Sunday, April 12, 2009

March Show and Tell

Our guild is full of amazing quilters!

“A Sampling of Santas” by Betty Johns –Betty showed this fun “Piece o’ Cake” designed quilt with lots of darling Santa blocks – so cute!

“Turning 20” by Lela Aston – This quilt is no simple “Turning 20” quilt; Lela has machine-embroidered darling Dalmatians on the large squares!  This is a square quilt, so she made the Dalmatians turn different ways, so there is no “wrong way” to lay or hold the quilt – smart idea!

“Sunny Days” by PJ Madeiros – PJ is still working on this darling yellow quilt with appliquéd flowers.  This is a wonderful “Piece ‘O Cake” design – so bright and cheerful!

“Father’s Memory Quilt”, “Quik Quilts’ Block of the Month”, “Quilting Cottage’s Block of the Month” & “Stack & Whack” by Ruth Caye – Ruth has done a great job, bringing 4 quilts to show this month! They are all so great, and showcase lots of different styles and fabric choices – way to go Ruth!

“Kaleidoscope Snowflake”, “William’s Modified Exquisite” & “William’s Leftovers” by Margaret Gray – Margaret used her ‘EQ6’ & Kaleidoscope software for this fabulous paper-pieced quilt. Her snowflakes really stand out on the rich blue background. (Quilted by Joann Peterson of Sweetbriar in Salem). She used 2 jelly rolls for the “modified” quilt, using bright colors for the star points, as William (her son), is studying Astrophysics. The “leftovers” quilt looks wonderful with its deep colored border and bright golds.

“From the North Pole” by Dolores Despain – Another fun “Piece o’ Cake” design.  This darling table runner was a Christmas gift from Dolores’ daughter, Lisa.

“Cracker Barrel”, plus 2 baby quilts with a matching pillow by Sylvia Phillips – Sylvia showed us a darling “cowboy” quilt, complete with “lasso” details, very clever! Her other baby quilt, “Taggert”, featured her grandson’s name across it.  Her large “Cracker Barrel” quilt top was great with its muted color scheme.

"Red, White & Blue Scrappy" by Karen Burt-Karen made this beautiful quilt with a pattern from "Women of Grace and Charm", it is a patriotic quilt with a wonderful, scrappy design. 

“Grandma’s Aprons” by Gloria Hartley – This beautiful quilt was started at the Aspen Grove Retreat a few years ago.  People told her that the pattern looked like 4-patches with the corners cut off, so for the back, she made giant (15”) 4-patches, and cut off the corners. Great job!

“Christmas Trees” by Karlene Riggs – Another fabulous “Piece o’ Cake” design – these darling, appliquéd Christmas trees are surrounded by a cute “string of lights” border, also appliquéd.  Wonderful!

“30’s gone 50’s” shown by Judie Oler – This quilt was a group effort from the KNOTTs Bee. The cute aprons are appliquéd in 30’s fabrics, and then Judie put on a darling scalloped border.  Hand quilted by the Colonial House and KNOTTs members. (A donation quilt for the Deseret Foundation).

Judy Fitzgerald made this beautiful “Piece o’ Cake” quilt with her Alpine sewing group.  All of the members made one – a great project to do with friends!  The bright yellow background sets off the fun flowers to perfection!

“Whole Cloth Table Runner” & “Twinkle” by Helen Butler – Helen will be teaching this gorgeous table runner with lacy loops at the Utah Quilt Guild’s Quilt Festival this year.  A beautiful piece of lace was her inspiration.  She machine quilted the intricate design on her domestic machine.  Helen also showed her “Piece o’ Cake” designed “Twinkle” quilt with its fabulous color - it just pops right off the quilt! (Linda Jenkins said she like Helen’s borders better than the one in her book!)

“Yo-Yo Rabbit Table Runner” by Ella Simons – Our wonderful president, Ella, showed this charming table runner she recently completed.  All of the yo-yos are just darling!

“Tropical Blossoms” & “Stars in the Garden” by Blyth Larrabee – Both of these quilts are “Piece o’ Cake” designs. Blyth did our Hospitality table, showcasing her beautiful quilts, using our national teacher’s designs – wonderful!

Thanks for sharing your quilts and talents and for bringing your “Piece o’ Cake” designed quilts to make our National Teacher feel welcome!


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