Friday, March 26, 2010

Twisted Kiwis

Do you see the kiwis in the ferns? My stitch group used the fabric I sent to them from New Zealand to make a wonderful wall quilt for me. Made by Nan Doljac, Sara Chappell, Sue Thomsen, Marie Meyen, Sandy Morgan Cockrum, Carolyn More, Kathie Baldwin, and Carlotta Hemphill. Quilted by Sandy. Kathe Dougherty

Sunday, March 21, 2010

For the Miniquilt Auction

From Georgann Eglinski
On the continuing theme of birds....

Friday, March 19, 2010

Why Did the Chicken

Another Round Robin for the miniquilt auction. Wendy appliqued and embroidered the chicken block. Georgann added the sawtooth border and quilted it.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Round Robin

KVQG members have been donating orphan blocks to a round robin for the miniquilt auction. Nan pieced the star; Linda F. appliqued the little birds and Barbara B. added the 3 borders.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Rose Kretsinger Links

Oriental Poppy by Barbara Brackman and Pamela Mayfield

Download a pattern for the block and border applique by clicking here:

Links to Rose Kretsinger's work and the quilts of Emporia

Rose is a member of the Quilters Hall of Fame. See their biography page.

Her quilts are at the Spencer Museum of Art.
Search at top right for Kretsinger and you will see art by her mother, her daughter and Rose.
See a page devoted to Rose Kretsinger's quilts,+Rose+Frances+Good

Related quilts on view on the KS State Historical Society's Cool Things page.

PBS did a video about quilts mentioning Emporia's quilters

Quilts inspired by Rose Kretsinger and the Garden Quilt

See Iowa quiltmaker Thuy Nguyen's quilts copied from and inspired by the Kretsinger quilts.

Pattern books
Jennifer Chiaverini, Return to Elm Creek.

Margaret Docherty, Birds n Roses

A version of the Antique Rose in McCall's Quilts

Iris Wreath in Barbara Brackman's Making History: Quilts & Fabric from 1890-1970

Emporia Rose, a set of 8 patterns from Sunflower Pattern Co-operative. Out of print.

Iris Wreath by Ilyse Moore

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Martian Orbits

Georgann explains her new quilt, which is named for the elliptical orbit of Mars, to Deb, Kathe and Pam, who are all dressed to match it. Lori Kukuk quilted it.

Friday, March 5, 2010

A button mini quilt

for our upcoming Mini Quilt auction!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Owls and Ants

Two hotpads for the quilt show boutique April 24-25, 2010. Owls and ants (the words are "Sugar attracts ants.")
Kathe Dougherty

This is a hand-painted textile from the Luangwa Valley in Zambia. It is 19 inches square. I backed it with an African printed cotton, machine quilted, and bound it for the mini-quilt auction at the Kaw Valley Quilters Guild show in April 2010. Carol Gilham Jones, March 4, 2010