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Name of Maker: Carol Moellers
This is my 2015 IQA silent auction quilt I am calling "Dots and Dashes". It is a modern art quilt with an important message. There are times we get lost in all the chaos that goes on in our life. We need to just stop, take a moment, pause, and reflect on what is important in life. "Dots and Dashes" spells out a message in Morse code. It says, "Live every moment, Love every day,  Because before you know it precious time slips away." It was a fun quilt to make. Measures 17" x 31".
Name of Maker: Dasha Korolova
My mum loves to knit, and she has a favorite cat. I sewed quilt with blocks of cats and balls of yarn for her. There are fragment of cross-stitch in the middle where women knits and cats playing with thread.
Name of Maker: Wilma Moss
A miniature adaptation of "Feather Bed," a quilt designed by Ana Maria Horner (anamariahornerblogspot.com). The original pattern uses strip-pieced units for the feathers. Since I wanted a mini, I used whole pieces of fabric for the sides of the feathers and 2" by 4" blocks instead of  4.5" by 9" blocks. These measurments enabled me to keep within the miniature quilt guidelines for quilt shows. I re-sized it in Electric Quilt 7. It won a blue ribbon in the Lone Star Heritage Quilt Guild Show, 2015 and a blue ribbon and Judges's Choice in the Mineola League of Arts Show, 2015. I have made one full sized feather block from the pattern and plan to make a full-size quilt.
Name of Maker: Andrea fleiner
I too needed a "quick" baby quilt and after seeing the episode where Alex Anderson gave instructions for such a quilt I started working on it. I had just such a cute owl fabric for it...
After all the piecing the whole quilt, I felt it was too empty in the middle and told myself, it just can't be that hrad to draw a little owl... So here it is.
Another great idea I used from one of the shows with Pat Holly, where she decorated her background fabric - well I did the same for the owl body fabric, which of course then meant that I had to turn the edge under before doing the machine applique.
quilt top before quilting
Name of Maker: Heather V
This is a lone star baby quilt, with a pieced checkerboard/woven background behind the star. This quilt was a gift to a friend, for her newly adopted baby girl; the basketweave background is symbolic of the birth mother and the adoptive mother, woven together through this precious little girl. The Lone Star was chosen because of ties to Texas, and the ribbon fabric and theme in the quilting symbolize the baby's name, Jubilee. This quilt was meant to scream "celebration!" as loud as the baby's name does; I think it worked! I hope. 

The star was strip pieced and then cross cut and assembled, the background was pieced in the traditional method, and because of the pieced background there was no way to do this without the traditional Y seams, so the quilt was assembled as half-stars (the 4 star points joined), then the background pieces inset between the diamonds, then the outside ribbon fabric added, and finally the 2 halves joined together across the middle. 

This was my first time making a Lone Star, and my first time doing anything with Y seams, at all. 

Quilting was done with my walking foot, including the bow detail in the outside corners.
Name of Maker: Kim M. Majczan
I needed a quick baby quilt design for a my daughter's friend.  I had just watched the recent show featuring Alex's design to make a just that.  I decided to make it and quilt it myself. Most of my quilts are quilted by a wonderful long armer but I didn't have time to wait so I did it myself.
Name of Maker: Paula J Tuano
Our Guild had a challenge to make a quilt in red, white and blue for the Wounded Warrior Project. We ended up with 50+ quilts which we donated to be given away at Fort Belvoir, VA at Christmas.
Name of Maker: Paula J Tuano
Hand appliqued and quilted.  Adapted from a pattern by Patricia Campbell.  
Name of Maker: M Goldsmith
i  made this quilt for my son Louis. I named it Opal bracelet because it reminded me of my mothers opal bracelet from my childhood. 
It was on a black background and flashes of blues ,greens and sparkling colours. 
I used a black print as the background and  a band of eggplant kona fabric with a mix of circles in Kaffe Fassett fabrics. The quilting is mostly pebbling and pea pods. 
Name of Maker: me
I bought an old Mad men style office chair on ebay for $10  and  wanted to recover it. But all I had was  1/2 metre of  robert Kaufman fabric that I fell in love with and bought 2 years ago. Not quite enough to cover a chair. So  I used my applique skills to improvise. On the seat , appliqued a wreath of hearts on a black background and I am happy with the results. 
I now have a great sewing chair for very little money. 
Name of Maker: Joyce Harrison
Made for my daughters' June 21, 2015 summer solstice wedding.
Original block pattern called "Moon over the Mountain" as well as inspiration from a Jean Wells quilt.
All batik top with black panels on the back.
Over-all quilting design called "breath of the Gods" by www.UrbanElementz.com 
It is going to be entered into the Tucson Quilt Show in Feb. 2016.
Quilted with Isacord #40 wt. thread top and bottom.
Name of Maker: Wendy J Grande
A friend shared this poem with me, written by Bob Perks, and I could not stop thinking about it!  When I showed it to my daughter Allyson, we thought it should be captured on a quilt.  We equated four of the lines to seasons of the year and wrote them in the flower  wreaths and sun.  To complete the seasons theme trees were added; and a delicate inner border left plenty of space for a wonderful quilting.  My dear friend, Alex Anderson, designed the quilting for the border.
The original quilt is Hand Applique with fabric, trim and ribbons.  The quilt has also been replicated using the Cameo by Sillhouette to cut out the trees, leaves and flowers. Machine stitches were used to create the wreaths and machine applique the components in place.   
Name of Maker: Sharon Blaylock
This was made from a kit.  I really liked how it came out.  It iwas fun to do.
Name of Maker: Deborah Ennis
I just had to try to make this quilt and try the quilting techniques that I saw in the October  2013 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine. 
I used my precious gems in my stash of favorites and got to work on this colorful quilt. 
The photo in the magazine displays Tula Pinks design talent and Angela Walters quilting skills. 
My quilt doesn't shine as brightly as the magazine, but, I finished it and really like it also.
Name of Maker: Deborah Ennis
I made this sampler to attain more experience.  I started this quilt long ago and finally finished it this year.  I gave it to my beautiful grand-daughter to keep her warm.
Name of Maker: Deborah Ennis
This quilt was made especially for my beautiful daughter.  I pieced it in two months and then took two years to finish the borders and the quilting.  I also made matching pillow cases for it.  My husband and I finally got it to her this year.  She now lives out of state.  Making this for her was fun and I learned a lot.

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