Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Twenty Dolls A-Dancing

This quilt was designed during the process of making it. I started by making the dolls, and then I began framing them. Borders were added until I was satisfied that the quilt looked finished. I love all the tiny pieces, and the fan in each corner. This quilt was great fun to make, and it is one of my all-time favorites!
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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Bird-in-Hand

I love this classic Amish style quilt. The bright colored fabrics in the nine-patch blocks are perhaps more common to the Midwestern Amish. The wide borders, corner blocks, square dimensions, turkey red fabric, and narrow binding are common to the Amish of Lancaster, PA. That's what happens when a Presbyterian in New York takes up Amish quilt-making.

Monday, February 9, 2009

The Red Zinger

This selvage quilt was made by sewing selvage strips to red square foundation blocks, and then sewing the squares together. See the free pattern by Karen Griska at: http://www.selvageblog.blogspot.com/. To see more of her selvage quilts and easy “how-to” info, read Karen’s new book, “Quilts from the Selvage Edge” published by AQS.
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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Sweetie Pie

This cheerful improvisational quilt is one big pineapple block, with a double-red checkered center. It was constructed by eye and without angst. The colors make me happy. The carefree attitude behind the creation of this quilt was inspired by the famous improvisational quilts of Gee’s Bend, Alabama.
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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Double Friendship Quilt

This quilt is a variation of the Friendship block. Rather than 4 triangles surrounding the center square, there are 8. This quilt contains some of my favorite fabrics, and I enjoyed the process of combining them and arranging the blocks. I especially like how the sashing fabric is so compatible with all the blocks. This quilt will be auctioned at the Charm Girl Quilter's show at the Pearl S. Buck House in Dublin, PA on March 27, 28, and 29th. It measures 34" square.

I made this quilt on Election Day, November 4, 2008. It was an historic day no matter which party won this time around. It is my tradition to make a Presidental Election Day quilt.
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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Selvage Basket

"Selvage Basket" by Karen Griska is held by: (left to right) Helen Wolf, Linda Eichhorn, Ellen W. Johnson, Stephanie Berk, and (seated) Barbara Harrison. These quilters all contributed selvages from their stashes for this quilt.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Why Have Your Own Gallery at the Online quilt Museum?

Exhibiting your quilts at the Online Quilt Museum has many advantages over the traditional venues:

  • The Museum is located everywhere in the world where there is a computer, 24 hours a day, year-round. http://www.onlinequiltmuseum.com/
  • The Museum is promoted worldwide in magazines and blogs. You will receive wide exposure.
  • While your quilts are on exhibit, you can be sleeping under them. They are not "tied up" while on exhibit.
  • Your quilts are safe from theft and damage.
  • You are not expected to sell your quilts, as would be the case in a commercial gallery.
  • Or, you may indicate that your quilts are available for sale. Include your email address so buyers can contact you directly. No commissions to pay.
  • The viewing public and quilt community can communicate with you if you include your email address.
  • You can keep your quilts on exhibit for as long as you like.
  • You may use your Gallery as an online resume of your artwork. You may write as much or as little about yourself and your quilts as you choose.
  • You can view all of your quilts in one place, even if some have been given away or sold.
  • You will feel the pride and satisfaction of being a published artist. You may find that this gives you added focus and energizes your artistic endeavors.
  • You are part of a community of quilters where each member is valued for her unique contributions. We enthusiastically support and encourage each other.
  • Impress your kids.
  • It's the most fun you can have for $4.95/month.