Barbara writes of Joyful Journey, "This quilt represents a turning point for me. I decided to do my best work in this quilt, piecing as precisely as I could. I chose fabrics I loved and found a magnificent quilter, Pamela Spencer Dransfeldt, the Joyful Quilter, to custom quilt it. The pattern is Washington Medallion by Sue Garman and can be found at Sue's website here."

Watch Barbara in Show 2405.

JoyfulJourneybyBarbaraBlack - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

JoyfulJourneybyBarbaraBlack - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

JoyfulJourneybyBarbaraBlack - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

JoyfulJourneybyBarbaraBlack - 36 Pieces Rotating

JoyfulJourneybyBarbaraBlack - 100 Pieces Rotating

JoyfulJourneybyBarbaraBlack - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis


We all know that Bill Volckening collects fabulous antique quilts, but this hexagon beauty from the 1970s features fabric that appears to be just a touch more modern.

Watch Bill in Show 2405.

HexagonDiamondsfromBillVolckeningCollection - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

HexagonDiamondsfromBillVolckeningCollection - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

HexagonDiamondsfromBillVolckeningCollection - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

HexagonDiamondsfromBillVolckeningCollection - 36 Pieces Rotating

HexagonDiamondsfromBillVolckeningCollection - 100 Pieces Rotating

HexagonDiamondsfromBillVolckeningCollection - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Bill Volckening


Only three colors, but it makes an impact. What is this block called? Find out by playing Jinny Beyer's Memory Match game.



Seven years in the making, A-Round with My Friends was a round-robin quilt that Barbara just felt needed to be bigger, so she added additional appliqué. She was right, and the quilt won Best of Show at her guild show and then was selected to be in 500 Traditional Quilts by Karey Patterson Bresenhan.

Watch Barbara in Show 2405.

A-RoundwithMyFriendsbyBarbaraBlack - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

A-RoundwithMyFriendsbyBarbaraBlack - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

A-RoundwithMyFriendsbyBarbaraBlack - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

A-RoundwithMyFriendsbyBarbaraBlack - 36 Pieces Rotating

A-RoundwithMyFriendsbyBarbaraBlack - 100 Pieces Rotating

A-RoundwithMyFriendsbyBarbaraBlack - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Barbara Black


Barbara's quilt, Red and White - By The Numbers, was selected as the commemorative quilt for the Ruby Jubilee of the Houston International Quilt Festival, but we think it's just as impressive that she kept track of all the fabrics and pieces that went into it. (For the record it's 2,770 pieces and 59 different fabrics).

Watch Barbara in Show 2405 to get the whole story.

RedandWhite-ByTheNumbersbyBarbaraBlack - 35 Pieces Non-Rotating

RedandWhite-ByTheNumbersbyBarbaraBlack - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

RedandWhite-ByTheNumbersbyBarbaraBlack - 300 Pieces Non-Rotating

RedandWhite-ByTheNumbersbyBarbaraBlack - 35 Pieces Rotating

RedandWhite-ByTheNumbersbyBarbaraBlack - 100 Pieces Rotating

RedandWhite-ByTheNumbersbyBarbaraBlack - 300 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Barbara Black


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