Tuesday, June 11, 2013

179 -Wall Hanging
Auntie Karwe made this special quillt to hang in Emmie's room.  Both are very cute.

Monday, February 27, 2012

178 - Cindy's Color Box Quilt

Cindy Wiens pieced this quilt top for the Mennonite Central Committee Quilt Auction that will be held in Fresno, CA this spring. Her husband, Mark, my cousin, came up with the border design. Good job, Mark.

I had the honor of quilting this beautiful quilt. The solids are Kona Cotton, which were one of my sister, Julia's favorite fabrics. I sure do miss you, Julia.

Most of these blocks have more than 50 pieces in them. The scrap pieces were paper pieced and had some great memory fabrics in them as well. Very nice job Cindy.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Quilt # 177 - T Shirt Quilt

We were commissioned to make a T Shirt Quilt from my cousin's Track & Field shirts from High School and College.

Pieces of favorite running shorts and also socks were added to the quilt top.

Even pieces of the favorite worn quilt that was taken on the bus were added to the back. Lots of fun and over 35 hours of work. Enjoy it, glad we could help take an item off your To Do List.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

No quilt this time just Happy Thanksgiving wishes to our family and friends. We are so thankful for our special day we had with our family. We made the candy turkeys yesterday and today Emily loved eating hers. She just ate the vanilla wafer and didn't eat the candies so not too bad.
A special thanks to the men and women who have volunteered to serve in the military. We will not forget those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom or their families, thank you. Erwin Harder - 1948 to 1969, William Bartram - 1959 to 1989, Andrew Shields - 1988 to 2008, and Anthony McDowell - 1967 to 2011.

Monday, October 10, 2011


BQ3 by Maple Island Quilts

Now I just need to decide how I want to do the layout for these blocks. I'll show you a picture when the quilt is finished.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Quilt # 176 - Star with Dancing Block Border
58" X 58" 2011
This star block is an easy, fun quilt to make. By adding different borders it easily becomes a twin size quilt. I wanted an easy quilt so time could be spent on the dancing block border. This quilt is the sample for the quilt class I will be teaching at Diamond Lake, OR on July 10, 2011. Please let me know if you want to join the class.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

#175 - Cabin Wall Hanging

I made this small wall hanging for some friends who have a cabin retreat. I hand embroidered the middle, adjusting a cabin stencil I had. We found a stick in the yard to use as a hanger. The perfect thank you gift!!