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MPS Inspirations February 2021
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I have admired a selvedge quilt for years at Montevilla. I found a book with ideas and received selvedge from Sara Hart. Viola. I even used some orange polka dot ribbon from long ago.
My step son and his family have several animals. One of them is Penelope the Pot Belly Pig. they sent me a black & White photo of her and there was my inspiration. I used the zigzag method we learned at one of the recent general meetings and then hand sewed all the hair on her body. ‘Twas an xmas gift. They loved it.
This quilt was made for my granddaughter, Natalie. It was inspired by a quilt seen in the Connecting Threads catalog made with Amish Solids. Red and Black are her favorite colors, so I knew this was the way to go. I decided that “arrows” and adding red to the border would be more interesting. The arrows look like country road signs to me, so it’s named “Find Your Way”. Quilted by Teresa Koster.
Mountains of Color is a Birthday gift to my brother who lives in Arizona. The quilt is 58×70 inches.
These two Lullaby quilts were a memory trip to Fibers in Motion Quilt Shop. As I walked into the shop, Luanne, owner, announced she just received a new children’s stripe called Duck, Duck Goose. The fabric in these quilts were the last of that delightful fabric and an opportunity to recall a favorite quilt shop.
I made 5 of these for Christmas gifts. They are table-toppers and about 20” in diameter. Using a 22.5 degree ruler and choosing various fruit and vegetable fabrics they were fun to put together. I quilted along the seams and then appliquéd the center circle on top.
Kindred Blues from Connecting Threads. Made by Karen Sandberg and quilted by Teresa Koster.
Big Star Diamond from Connecting Threads and made by Karen Sandberg with help in understanding the pattern instructions from Becky Bohlinger. Quilted by Teresa Koster.
President MPS blocks given to me in 2007 at end of my term. I pieced the top several years ago. Finally machine quilted it this January. Can’t wait to hang it up next Christmas. It was so fun to read the messages from MPS members as I stitched away 14 years later. This is a very kind and caring guild.
Quilts of Valor
These quilts were made by Linda Toner, Kenya Williams, and Carolyn Bahrman. They collaborate on the designing, cutting, sewing, etc., and have a great time. These quilt tops are headed off to the long-arm quilter and then out for distribution.
Ladies of the Cloth
Small Group Row by Row Project
This was my small quilt group Row by Row project. I wanted a “beachy” quilt. I created the whale row and the other group members created the subsequent rows. I put them together with the various sashing strips. I provided the fabric that was from the Tilda Sunkiss collection. It has ended up being one of my favorite quilts.
Ladies of the Cloth for Jan Theisen
This is a Row by Row quilt our group made for Jan Theisen. She was unable to participate in the project but we wanted her to have a quilt. Teresa Koster quilted this for her. It was fun to work on and she loved it.
This is the finished “row by row” that was an identified project in my small group. Each group member did a row- our personal row needed to be some UFO that we had “hung on to”. My row was the hearts. I love this quilt.
Ladies of the Cloth small group challenge
My Row-By-Row quilt as part of the Ladies of the Cloth project.