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IMQE 2017 On The Edge of Tradition


My quilt for IMQE “On the Edge of Tradition” has been a journey of joy.  Ever since “meeting” Karen from Canada, I have enjoyed getting to know her, her quilting, and her family through the emails we have exchanged.  She is very encouraging, knowledgeable and confident in her skills as a quilter.

After finding out Karen’s preferred colors I set out to see how I could incorporate them into a mini quilt that set off my skills and infuse some of the New Mexico flair to the quilt.  With her colors of turquoise and reds, setting them against the black and whites kept coming to the forefront of my thoughts as I designed this mini.  A traditional nine patch and an appliqued wreath pattern were set in motion.  Turquoise is a color that is associated with the native Navajo nation in their jewelry and traditional dress. My town of Farmington, NM borders the Navajo nation.  

 I love traditional quilts with applique.  The classes that I have taken from many national quilt artists encouraged me to worked on my applique skills.  In this piece I have used techniques from Sharon Shamber for the leaves.  The 3/8” hexagons are an extension of another quilt I am currently working on. Black and White just kept it edgy.

My husband and I travel extensively and this quilt has been to Washington in the summer, across country to Vermont in the fall and to the third coast in Texas in Feb. 

Added: Nov 15, 2018


Name of Pattern or Block Nine Patch
Owned By Karen Neary
Name of Maker Terry McCloskey
Name of Quilter Terry McCloskey
Year Made 2018
Year Made is: Certain
Located in City Farmington
Located in State New Mexico
Located in Country United States
Condition of Quilt Mint
Design Source Adapted Original Design
Genre Traditional Quilt
Quilt Type Mini Quilt
Quilt Width 24
Quilt Height 24
Measurement In: Inches
Fabric Used 100% Commercial Cotton
Construction Technique Pieced
Piecing By Machine
Applique by Hand
Types of Quilting Machine Quilted


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