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marmalade-sky
Name of Maker: Georgia Andrews
"Marmalade Sky" - Great Blue Heron at sunset - constructed with a combination of fused applique, traditional piecing and free motion stitching. Commercial cottons and recycled fabrics. Inspired by a photograph by Janis Morrison, Fresh Air Photography, by permission.
quilt-of-many-colors
Name of Maker: Ellen K. McBurney
I'm so excited about this quilt; was accepted into the MQX juried show in April '2015..  My first juried show.  This is a foundation pieced quilt and I used my fabric stach to make this quilt.  I was not tempted to buy new fabric and for me that is an accomplishment.  Maybe everybody who looks at my quilt will wish me luck and maybe or maybe not I'll win something; wouldn't that be exciting.   Hugs to all....Ellen
ribbons-2
Name of Maker: Ellen K. McBurney
This wall hanging was inspired by Libby Lehman.  It is my third attempt at her ribbons technique.  The more I play with this technique the more I love it ! 
FandangoTransformation
Name of Maker: Unknown piecer, Appliqué & lace embellishment by Leann McClain
September, 2014 I have dubbed this the teaching quilt, this large (101" x 111") quilt top was picked up at a yard sale in PA, pieced by an unknown person (someone Amish I was told) and then given to me to use for practice quilting.  I'm going to say right off the bat this is a fabulous learning tool. The gift that keeps on giving.......issues, but that is the beauty of it. I am learning to longarm cupping in the fans, inaccurate piecing, and dealing with poor pressing during construction, but that is where the learning curve is beneficial! It costs me my time (valuable) and the price of the backing, batting, thread, and is improving my quilt-vision. The colors are definitely old fashioned and dated, not to my taste. The piecer used pink cotton fabric and leftover pink/blue cotton print dress fabrics. I decided to spice it up with floral appliqué and lace because it lacked life and needed contrast. I feel the appliqué and lace perked it up and I'll put it on my long arm to give it dimension and depth.  January 19, 2015 update:  I have begun the process of quilting to now give it dimension.  That being said, it is giving me excitement as I work on it more. I drew a cable and feathers pantograph for the 11 ½ " border. I am using a rope tool for the inside blue border. January 31, 2015 update: After a week of jury duty I came home at night to find myself wanting to stand up and no more sitting!!! So, I quilted! I used Quilter's Dream 100% washable wool batting, and So Fine 60 weight polyester matching thread on the top with Bottom Line ecru thread in the bobbin.I finally finished the quilting last night and trimmed it up to be ready to be bound. I had thought I was going to use bias strips from the backing but feel now it would be too distracting from the border. I am going to try to find a close match for the pink background to use for binding. February 25, 2015 Binding completed! Another first for me in that scallopped binding. I simply bought pink bias quilt binding.  March 1, 2015 I could call this "Transformation" and leave it at that! I think I want to use fan somehow in the name. Those fans seem to dance around on the quilt. I think Fandango, a Spanish dance, fits. "Fandango Transformation" will be the name! Project complete.
wofling-transformed
Name of Maker: Carol Deards
Dogs have long been human companions, bred to create canines much different than the wolf ancestors of thousands of years ago.  And yet, we get glimpses now and again of their wild heritage.  The trappings of domestication fade as they chase a rabbit or shred a stuffed toy and, just for a moment, we can hear their ancestor's haunting call before the pets we know and love are themselves again.
This portrait is of Monique, my youngest standard poodle.  She had little human contact the first few months of her life and it took her a long time to enjoy and seek human affection and contact.
Currents
Name of Maker: Lyn Holman
I was interested in seeing Barbara Shapel on your show this week.
I used to live in the Middle East and went to a workshop of hers in Abu Dhabi in about 2009/10. She was as passionate about threads and the correct needles then as she is now.  
This was one of her early patterns and my first attempt at freezer paper applique.  She was an inspiring teacher.  I would love her to know I finished it and quilted it myself and embellished it with beads found in an Abu Dhabi souk !!
 
potluck
Name of Maker: Robin Gold
I designed this quilt for a modern quilt challenge to show that "modern" quilts could also be appliquéd, but it wasn't completed in time. Once I did finish it, I entered it in a couple of local shows, but it didn't place. Still, I love it, and a friend of my like it so much that she currently has it hanging in her entryway—it's on loan, I keep telling her 
what-goes-around-2
Name of Maker: Jeanne Hall
A wall quilt made from stash fabrics with an asian flare. I wanted to incorporate some New York Beauty blocks and add interest with slivers of fabric flanges to accentuate curves. It was fun as I played with blocks and fabrics. It was quilted on my Nolting 24 Pro with gold thread. I am pleased at how it ended up. The black piping at the binding edge was a needed frame.
intense
Name of Maker: Marcella Brown

The center of this quilt is a hand embroidered thread painting of a wolf. It took 200 hours to make the center panel, then I painted the background and made trapunto leaves. The borders have 76 oak leaves sewn on them. I love the colors in this quilt and they go well with the room in which it hangs, my guest bathroom.

rainbow-nest
Name of Maker: NA
Made the quilt for my daughter and her soon-to-be-born baby girl. The design is by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts. It is found in her children book of same title: Rainbow Nest. It is a combination of irish chain and raw edge applique. Instead, of the raw edge applique, I used needle-turned applique for the center medallion and freezer paper on top of the fabric while hand-sewing to hold and follow the shape of the elements. The background is white dots on white cotton fabric, and all the color fabric is batiks from the Rainbow line by Edyta Sitar. It took me twelve days, from start to finish, to complete this quilt, and a whole evening for cutting the fabric. The shape cut ruler was used for cutting the hundreds of little squares accurately and in very little time as it was possible to cut several layers of fabric at the same time. I also used chain sewing for the irish chain squares as demonstrated by Ricky Tims in one of his video on this site.
star-crossed-lovers
Name of Maker: Chip Styles
Thus wallhanging was made after viewing the Binding Tool Star video from the Missouri Star Quilt Co.  I called it Star Crossed Lovers because Valentine's Day is just 2 days away.  My 7 year old grandson, Jacob, chose the setting.  The wallhanging was quilted on my Elna Quilters Dream.
geese-over-the-hoffman-garden
Name of Maker: Jolene Shindler
Got to actually see my quilt this weekend at The Pioneer Museum in Dade City Florida this weekend! 2/7/15
cabin-in-my-garden
Name of Maker: Chip Styles
Log cabin with floral applique & 3 dimentional butterflies.
wildflowers-for-me
Name of Maker: Bonnie Lewis
After making an appliqued flower quilt for my granddaughter, I had to have one for myself.  I used wildflower patterns from several different sources and also three bird patterns.  The chains were all cut from one multicolor fabric.

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