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Here are the quilts for the ninth 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 203 created by Inna Rohrberg and Alexandra Wright.

Title of Quilt: See im Nebel – Misty Lake

Quilter's Name: Inna Rohrberg

Location: Yach, Baden Wurttemberg, Germany

I don't consider myself an artist, but I am a passionate craftswoman. Making a miniature quilt was an extreme challenge for me. My exchange partner and I have very different personalities and each has her own very individual mode of making quilts. But there is one thing that connects us and that is a love of the American quilt designer Bonnie K. Hunter. At the end of every year, Bonnie presents her followers with the gift of a mystery quilt. I have been making these mystery quilts with great enthusiasm for a number of years. The 2017 mystery was "On Ringo Lake". My exchange quilt is an almost exact representation of this design, at a scale of 1:3 - homage to Bonnie and at the same time a miniature lake for my exchange partner. For the choice of fabrics I was inspired both by the original design and also by a photo sent to me by my partner, whilst at the same time keeping with my own personal preference for more sedate colours. And honestly, how many people get to hang a miniature lake on their wall?! Foundation paper pieced by machine, Machine quilted.

 

Title of Quilt: Bee Eater of the Black Forest

Quilter's Name: Alexandra Wright

Location: Madison, Wisconsin, USA

My partner, Inna told me she loves all kinds of quilts but she shared wonderful photos of her work and I knew she loved and excelled at traditional patchwork. –I too love all kinds of quilts, but decided to make Inna something she might not make herself. I chose my subject after I learned Inna lived in the Black Forest in Germany. When I researched the area I discovered that the Mediterranean Bee Eater, surprisingly, is found there. I think it is one of the most colorful and beautiful birds I’ve ever seen. Over the course of the year we sent messages back and forth (thank you Google Translator!). Inna’s exuberance and enthusiasm for making quilts just made me happy! I thought this bright colorful bird reflected her passion for quilting. We agreed we would both feel “withdrawal” if we don’t get to sew every day. Like all quilters we both love fabric. I wanted to use some of the special hand dyes that I’ve saved for years. But I also got a kick out of combining my semi solid fabric “paints” with the white and gray prints I could find in my stash. We both love to sew by machine and this quilt is entirely machine made. My choices were often inspired by techniques I have seen on The Quilt Show. I used raw edge improvisational applique for the background, lots of free machine stitching, and outline sketches with 12 wt. quilting thread.

 

Comments   
#6 RosemaryBolton 2019-03-31 08:26
breathtaking, both of these quilts are masterpieces
#5 Maxine Reece 2019-01-13 11:50
Great way to start a friendship. Our passion has linked us to wonderful new friends I haven’t done miniatures but yours are outstanding.
#4 Judy garden. 2019-01-13 07:46
Beautiful quilts and great stories.
#3 durstgirls 2019-01-13 07:04
Both quilts are beautifully made and loved reading the stories of both women. What a novel idea.
#2 RebeccaVT 2019-01-13 06:04
Wow--loved reading both women's stories about this journey AND LOVE both of these quilts very, very much!
#1 Cheryl 2019-01-13 04:36
Inna and Alexandra, both of your quilts are beautiful as are the stories behind them! You have truly exhibited the spirit of the IMQE and I congratulate both of you.
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