Here are the quilts for the eighth team from the over 320 teams that participated in the International Miniature Quilt Exchange (IMQE). 201 teams submitted their quilts to be a part of the Exhibition in Houston 2018 and we are featuring the 24 teams selected for the first IMQE Exhibition.
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Enjoy the quilts from Team 152 created by Bea Galler and Judy Allen.
Title of Quilt: Pentecost Window
Quilter's Name: Bea Galler
Location: Lünen, NRW, Germany
An exciting project. For over 30 years I have been dedicated to patchwork and quilting. The quilt world connects via the internet and shares their interest with this action. I am fascinated by traditional patterns and modern design, the play with shapes and colors, the always different material in new quilts. For this challenge, Judy and I each exchanged a Fat Quarter of fabric. The choice of my mini stitch pattern fell on the smaller curve of the quilt "Cascade" by Victoria Findley Wolfe. The chosen bow connects Judy and me, it not only stands for patchwork and quilting on two continents, the love of family and nature but also a piece of our attachment to the church. The idea of a red “Pentecost Window” came from this bondage. The sewn curves required a strict graphic quilting. It emphasizes the up thrust arches, which grow like flaming tongues into the sky and bridge language barriers. The sparkling green symbolizes hope in this quilting fire. Who quilted knows no language barriers, because quilting is our language. Many thanks to Judy for patience and friendship. Thanks also to the team of The Quilt Show for the support and the international exchange idea. (Bea Galler, Lünen, NRW, Germany)
Title of Quilt: Storyboard
Quilter's Name: Judy Allen
Location: Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA
This quilt called “Storyboard” is the journey of two women, Bea and Judy, who became friends across an ocean. Each one going her separate way in life, and finding they have so much in common. Each one born under the sign “Capricorn” and each loving the color red, what else could there be but the passion of quilting to stitch us together. Material was exchanged and without surprise they were both red! Joining the exchange was a step of faith and something I’ve never done before. It has been a great experience to make a new friend and to discover how much alike we are by just being picked at random. It confirms there is a higher power! Many days have passed with the same sun shining on both of us with one goal in mind, anticipation for a priceless experience, and remembering “It’s a new day every day."