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  • Calendar Quilt

    Posted on November 16th, 2010 admin 1 comment
    Calendar Quilt
    This quilt is for my sister who has always been there for me.
    Bonnie H.

    Calendar Quilt
  • Posted on January 6th, 2010 admin No comments
    The Story of our Lives Together

    The Story of our Lives Together

    This quilt represents many of the things we have enjoyed in 43 years of marriage. The greens signify the woods, trees, and leaves surrounding us in New England, where we lived for many years. The blues represent the lakes and oceans (on both coasts) where we have spent time. The light yellow and light blue dotted fabric around the hearth represent rain and snow – in New England we had a lot of both. We have two daughters who enjoyed the woods and water and snow with us as they grew up.

    I’m a beginner – this is my second quilt. It’s a Cal King blanket, a bit ambitious for a second project, for sure! It’s machine pieced, and was machine quilted with beautiful leaves by My Quilts Long Arm Quilting Service.

    The Story of our Lives Together

    Jean Kammerer


  • Posted on November 16th, 2009 admin No comments

    Pear quiltI made this wall hanging over a weekend.  The pattern
    is featured in the current issue of Fons and Porter.  I decided I wanted to make it, pulled all of the fabric from my stash and had it hanging in no time.


    Simi Valley, Ca

  • Red Cross Quilt

    Posted on October 25th, 2009 admin No comments

    Red Cross Quilt

    This is a quilt I saw in England.  It belonged to our friend, Enid, who received this quilt from the Red Cross when her family home in Portsmouth, England was destroyed by a German incendiary bomb during the Second World War, probably in 1942.  Interestingly, it is an American made quilt, maker or makers unknown.  It was one of many sent to aid our English allies as they suffered through the intense bombing raids those first few years of the War,.  Enid gave this quilt to a dear friend who is a quilter, Barbara Carpenter, and she kindly let me photograph it.  I understand that there is an English woman who is doing research on these Red  Cross quilts.
    I think it is remarkable that Enid’s family kept the quilt all these years.  She told me that it had been repaired by her older sister using scraps left over from dress making.
  • Posted on September 5th, 2009 admin No comments

    Joyful Christmas I bought 2 Laurel Burch quilt kits and gave one kit to my sister Barbara, who lives in Hawaii in November, 2008. Barbara finished hers and sent it to me to have it quilted locally, in Simi Valley. I had do this for me, and it is so beautiful that it has inspired me to do mine as well. After I had it quilted, I decided to bind it for Barbara’s 60th birthday.  Carol, at picked out the thread color (gold) and chose the pattern. The pattern is Christmas ornaments, which is perfect for the quilt. I know my sister will love this.

    Linda M.

    Simi Valley, CA

  • Red, White and Blue

    Posted on July 29th, 2009 admin No comments
    Red, White and Blue

    Red, White and Blue

    Red, White & Blue
    This quilt came together through a mini-group project, and it took almost a year to finish. Each member decided on an individual theme, and put fabrics they wanted used in a box, and each month we would make a 36 in. strip in the fabric choice of whatever box of fabric they had at the time. We would switch boxes each month, and by the time everyone had exchanged with all the members…..we had enough strips to put together a quilt. It was then up to us to make something great out of what everyone else had contributed. All the quilts were completely different and it was a really fun result. I chose a patriotic theme, and supplied the background fabric , and a few other ‘s so there would be continuity throughout the quilt. We could add our own fabric also, as long as it fit the theme of the person we were making it for. It was a lot of fun, and each month we showed what we had accomplished as it went along.

    Mine ended up very large, and it is a favorite of mine, as I have memories of all my friends.

    Dindy N.
    Simi Valley, CA

  • Crazy Patch for Alex

    Posted on July 29th, 2009 admin No comments
    Alex's Crazy Patch

    Alex's Crazy Patch

    Crazy Patch for Alex
    I made this quilt for my 2nd grand daughter who is getting married in Sept. 2009. She lives in Georgia and I don’t get to see her very often. She is a very creative young woman, and has shown an interest in quilting as well as many other artistic talents. I have made her a quilt for all of the important milestones in her life. Her wedding is the latest.
    Dindy N.
    Simi Valley, CA

  • Red Charm Quilt

    Posted on July 26th, 2009 admin No comments
    Red Charm Quilt

    Red Charm Quilt

    I made this quilt when I was 7 years old with the help of my grandma. I picked out the charm squares that I wanted for the quilt from my grandma’s stash of fabric. I learned how to sew with my grandma’s sewing machine and I pieced the squares together. We sewed the two borders onto the quilt. It was quilted and bound with the help of my grandma.

    I was able to share it at the Quilt Guild’s Quilt Show and I received a ribbon along with other junior quilters.

    MIA L.

  • Sailing Into The Future

    Posted on July 21st, 2009 admin No comments
    Sailing Into The Future

    Sailing Into The Future

    “Sailing Into The Future”
    The Red River Quilters Guild of Wichita Falls, Texas recently celebrated our 25th year with a quilt challenge. The challenge was to put 25 of something (blocks, buttons, whatever) into a quilt and to use the silver challenge fabric in the quilt. “Sailing Into The Future” was my submission for the challenge. It shows 25 sailboats against a mountainous background with a golden sunrise. The sails of the sailboats are made from the silver challenge fabric. Each sailboat represents a year of our history as we sail together into the future. My quilt earned many oohs and aahs from the quilters and won third place in the competition.

    Submitted by Audrey B

  • Dawn’s Love

    Posted on July 18th, 2009 admin No comments

    Dawn's LoveI love this quilt!  It’s busy – it has contrast – and it has an interesting pattern.  It’s made of two blocks – a pinwheel and a 16 patch.  I made it in a class taught by Kitty Sorgen.  She was very helpful to me in organizing all the blocks and distributing the yellow fabric so it wasn’t all in one area.  I don’t usually make quilts with this  many pieces so the project was a bit overwhelming for me, however, all the work was worth it.    I am so pleased with the result!

    Dawn M