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Name of Maker: Rosemary Rosenfeld

I found out about the IMQE when I attended one of Ricky Tims “days” on this side of the “pond” and I have been twinned with a quilter from Florida. Since we are both quilters one would expect to find common likes etc. but it has been quite uncanny…..we are both multi-crafters, we have both made teddy bears, we like the same colours, we have both made “Gypsy wife quilts” …just last week…..while sharing photos we discovered that we had both used the same, rather unusual fabric in family quilts! I could continue!

 

We write often…..and very early on we decided that we wanted to link our little quilts in some way. We narrowed our ideas down to 2…..but we couldn’t decide between them. Finally we went with both. We have been swapping blocks on a sewing/quilting theme…..4 so far, each time making identical blocks…one to send and one to keep! For the IMQE we took as our theme…..what turned out to be both  our favourite poem….Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost.

 

The purpose of the International Miniature Quilt Exchange is to promote quilting across borders and cultures”……in our case it has done so much more…..we have become friends and this friendship will last way beyond the scope of this project. We have one final decision……will we meet? Maybe….I hope

ocean-beauty
Name of Maker: Karen Kuske

Custom designed, raw-edge applique on pieced background. 63" w x 48" h.  My goal was to show underwater scene along with the sea surface. Smaller appliques are fused, larger ones have dots of glue on backside.  Black tulle over all the applique scene.  Longarm machine quilted.

trout-quilt-2
Name of Maker: Karen Kuske

Custom design, raw edge applique on a pieced background, paper-pieced diamond border.  26.25" w x 34" h.

imqe-2017-bee-eater-of-the-black-forest
Name of Maker: Sandy Wright

I made this quilt for my IMQE partner because the bee eater is found in the Black Forest of Germany where she is from.  The beautiful and colorful bee eater reflects Inna’s passion for quilting and the beauty of her work.. 

lazy-day-on-monterey-bay
Name of Maker: Sherrill Ash

IMQE 2017 - I used half square triangles to create a "landscape" background for a sweet sea otter and cypress branch. I wanted to depict a scene common to my area for my exchange partner from the Netherlands. I am lucky enough to live just blocks from the ocean where I can watch otters floating in the kelp everyday.

oakshott-stars
Name of Maker: Anne Underhill

IMQE 2017 Team 189.

Made for a stranger who is now a friend. We are 5000 miles apart with very different lives but a common love of quilting. I very much enjoyed the IMQE experience. Thank you Quilt Show.

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Name of Maker: S. Gabriel

Be part of an exhibition an meet somebody with the hobby patchwork. That was my goal! My partner and I quickly realized that we have a lot in common. After sharing pictures of our patchwork quilts we agreed to buy the same fat quarter package with beautiful batik fabric in the colors we love with the possibility to use more fabric. We also decided not to specify any design or block pattern.

But our friendship couldn't have been better! We participate in the life of the new friend and write what we are doing, send pictures and postcards. An absolutely great unique friendship!

Design: In the time of getting to know each other I wrote a poem "What I would like to do with you". The lines of the poem are framed by different block designs. "I wanna send you some stars" - the friendship star (six inch finished size) sewed from a picture from Judy Martin. "Sitting in a sea of roses" - that's what the big flower bowl stands for. Flowers cut out of the fabric flower print. Trapunto behind the big pink flower in the bowl and the pink dotted heart. So that the text of the poem merges with the background, I decided for a light background with additional fabrics for a scappy look.

Batting: Thermolam

Quilting: Stitch in the ditch or nearby the ditch with color matching yarn, free-motion around the flowers.

imqe-2017-to-rome-with-love
Name of Maker: Geneva Carroll

This take on a Jean Wells technique was made for my new friend Maria Rosaria Roseo for the IMQE 2017 swap.

bringing-home-the-tree
Name of Maker: Sandra Thomas

This is one of my favorite Christmas projects to date.  The Christmas tree quilting on the border was done using Bonnie Browning's method of mathless borders using adding machine paper (see episode 609).  After tracing the trees onto adding machine paper I then transferred that design onto Golden Threads Quilting paper and quilted the borders.  This method worked very well; I will definitely use it again.   I enjoyed using various free motion quilt designs in the blocks.  

imqe-2017-if-only-life-were-this-simple
Name of Maker: Lynda Hutchison

This mini is a modern interpretation of a tic tac toe game and a comment on our complicated digital world.

imqe-tucked-away
Name of Maker: Barbara Lockwood

Made for partner in the Ukraine.

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Name of Maker: Paula Martin

 

Miniature quilt Team 123.  My partner is from Canada and I live in Texas.  Carole & I discovered many things in common.  The one thing we did not share was that she is a professional quilter while I am not.  Oh mercy she is a professional!!  No pressure, right? 

 Well, I found Carol to be a delight. We both live in small towns  that have a  river and a  special bridge.  Her town has Inuksuk which are rocks stacked originally by the Aboriginal people, while our town has the International Rock Stacking competition. 

We choose “Happy” as our theme.   I wanted to design the project myself, but in the end I used a pattern by Kathryn Patterson called “The House That Kaffe Built” published in the 1997 McCalls.  This smaller paperpieced. version was published by McCallsQuilting.com in 2011.

 

It just seemed perfect for my partner.  It is houses made with Kaffe Fassett fabric, a designer I knew my partner liked.  I had just completed a project with his fabrics and loved the colors in his designs.  Plus she and her husband have built a new home and moved into it in 2017.  Now I am sure I choose the right project for my partner even though it is not my original design



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