Virtual Quilt Show
Thank you for stopping in to see our Virtual Quilt Show. Many of us have been very busy during the COVID-19 pandemic and we are excited to share photos of our creations! Quilts are listed alphabetically by maker’s last name.
The Marie Webster Quilt Guild is named in honor of Marie Webster, a pioneering entrepreneur and author of the first book of quilt history. The mission of the guild is to support the mission of The Quilters Hall of Fame through financial contributions and volunteer hours.
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Top row left: Mary Engelbreit quilt top purchased at 2019 Celebration silent auction – original maker unknown; quilted with bees and flowers by Ruth Gentry; patchwork backing and binding finished by me. Top row right: 9-patch quilt blocks done by myself and three friends in an exchange. This resulting quilt is how I finished my quilt using the exchanged blocks. Second row left: Wallhanging with Mimi Dietrich applique patterns. Second row right: Half-Yard Cruise Challenge pattern by Sharon Hultgren Third row: on the left is Villa Rosa Designs – Pattern Crimson Glory. Quilted with Christmas Ornaments by Ruth Gentry. The back is shown on the right made up with a Christmas panel and various Christmas scraps. Fourth row: Pandemic quilt made from March – May 2020; gifted to granddaughter for graduation. Heather Givens pattern/tool.
Top Row: Two quilts made for a set of twins from a Moda Bake Shop pattern. Bottom Row: Front and back of same quilt.
Julia Ann Blosser
Left: Pieced and quilted by Julia Ann Blosser, 2020. Right: Pieced from fabric purchased at the International Quilt Show Chicago, Ill in 2019. Pieced and quilted by Julia Ann Blosser.
Kathy pieced this quilt in 2018 and finished it in 2020. The log cabin pattern is pieced of The Marie Webster Fabric Collection by Georgia Bonesteel and she used Marti Michell’s Log Cabin Ruler.
Top row: Connie made this wall hanging for her son. Middle row: Two quilts pieced and quilted for Granddaughters’ graduations in 2020. Bottom: Wall hanging Connie made for her son that lives in Texas.
Left: Tummy time floor quilt with Prairie Points Right: Quilt made for my son in a class with Joyce Hostetler.
Flower studies Top row left: Poppy, inspired by Marie Webster’s Poppy design, hand applique and hand quilting. Top row right: Tulip, inspired by Ruby Short McKim’s tulip design from her Flower Garden Series, machine applique and machine quilting. Bottom row: Daisies, inspired by Pat Sloan’s book, Teach Me to Applique, machine applique and machine quilting.
Top row: Every year, my sisters-in-law and I do a quilt challenge. In 2019, I wrote a block of the month for 8″ blocks. We each had a MODA layer cake of the same fabrics. We could add other fabrics if we chose. Machine pieced and machine quilted by Joyce Hostetler in 2020. The photo on the right shows the signature block. Second row on left: A Quilt of Honor which will be presented to a veteran in November. The center is a panel. Machine pieced by Joyce Hostetler. Machine quilted by Ruth Gentry in 2020. Second row on the right: Birds hand embroidered with variegated blue floss over the past 3 years. Names of birds are machine embroidered. hand embroidered and machine pieced by Joyce Hostetler. Machine quilted by Kathy Slater in 2020. Third Row: Quilt of Honor will be presented to a veteran in November. This is a pattern by Marianne Fons which appeared in a Love of Quilting magazine. machine pieced by Joyce Hostetler. Machine quilted by Ruth Gentry in 2020.
Left: This was a kit from Keepsake Quilting called Grand Star Chaser,. Fabrics are “Grand Illusion” by Katia Hoffman for Windham Fabrics. 43″ x 43″. Machine pieced by Joyce Hostetler in 2019. Machine quilted by Kathy Slater in 2020. Right: A Quilt of Honor sewed from two layer cakes- one prints and one white- constructed in diagonal stripes. It will be presented to a veteran in November.
Top row left: Bonnie Hunter’s Allietare mystery quilt from 2017. Finished last fall to take for show and tell when Bonnie was teaching at a retreat. Quilted by Ruth Gentry. Top row right: Round Robin done with my Planet Caffeine online group several years ago. Never finished because I didn’t like some of the rounds. I paper pieced the center; next person added the narrow border and paper-pieced coffee mugs. I too the rest apart. I added the red border and carefully cut the hand appliquéd muffins from their (ugly) green background and re-hand appliquéd to espresso brown. Quilted by me. Bottom row: COVID-19 mystery table runner. Donelle McAdams did a Facebook live mystery at the beginning of our stay-at-home order. Pieced and quilted by Sue.
Coronavirus wall quilt given to my son Evan for his birthday in June. The virus caused major disruptions in his medical school classes. Free pattern by Becky Goldsmith. Machine appliquéd and quilted by me.
Postcards from Vanuatu quilt. Very old UFO. Pictorial fabric is from a box of scraps Jean Chambers gave me probably 20 years ago and are pieces from a dress she had in the 60s or 70s. Paper pieced and quilted by me.
This quilt resided in Rosemary Shepler’s (Debra’s Mother-in-law) hope chest for many years. It was hand pieced in the 1930s by Rosemary’s mother, Ada West and her aunt, Josie. In 2019, Rosemary hired Deb Geyer to quilt the top and make the bias binding. Debra volunteered to sew down the binding. The quilt was gifted to Debra’s oldest daughter, Heather Winger.
Bali Wedding Star, a Judy Niemeyer paper pieced pattern. 92″ x 104″ Pieced and quilted by Melody Smelser in 2020.
T-Shirt quilt, 2020.
Marie Webster Quilt Guild
Last but not Least: Pieced and quilted by members of the Marie Webster Quilt Guild, this quilt will be offered as the 2021 Opportunity Quilt to raise money for The Quilters Hall of Fame. Design by Judy Martin.
Virtual Celebration 2020