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Today's TQS Vintage puzzle is Row Houses by Flavin Glover and it is a cover girl. It graces the cover of A New Look at Log Cabin Quilts from C&T Publishing. It is also one of the twentieth century's best american quilts.

This quilt, created in 1985, was inspired by the "painted ladies" row houses in San Francisco. The whole design was created entirely from log cabin blocks. Flavin was aided by a picture postcard and suggestions from a paint store brochure. It was created from cotton fabric, machine pieced, and hand quilted.

Flavin has long been drawn to the log cabin block, she says, "Log Cabin quilts truly keep one connected to the taproot of American patchwork."

You can visit Flavin and learn about her incredible career at her website, www.flavinglover.com. You can order a signed copy of her book by clicking here.

Click here to see the quilt.

Row Houses - 35 Pieces Non-Rotating

Row Houses - 99 Pieces Non-Rotating

Row Houses - 252 Pieces Non-Rotating

Row Houses - 99 Pieces Rotating

Row Houses - 252 Pieces Rotating

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This is a very interesting block. What do you think it is called? Play the game and find out.

 
 
 

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Baker Beach is based off of a picture of the Golden Gate Bridge taken by Valley Springs photographer John Slot. Sandra writes, “I hand-dyed most of the fabric – it’s all cotton – to try to look like the water, and the sky, and the rocks and the reflections,” she said. “It took about three months to make the piece, and then I quilted it. It won Best Pictorial at the Pacific International Quilt Festival last October (2019).”

Watch Sandra in Show 2609.

BakerBeachbySandraMollon - 35 Pieces Non-Rotating

BakerBeachbySandraMollon - 99 Pieces Non-Rotating

BakerBeachbySandraMollon - 300 Pieces Non-Rotating

BakerBeachbySandraMollon - 35 Pieces Rotating

BakerBeachbySandraMollon - 99 Pieces Rotating

BakerBeachbySandraMollon - 300 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo from Sandra Mollon's Website

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Seasons of Life by Sandra Mollon with Kris Spray had a back that could have won awards, but now you see why it won from the front. (See the back by clicking here.) It won Best Movable Machine Workmanship at Spring Paducah 2019. This 83" x 83" wonder has Hand Appliqué, Beading, Broiderie Perse, Couching, Hand Dyeing, Embellishments, Hand Embroidery, Silk Ribbon Embroidery, Inking, and Tsukineko Inks.

Seasons of Life was also the Outstanding Large Quilt winner at the Road to California show, January 2019. 

Watch Sandra in Show 2609.

SeasonsofLifebySandraMollon - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

SeasonsofLifebySandraMollon - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

SeasonsofLifebySandraMollon. -289 Pieces Non-Rotating

SeasonsofLifebySandraMollon - 36 Pieces Rotating

SeasonsofLifebySandraMollon - 100 Pieces Rotating

SeasonsofLifebySandraMollon - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo From Sandra Mollon's Website

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Aegean Memories by Karen Eckmeier was created using her raw-edge fabric collage process as described in her book, Happy Villages. The fabrics are lightly glue basted and then machine stitched with a layer of tulle. The quilt was created in 2010 and measures 43" x 43."

You can learn about Karen at her website, The Quilted Lizard. You can watch Karen build a Happy Village in Show 1109: Fabulous Fabric Landscapes...By Accident!

Click here to see the quilt.

Aegean Memories - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

Aegean Memories - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

Aegean Memories - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

Aegean Memories - 100 Pieces Rotating

Aegean Memories - 289 Pieces Rotating

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Here is a wonderful, award-winning quilt created by Denise Havlan (Username: denisehavlan), one of our TQS members. The quilt is Celtic Creed, and the center Celtic cross imagery is hand-painted. It measures 53" x 62" and is appliquéd and quilted on a domestic machine. Denise says, "I knew that one day I would do a quilt to celebrate my heritage." We think she did a spectacular job!

Click here to see the quilt.

Celtic Creed - 35 Pieces Non-Rotating

Celtic Creed - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

Celtic Creed - 300 Pieces Non-Rotating

Celtic Creed - 100 Pieces Rotating

Celtic Creed - 300 Pieces Rotating

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