt 7.  It's a simple pattern that shows off the quilting well and went together quickly.  The backing is a lovely tone-on-tone in grey, which I used in one of the borders then feathered around it to frame the inside medallion.  

I used Glide Cool Grey on both front and back.  Glide has become my 'Go To' for most of my quilting.  It's strong and doesn't cause a lot of dust or breakage during the stitch-out.  992,861 stitches in this baby and not one break! The quilt was finished using my Statler by Gammill combined with some ruler work.  The designs (and - of course - my inspiration) came from Bill Hibbett and Karen McTavish  (both from Legacy Quilting) and Christy Dillon from MyCreativeStitches.com.  I also used a Digitech Patterns from the Heart of my Heart collection in each of the corners, pulling together the outside borders.  

conjunction
Name of Maker: Carol Freda

This quilt started out as a geometric doodle I did on graph paper. I wanted to make a "Modern Quilt". I refined it, so that it could be machine pieced. It was challenging, but doable. Adding to the difficulty was the black and white wavy background, which I needed to align and match  across the quilt.

I included the "Flying Geese" traditional blocks in the "Modern" pieced design. It reminds my son of when the planets align. This quilt certainly challenged my skills in conjoining, so I call it "Conjunction".

simply-quilts-show-quilt
Name of Maker: Carol Freda

I made this quilt after watching a "Simply Quilts show episode. I took fabric from my stash that matched a love seat I had at the time. Alex Anderson instructed us to cut a bunch of different fabrics into 2 inch squares, then put them in a bag and shake them up. Then pull out a square and lay it out in a square grid, as they are picked. I only changed 3 squares positions once I had done this. I then expanded the quilt, by adding the larger squares, rectangles and an inner border. To finish, I hand quilted each square with a different design for each fabric. 

This quilt has been hanging over our changing T.V.'s for the last 13 or 14 years (Date made uncertain). I've made quite a few quilts since then, many more technically challenging, but this is one of my favorites.

Red Delicious by Esther Aliu
Name of Maker: Esther Aliu

'Red Delicious' was my first BOM! Celebrating all the red things in life which I love. 

This quilt generated so much interest that it inspired me to start my own Yahoo BOM Group! That Group has since moved over to become a Facebook Group, and it all started with this simple and lovely red design. 

http://estheraliu.blogspot.com.au/p/red-delicious_19.html

childhood-memories-2
Name of Maker: Chip Styles

This is a quilt made for the son of a friend from t-shirts he gathered will on holidays.  The quilt his machines pieced and quilted.

dresden-plate-3
Name of Maker: Sandra Thomas

This is my first Dresden plate quilt; the blocks are 20" square.  The plates are machine appliqued using a blanket stitch.  I also made the pillow shams.  I am usually drawn to earth tones so working with these colors was a bit out of my element but I really enjoyed the challenge.  

earth-air-fire-2
Name of Maker: NA

The image is a wild tree sent against a fiery sunset.

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