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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Happy Summer!

July 18, 2013

As you read this I will be setting up for a quilt show in Bluefield, WV.  woohoo! Can't wait to meet some new quilter friends!

Did you see the post this month from the IQSCM?  It's a memorial quilt for 9/11.  Here is the link:

Just in case the link doesn't work, I've copy and pasted the article here:

Fallen Timbers: A Salute to the Heroes of 9-11
Designed, assembled, and hand quilted by Don Beld; pieced by the Citrus Belt Quilters, Redlands, California; stuffed quilting by Bernice Foster
Redlands, California
Dated 2006
IQSCM 2012.016.0008
Gift of Don Beld in memory of Joyce Shields

The collapsed latticework fa├žade of the World Trade Center seen in media images inspired Don Beld’s design of this memorial quilt. He used two block patterns—a Drunkard’s Path variation and an Uneven Nine Patch—to represent the twisted wreckage of the building. He named the combination “Fallen Timbers” to commemorate the firefighters and police officers who died responding to the terror attacks on September 11, 2001.
The quilt’s borders include quilted images of the Twin Towers, a New York Police Department police officer’s cap, a New York Fire Department firefighter’s helmet, the Statue of Liberty, the Liberty Bell, and an American flag at half-mast. Stuffed quilting in the border includes the words “Dignity,” “Liberty,” “Humanity,” and “Equality.”
Beld gave this quilt to his home guild, the Citrus Belt Quilters, who raffled it in a 2006 fundraiser. John and Joyce Shields won the raffle. When Joyce died, John donated the quilt for inclusion in the collection of Beld’s quilts at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum.
On display until July 7 in Post 9/11-Memorial Quilts by Don Beld.


I have a few more spaces open for the Civil War BOM.  I just sent out block 2, but it's not too late to join and get caught up!
Here is a pic of block 2:

The fabrics aren't exact, but really close!

Here is the Applique of the Month selection for August:

Each package contains 12 birthday cakes, which are approx. 3" tall.  The paper backed
fusible is already applied, just peel, iron and sew!  Each package is only $5 this month
and that includes shipping to the US!


UFO progress!
As many of you know, I have really pushed hard this year to finish up a myriad of UFO's.
I just got this one back from Phyllis Dewey, who did the longarm work.  I call it quilting
by checkbook. lol  She did a GREAT JOB! on the panto!  I am one more closer to my
goal of all my UFO's done by the end of the year!

Well, nap time is almost over, so I better end it for  now!

Keep quilting!