Thursday, July 22, 2010

Clarke County Fair

Here are some of the quilts made by quild members and their stories that were part of program "Every Quilt has a story tonight at the fair.

Red, White and Blue Quilt- Joan’s sister in law knew she loves red white and blue fabrics and when she found a great deal on a fat quarter package of the Nantucket line by Moda fabric co. she purchased it and sent it to Joan.
The quilt alternates blocks of large half square triangles and blocks of small half square triangles set in a pinwheel design for a scrappy quilt. A red and cream stripe binding accents this quilt. Machine quilted by Sharon W. Joan retired in September 2009 from the Naval Reserve as a Commander and serving her last year in active duty at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany.

Sometimes fabric just calls out your name and gives you inspiration for a beautiful quilt. Joanne walked by this fabric line three times while shopping at the Creekside Quilt shop in West Des Moines and Decided she couldn’t go home without it. The Carpenter Star pattern by Debbie Maddy was used to make this quilt. Machine quilted by Betty M. Joann makes quilts for her family members but plans to keep this quilt and use it on her bed.

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