Friday, October 17, 2008

Quilt 98 - Manitoba Retreat Quilt 2007

This quilt top was pieced at a quilt retreat in Manitoba, Canada in October, 2007. Karen and Ione flew to Minnesota to meet with my cousin, Marlys and we drove to Canada for the retreat. We found many wonderful quilt shops along the way. This retreat was presented by our friends, Myra Harder and Cori Derksen of Blue Meadow Designs who are designers for RJR Fabrics. Please check out their website
We are missing the retreat this year but made many new Canadian quilting friends. When we came back to the US and the border agent asked where we had been, we said "A Quilt Retreat". He sighed and said, "My wife's a quilter too". We learned some new techniques and had a great time. I hurried and quilted this quilt last week so that it could hang at "Innovations, a machine quilting conference" in Tacoma, WA.
While at the conference I missed some birthday wishes.
Happy Belated Birthday

Kacey, Barb, Mike, Kevin and Mike
Posted by Ione while Karen is on vacation.

Sunday, October 12, 2008


This is one of the two Boston Commons quilts that my sisters, Adele and Betty made. Adele and I are holding the quilt in front of our neighbors 10 foot rhododendron. The technique for piecing made 2 quilts at one time. This is the one I quilted and we gave it to Mom for Mothers Day several years ago.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Quilt 96 - Ewert Great Grandchild Quilt for B

We decided as great-aunts to make a quilt for each of the next generation coming into the world. This was the second Ewert Great-Grandchild quilt we made. We each made a sampler block using a prechosen set of fabrics. Betty added the counted cross stitch to her block which says, "When you sleep under a quilt, you sleep under a blanket of love". Julia and Gladys then made the tumbling block sashing and assembled the quilt. They also hand quilted the quilt. Happy Birthday, B. We love you.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Quilt 95 - Purple Miniature

year??, 6" x 9"
This miniature was made for me by my sister Gladys. It was made as a remembrance of triple Irish Chain quilts she and I worked on at a trip to Pacific Beach. They were made with reproduction fabrics. She used the solid green for one of her chains and I used the solid purple. Though the miniature doesn't have any of the reproduction prints, it is a great little symbol of our larger quilts we made together.
-posted by Ione