Lilo recently visited the European Patchwork Meeting in Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, France and discovered a wonderful exhibit they were featuring there. Swiss quilt group patCHquilt was celebrating their thirtieth anniversary by putting on a showcase of 100 challenge quilts for the occasion. The challenge was open to all members of the group of every skill level and each quilt had to adhere to the following criteria:

  • Works must be original, not from a kit and must include a red border.
  • They must be 30 cm wide, 120 cm long, and displayed portrait style.
  • The quilt must include at least 1/2 of the Edelweiss fabric (that each person received), and feature a piece of that same fabric that is 10 cm x 10 cm in size.

To join in the celebration with patCHquilt, we will be featuring four of the challenge quilts each week that were displayed as part of the exhibition at the European Patchwork Meeting.

Please enjoy the next four quilts from Heidi Hunninghaus, Heidi Kalt, Heidi Stucki, and Irene Knecht.

Title of Quilt: Alpine Procession

Quilter's Name: Heidi Hunninghaus

Title of Quilt: A Circle is a Round Square

Quilter's Name: Heidi Kalt

Title of Quilt: St. Gallen Embroidery

Quilter's Name: Heidi Stucki

Title of Quilt: Edelweisson Noble White

Quilter's Name: Irene Knecht

The Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show is a non-profit whose mission is to educate the public about the art, skill, and heritage of traditional and contemporary quilts and fiber arts, while enhancing the cultural vitality of the community of Sisters and Central Oregon. The kick off event for the 2020 season was a wonderful luncheon for sponsors/supporters where the guest speaker was Kimberly Bennefield of the Portland Modern Quilt Guild.
We first met Kimberly at the previous Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show in 2018, where she and members of the PMQ Guild had a special group display.
She shared her story and some of her quilts at the luncheon.
The most amazing part of her presentation???? She has only been quilting for 3 1/2 years!!! Yes, you heard me...since becoming an empty nester she decided to take up quilting and took it one step forward by taking over her garage for her new longarm. Listening to her presentation was such a shot in the arm for this quilter. Sometimes we get into a quilting mode that keeps you marching down the same thread and all you need to get excited about the road less traveled is to hear the story of a new quilter who has embraced the art with wild abandon!
Kimberly was the pervious President of the Portland Modern Quilt Guild and is now the program director. The Portland Modern Quilt Guild is a very active guild and is the largest Modern Quilt Guild in the US. With such a passionate member as Kimberly, I suspect there will be some amazing programs in 2020.
Stay tuned and travel along with us on Quilt Roadies.

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Ricky meets Margarita Korioth, a Peruvian quilter who moved to Minnesota. They talk about her quilts which incorporate newspapers and magazine clippings.

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Designers Patricia Belyea and Victoria Stone are owners of Okan Arts, and they lead creative quilting experiences and import vintage Japanese textiles. Patricia is also the author of East-Meets-West Quilts: Explore Improv with Japanese-Inspired Designs

Now, Okan Arts is having the biggest giveaway they have ever had which includes a Sashiko 2 machine by Baby Lock, a Clear Extension Table by Sew Steady, and 12 Large Spools of 12wt. Cotton Thread by Aurifil.

Click here to learn how to enter.


Have you ever wanted to try out every stitch on your sewing machine? We think Lynda MH Faires just might have done that in this spectacular quilt.

One Stitch at a Time was on display as part of the Alternative Techniques exhibit at the Houston International Quilt Festival 2019.

You can watch Lynda here at TQS in Show 2003: Vintage Charm Using Silk and Machine Threadwork.







Have you any idea what this block is called? Jinny's Game will help you learn.


It was love at first sight for Judy Kriehn and her Australian Shepherd, Moe. Who wouldn't love those eyes? Moe Dog! won an Honorable Mention in the Animal Kingdom category at the Houston International Quilt Festival 2019.


Starting today we would like for our Star members to update and complete their profile. You will soon see a pop up when you login to get your profile reviewed and up to date. We know it is a pain, but it's all for good. Our new website will launch late in the 1st quarter of 2020. As a way to protect your privacy we are only asking Star members to login at this time. Once you logged in, from that point on, you will automatically be logged in to the site, the forum, and the store. No more multiple sign ins. Yea!

In order to make this an easy trasition, we ask that you update and complete your Star profile. Thank again for your help. Next year is going to be a fun filled journey for us all.


Watch as Susan Stewart discusses her award-winning quilt.


Shadow Flower is the graphically dynamic quilt that is featured as the cover girl on Sheila's book, Quilts with an Angle. It was created using Sheila's triangle patchwork technique which she discusses in Show 2512.

ShadowFlowerbySheilaChristensen - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

ShadowFlowerbySheilaChristensen - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

ShadowFlowerbySheilaChristensen - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

ShadowFlowerbySheilaChristensen - 36 Pieces Rotating

ShadowFlowerbySheilaChristensen - 100 Pieces Rotating

ShadowFlowerbySheilaChristensen - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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