1st Landscape Quilt - Katie, of Platteville, Wisconsin, gave a workshop for our guild. I loved her work and was very excited about the workshop. She gave us a square of fabric to start for our background and we had an assortment of fabrics to add. We could also use her stash pile spread over a few large tables.
She helped us along during the day. The fabrics are cut w/ pinking shears and spray basted to the background. I quilted it later w/ monofilament thread. I love the final result!!
I'd love to do more of these but my stash isn't what I'd need to have the selection of appropriate fabrics to choose from.
Name of Maker: Dee Small, Wina, Sandy, Carol and Coline
1st Round Robin - This is our guilds first Round Robin. I had a lot of fun with this RR, I'm a Longarm Quilter and don't find a lot time for piecing but with this RR I knew I had to come up with a plan and follow through with getting it done for the following month, so that let me do some piecing. I loved the challenge that each quilt gave me and the knowledge that each quilt would have a little part of me in it.
2 Meeting Street - While on a spring vacation in Charleston, SC, I took a photograph of a back porch of a wonderful and nostalgic bed and breakfast at 2 Meeting Street. The grounds and especially the azaleas were in magnificent bloom and I could already envision my next quilt as I snapped the picture. The quilt was hand appliquéd and except for the borders and backing, the fabric was hand-painted. The appliqué embroidery such as the flowerpots, foreground flowers and trees were achieved by free-motion machine embroidery. The quilt top was machine quilted.
200 Years: Flags & Fashion - Contains 30 ladies holding a flag or banner for the era in which they lived during the first 200 years of the USA. Begins with Martha Washington and ends with my daughter, Starr. Hand-embroidered and appliqued.
2001: A Quilt Odyssey - When I wanted to make a charm quilt to mark the new millennium, I did not want to collect 2001 fabrics; Sharon Newman remarked that the quilt did not have to have 2001 fabrics, just what I wanted to include. Therefore, this quilt has a piece of every print fabric that I owned, including some fabrics from my maternal grandmother's stash, and some fabrics that were donated by friends, a total of 1124 print fabrics. It took a while to cut the fabrics and decide on the design, so it was not finished until much later. The longarm quilting was beautifully done by Lona Schwab of Midland, TX. This is one of the quilts that I am proudest of, a memorial to quilters in the past, a momento for the future.
2002 Oregon P.E.O. President's Quilt - From her convention chapters. Motto; "P.E.O.- A Recipe for Success" represented by a Klamath Falls, Oregon pelican in baking gear. Ten Oregon stars are chapters involved and Oregon blocks border.
2003 Block-of-the-Month - This is my first large quilt. It was a BOM at my local quilt store. The store picked the fabric for the pieced blocks and I selected the Laurel Burch for the alternating blocks.