Friday, May 30, 2014

April's Quilt show

Hawaiian Applique by Denise Mariano

Crab Apples by Mary Boucher

Summer Stars by Nicki Listerman,
 quilter: Sandy Morgan Cockrum

Palindrome by Deb Rowden.
The Rowdens celebrated their 31st anniversary in 2013

DP9 Goes Modern by Sammie Messick

A Little Off Balance by Sandy Morgan Cockrum

Bauhaus Birds by Stephanie Dodson

Summer Stars by the Sew Whatevers

Suburban Wildlife by Betty Wright

Midnight in a Stitcher's Garden
by Denise Stahl

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Amy Bradley at Market

KState Cats Quilt
by Amy Bradley

Amy has some new designs for her pattern company.
Click on her blog:

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

New Book: Emporia Rose by Brackman & Menaugh

Barbara & Karla have a new book coming out in June, 2014

Emporia Rose:
Applique Quilts

The book is based on a sampler of designs popular in Emporia
in the 1930s with Rose Kretsinger, Charlotte Whitehill and others.

The sampler Emporia Rose features six blocks
and a border of feathers.

Karla and the cover quilt Pennsylvania Beauty

There are directions for full size quilts,
wall quilts

and small projects like this table runner

and wool pincushions.

Plus a little Kansas history. Here's Emporia a century ago.

Karla's mom made a sampler in red and green

Here's a link to a preview:

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Kelly Ashton's New Book

Kelly at Quilt Market.
She has a new book from Martingale

Hexagons, Diamonds, Triangles, and More - Skill-Building Techniques for 60-Degree Patchwork

"Learn how to make visually striking projects featuring 60-degree shapes, including hexagons, diamonds, and equilateral triangles. This comprehensive guide offers progressive skill-building instruction, plus problem-solving tips for common pitfalls. Move from confident beginner to the next level—and create the blocks you want!

  • Create an original design using the library of more than 80 blocks or try out the shapes in the small projects included
  • Trace your own templates using the full-sized patterns provided or use commercial acrylic template sets for rotary cutting pieces
  • Master set-in seams and find a wide range of possibilities for 60-degree shapes"

Congratulations to Kelly!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Linda Frost's New Book: Robots in Space

You may remember a few years ago (2009-10) when Linda designed our
block of the month on the theme of robots.

Here's Betsy with her version.

Linda has a new book at Quilt Market this week
published by the Kansas City Star.

with new ideas and projects.

Here's a preview of Robots in Space:

And here's the place to order it:

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Darke County Sampler Block 5

Block 5

This month you get a cat and a chicken.
Georgann made two 9" finished blocks
but you can do them as one 9" x 18" finished rectangle.

Cats and dogs and other barnyard animals are not too
common on these Ohio samplers but it is always fun to find one. 

Cats on quilts sometimes sit on their tails

"Old Tom" from the Peter Shank quilt in Sue Cummings's book

This top in the Quilt Complex collection
has two cats and a bird.
You often see butterflies too.

Cats and birds
Butterflies and Roosters.
It's a peaceable kingdom.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

More pictures from the Quilt Show

Blue & White Quilt---old top recently quilted.
The pattern was published in the Chicago Tribune in the 1930s
as Martha's Choice or Virginia's Choice.

Garden Pavers by Betty Wright, quilter Steve Betzen

Mikey's Christmas Jewel Box by 
Carol Ingenthron, quilter: Lori Kukuk.

Wrong Way by Claudia Mozur, quilter Kris Barlow.

The Old Cottage by Deanne Rosen

Puzzle by Deb Rowden, of old four-patches, quilter: Kelly Cline.