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Barbara Brackman recently posted a photo of a quilt made by Jerrianne Evans. It was The Grape Quilt designed by her friend, and ours, the late Sue Garman. The quilt took 3 years to make and is a loving tribute to her friend.
 
Here is more information about the quilt from www.factsfacts.com. Click here to learn more and see a detail of the quilt.
It was hand appliquéd and machine pieced by Jerrianne Evans and machine quilted by Cindy Gravely. It was begun in 2015 and completed in 2018 and is based on a pattern designed by Sue (based on two antique quilts).
 
Jerrianne writes:

"In 2012, I found a photo of a gorgeous antique quilt with lots and lots of grapes. I showed it to Sue, but she didn't take the bait. in 2015, a similar quilt was displayed at the Vermont Quilt Festival. This time Sue was hooked. It wasn't long before she had drafted a pattern. I immediately went to work making grapes. 1620 grapes and 88 leaves, but who's counting? Sue will be forever in my heart."


Comments   
#16 Sue Maitre 2019-09-27 10:32
Just finished mine!
#15 Marjorie Sener 2018-05-23 23:01
Fantastique, not for me!
#14 Mountain stitcher 2018-05-23 15:02
Truly a stunning tribute.
#13 Patricia Belyea 2018-05-23 12:57
Incredible design and workmanship!
#12 mammacats 2018-05-23 12:35
While this is probably not a quilt style I personally would try myself, I love to admire grape quilts. They have come a long way from their origins and I love them all.
#11 Christine Higgins 2018-05-23 12:08
Absolutely amazing work!
#10 Pati Beck 2018-05-23 09:34
Beautiful. Sue touched so many of us with
her sweet spirit and talent. She was so generous to
share her talent. One day a box was delivered to my
house full of fabric from her stash with a
Note that she just wanted to share.
Wonderful memories of this dear person.
#9 Lani 2018-05-23 09:27
Wow!! What a beautiful quilt!!!
#8 Quayquilter 2018-05-23 09:07
Absolutely stunning and a lovely way to mark your friendship.
#7 eileenkny 2018-05-23 08:49
Sue's work is a legacy that will live for a very long time. Thank you for sharing this stunning quilt.
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