Thursday, July 22, 2010

Clarke County Fair - Part 2

Anniversary Quilt - To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the Clarke County Piecemakers it was decided to make a quilt. Fabric was purchased and divided up to the members. The original eight members made blocks of red and white fabric. Current members made blocks of black and white fabric. There are 36 blocks in all with the signature of each member on the block they made.

The center medallion is an embroidered sewing machine with the name of the quilt guild and date made by Linda B. Members Joanne, Pat W. and Pat C. set the quilt blocks together. Sharon W. machine quilted it and Sue C. put on the binding.
It has been a group effort to finish this project. This quilt will be entered in the 2010 Iowa State Fair in the quilt made by a group category.

“Roses Roses” is an heirloom quilt made by Carol. She took a class at Quilt with Us in Lucas. Each block is different and designed using the pattern "Beyond the Color Purple" by Jenny Haskins. The machine embroidery was done on velvet and then appliqu├ęd to the block. Silk ribbon was used in a border for accent. The machine quilting was done by Betty M.
This quilt was shown at 2009 Clarke County Fair and the 2009 Des Moines quilt guild show.

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