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Missie Carpenter's quilt, Pennies in My Garden, uses the penny shape typical of antique quilts. This was one of the first of Missie's quilts that caught everyone's attention with its mix of the wool and cotton fabrics.

Learn about Missie and how she goes about mixing her fabrics in Show 2412.

PenniesinmyGardenbyMissieCarpenter - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

PenniesinmyGardenbyMissieCarpenter - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

PenniesinmyGardenbyMissieCarpenter - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

PenniesinmyGardenbyMissieCarpenter - 36 Pieces Rotating

PenniesinmyGardenbyMissieCarpenter - 100 Pieces Rotating

PenniesinmyGardenbyMissieCarpenter - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: John Anderson


Missie used a layering technique of wool and cotton in her beautiful Rustic Wedding quilt. The wool appliqué is raw-edge while the cotton appliqué has a finished edge. Ricky loved her use of color in this quilt.

Watch Missie in Show 2412.

RusticWeddingbyMissieCarpenter - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

RusticWeddingbyMissieCarpenter - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

RusticWeddingbyMissieCarpenter - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

RusticWeddingbyMissieCarpenter - 36 Pieces Rotating

RusticWeddingbyMissieCarpenter - 100 Pieces Rotating

RusticWeddingbyMissieCarpenter - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: John Anderson


Four Star? Four Square? Do you know the name of this block? Play Jinny's game and find out the name.



This quilt, Wave on Wave, is another Lone Star beauty from Judy Martin (which you can find in her book Singular Stars). We love that it is strip pieced and yet displays a "wavelike" appearance.

Watch Judy in Show 2411.

WaveonWavebyJudyMartin - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

WaveonWavebyJudyMartin - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

WaveonWavebyJudyMartin - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

WaveonWavebyJudyMartin - 36 Pieces Rotating

WaveonWavebyJudyMartin - 100 Pieces Rotating

WaveonWavebyJudyMartin - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Judy Martin


Kim Eichler-Messmer writes about her landscape quilts:

"I am affected by light more than any other external factor. My face turns towards the sun like a sunflower, trying to soak up the warmth of the rays. On dark days I am slow and quiet. I shiver under the darkening sky of a thunderstorm and feel a crushing urge to flee. The long, dark shadows of an autumn afternoon infuse me with a strange balance of sadness and contentment. The pink clouds of sunrise fill me with hope.

It is the quality of light, weather patterns, and dramatic skies particular to the American Midwest that I attempt to capture in my work. In my quilts, I visually abstract the landscape while also bringing it into sharper emotional focus. Diligent photographic documentation of the sky forms the starting point for decisions about composition and color, which are then shaped by mood and memory."

Watch Kim in Show 2411.

SkyNovemberKansasbyKimEichlerMessmer - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

SkyNovemberKansasbyKimEichlerMessmer - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

SkyNovemberKansasbyKimEichlerMessmer - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

SkyNovemberKansasbyKimEichlerMessmer - 36 Pieces Rotating

SkyNovemberKansasbyKimEichlerMessmer - 100 Pieces Rotating

SkyNovemberKansasbyKimEichlerMessmer - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Kim Eichler-Messmer

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