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ur Guild members enjoy sharing their finished quilts at our general meeting each month. Its a great time to check out color schemes, patterns that may interest you, and admire the work of our fellow artists!

Click on the month to see the quilts featured during each meeting. By clicking on the individual pictures, you can read more about the maker, the quilter, and the pattern, if available.

    • Gail Vaughan made "Forest Friends" from a pattern by Elizabeth Hartman.  She substituted 2 blocks (the bunny and the deer) w/ designs by Lorna McMahan of Sew Fresh Quilts.  The trees are her own design.  She quilted it with leaves and flowers for her niece's new baby boy.
    • Marilyn Himes made and quilted "Bird Walk" from a Block of the Month Kit by Material Girls.   She loves these batik fabrics.  She found that some of the applique patterns were not the correct size - she was able to enlarge the pieces to the correct size and completed this stunner!
    • Marilyn Himes made and quilted "Abiding Faith" by Kim Diehl.  She loves the finished product but learned that she does not enjoy very small piecing.  And she learned that when trying a small-piece kit, she should NOT buy two more kits before finishing the first one!
    • Margie Braach made and quilted "Polka Dot Garden" from a pattern called "Stitcher's Garden."  She had fun learning more about her sewing machine on the project such as its feed and stitches.
    • Margie Braach made "Tradewinds"with strips cut 7/8" wide to miniature the traditional pattern which used 2 1/2" strips.
    • Laura Lee made and quilted "Over Down Under" for her niece.  She said "this pattern is lots of fun and takes a little planning."  Her niece, Sadie, just graduated from Texas Christian Univ. and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Marines.
    • Kathy England took a class in about 2010 on curved piecing using glue technique at Quilt Crossing.  She finished the machine piecing quickly but just finished the HAND quilting this year.
    • Emily made her first quilt from Grandma Jill Nelson's stash.  Emily selected the fabrics, arranged them, did a little sewing and a lot of pressing.
    • Jill Nelson will donate her "Star Spangled" Quilt of Valor.  She bought the kit in Garden Valley several years ago.
    • Gerrie Thompson made and quilted Poison Green Baskets from "When the Cold Wind Blows" book.  She said she used as many poison green fabrics that she could find.  The original pattern had 300 baskets - she reached her limit at 72.
    • "Lollipop Hill" was made and quilted by Gerrie Thompson from a pattern by Reets Rags to Stitches.  Gerrie made it to celebrate the birth of her first Grandson Brody Jon who turns 5 o Sept. 1.
    • "Shrines" is an original quilt made by Esther Kleinkauf.  The 4 batik squares were made in 1993 at the Houston Quilt Show.  Since then, she appliqued it twice and part of it was basted 3 times.  She is adding more embellishments!
    • Barbara Derby created "Fall Baskets" from Block of the Month basket blocks that she won many years ago.  She quilted it on a long arm at Quilt Crossing - her first!  The pattern is "Circle of Nine" by Janet Houts & Jean Ann Wright.
    • Barbara Derby made and quilted Zoo babies from a flannel panel from Quilt Expressions.  A friend helped her cut it up and shared some fun fabrics.
    • Sharon Koelling made and quilted this braided Quilt of Valor.  She loves making braids after piecing 180 inches of braid, she cut it into 10" squares for this quilt.  She has 2 more similar tops at home ready for her to quilt.
    • Margie Braach made Leo's Quilt from the "Majestic Mtn" pattern from 3 Dudes Quilting.  She used a rainbow jelly roll and completed it at a spring retreat.  She will send it to her Grand Nephew, Leo.
    • Joleen Graham made her Snow Ball Quilt from the Book "A Quilt Cottage".  It was quilted by Sister Chick's Quilt Shop.  She received the quilt kit as a Christmas present a few years ago.  It will be sent off to her Aunt Norma who is 93 years old.
    • Sharon & Granddaughter Alyssa Koelling made Rainbow Roosters together.  Sharon had about 600 4" squares to use up.  Alyssa chose the rainbow fabrics to use with the rooster and chicken tracks squares.  Sharon says "One should not put a baby on this side of the quilt if you want the child to sleep - the back side is for sleeping."
    • Janet Moats made "Fruit is My Candy" after going to the Star Valley Quilt Show and an 8 hr training from Ricky Tims.  She didn't use his exact kaleidoscope pattern but did follow his technique.  Most of the quilt is in 15 year old fabric featuring various fruits.
    • Jan Lundine made her first Bargello Quilt in a class taught by Donna Hale.  It was fun and addicting.  She has several more "Bargellos" in the planning stages.
    • Donna Swanson made this Fall Quilt and quilted it on her long arm.  She purchased it as a kit at a quilt shop in Mt. Vernon, Ohio.  Every fall, her husband helps hang it in their living area.
    • Donna Swanson made and quilted these wall hangings that hang in her home.  "Window of Wonder" includes embroidered wheat stalks and thread painted sun rays.  The 2nd quilt started with embroidered sunflowers and grew in rounds from there.
    • "Summertime Sampler" was made and quilted by Barb Williams from a pattern of the same name by Erica Kaprow.  The top is all wool and the back and binding is cotton.  It took a while to find the variety of wool used and about a year to complete the quilt.
    • Deb Smith made her Cat Quilt at a collage class at Quilt Expressions.  It was the first time she had made a collage quilt, ever used a walking foot and first time she tried to quilt.  It looks great Deb!
    • Deb Smith made this T-shirt quilt in a class at Quilt Crossing.  She made the Idaho Vandal quilt for her niece.
    • "Butterflies" made & quilted by Janet Fishman, a Hoffman challenge finalist.  Jacket traveled for 12 months and exhibited at Carnegie Museum.