Shelly Scott-Tobisch loves delectable mountain blocks and was delighted with this quilt, Song of Friendship, made by Carrie Lakatos and Faith McCleod.

Learn precision piecing from Shelley and Bernie in Show 2506.

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis


Today we continue our selection of quilts recently displayed at the Spring Paducah 2019 show featured as part of The 14th Quilt Nihon Exhibition. The exhibit is described as:

"Organized by the Japan Handicraft Instructors' Association, the Quilt Nihon Exhibition is one of the most prestigious international quilt contests in Japan. The exhibit features 42 quilts from the "Innovative Traditional" category, which will later be exhibited at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art."

Please enjoy the sixteenth quilt from the exhibition by Yoko Nagakubo.

Title of Quilt: Beginning of Morning

Quilter's Name: Fusako Yamada

Dimensions: 71" x 71"


In her quilt, The Space Between Us, a continuation of her series on old rusted cars, Esterita Austin feels there is still life left in the machines which have been put out to pasture. She says she can, "Relate well to the rusty old forms".

The Space Between Us by Esterita Austin was on display as part of the Miniature Art Exhibit at the Houston International Quilt Festival 2018.

Watch Esterita in Show 506: Picture Perfect.



Alex calls this simple nine-patch design "a beautiful and absolutely perfect quilt".

Learn from Shelley and Bernie in Show 2506.

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis


Who doesn't love a cute puppy dog quilt? Jane fell in love with the photo of the dog in the hat and got permission to make the quilt. We love the name...olivermaverickdoodle...on Instagram.

Oliver by Jane Haworth was on display as part of the Miniature Art Exhibit at the Houston International Quilt Festival 2018.



"Recently during a visit to Houston, I had an opportunity to have dinner with Lester and Libby Lehman. We ate at a fantastic Mexican restaurant called Guadalajara. Libby chose that restaurant because it has, “the best margaritas in the world!” She was right!

Libby’s progress continues to improve. She is not only engaging with conversation better than she was on a previous visit, but she is more active at instigating conversation. Her memory is spectacular!

While she is no longer able to quilt, she has a wonderful quality of life. She enjoys Jeopardy, wheel of fortune, and assembling jigsaw puzzles.

We both enjoyed our margaritas and did a little happy dance as we left the restaurant. Libby is and continues to be a miracle." -Ricky Tims



Fan quilt, creator unknown, but possibly Laura Jane Jackson (b. 1897, d. 1991), the mother of Leete Jackson, Jr. Circa 1940.
Gift of Dayle Sillerud, TTU-H2015-076-001.

Football Hero’s Quilt

By Marian Ann J. Montgomery, Ph.D.,
Curator of Clothing and Textiles, the Museum of Texas Tech University

A Fan pieced block pattern quilt came into the collection of the Museum of Texas Tech University in 2015. The donor found it at an estate sale in Lubbock and noticed that it bore the name “Leete Jackson.”  For football enthusiasts the name Leete Jackson is as important in Lubbock as current football superstars Patrick Mahomes or Troy Aikman.

Leete Jackson, Jr. (b. 1922, d. 2012) was a football hero who lead his Lubbock High School team, also known as the “Cinderella Team,” to the Texas state football championship in 1939. After High School, he went onto play for Texas Technological College (known as Texas Tech University today) under the legendary coach, Pete Cawthon, but World War II interrupted Jackson’s football career at Tech.  Jackson enlisted and served with distinction in the Marine Air Corps where he was a decorated torpedo bomber with The Red Devils in the Pacific theater.  Following the War he returned to Tech and completed his degree.

The name of Lubbock football hero Leete Jackson Jr., is on the quilt given to the Museum.

The fabrics in the quilt date it to circa 1940. The dark colors and bright red seem masculine in nature. Jackson’s name is sewn onto the quilt on a small tag. Research in the community didn’t yield much information about who or why the quilt was made. It is a beautiful addition to the Museum’s holdings and a somewhat unusual version of the Fan pattern. Please take this as an example of why quilters need to put labels with the pertinent who, what and why on their quilts, so that future generations can enjoy the story.

Another lovely example of a fan quilt, made by Ethel Abernathy of Lubbock, Texas. Learn more about Ethel and her quilt story here.

Grandmother’s Fan Quilt by Ethel Abernathy, circa 1939.
Gift of Judith Abernathy, TTU-H2015-082-002

(Photo courtesy Museum of Texas Tech University)

Learn more about the Museum of Texas Tech University Textile Collections.

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We tend to think the world is huge...when in fact it is small...so small. I am reminded of that old game the 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon. You know, it was based on the game 6 degrees of Separation which says that any 2 people are only 6 or fewer acquaintance links apart. I know you are wondering what the heck is she talking about and what does this have to do with quilting, LOL.

Well, last Sunday I was talking a class at Acorns & Threads a cross stitch shop in Portland. It was a general educational class on cross stitch. You are wondering what this has to do with quilting? Sitting next to me was a classmate named JoJo and as we talked it, turned out she and her husband had watched us on Quilt Roadies because she is a quilter also. It is always so fun to meet those who follow along with us on our journey in life. Next, she brings out a pillow she recently finished and it is gorgeous!

The workmanship was exquisite! Even though we were there for some cross stitch instruction, everyone had to take a moment to enjoy the beauty. When I asked her where she learned the techniques...she said from Ann Myhre on The Quilt Show! Yep, in the Quilting/Stitching world the game 6 Degrees of Separation might only be 3 degrees of Separation!!

Stay tuned and travel along with us on Quilt Roadies.

Click here for Anna's blog.



Combining interweaving log cabins which overlap in three dimensions, Miki Murakami has created what she calls a "strange space." We spent a lot of time in this space trying to figure out how she pieced it all together. We also enjoyed the "exotic" fabrics she used to create the quilt.

Overlapping Log Cabin by Miki Murakami was part of the Abstract Large exhibit at the International Quilt Festival in Houston 2018.

Organizing and keeping an orderly space to work, sew, and live is important for creative minds to flourish, so Pat Bravo at WeAllSew.com created this great tutorial to help you tidy up your studio with this quilty storage bin.

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