Featured Member Quilts: August 21

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We really enjoyed seeing this remarkable and creative wall hanging by Amy Hans. She did it in celebration of the 100th anniversary of New York’s Grand Central Station Terminal. The scene in the center comes from a vintage photo of a woman on the famed balcony. Notice that Amy did it as if the photo was in an album, even with the corner photo holders. We’ve seen, of course, the station in many movies including “Falling in Love”, “North by Northwest”, and “Superman”. It’s also the first work that Amy has ever entered in a quilting contest. We look forward to seeing more lovely work from her!

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Diane Larson shared with us this simply stunning and fascinating barn quilt. It’s one of the most interesting quilts we’ve seen in a long time. It’s easy to be amazed by the barns and their detail (notice the water wheel in the center block), but we were drawn in by the diagonally pieced sashing framing each block and the wonderful slightly wonky log cabin blocks on the border. The fabric choices, especially the gingham checks, are perfect for that country look. The colors all blend and are softened by the use of some neutrals. Notice how the center block has red cornerstones on the left, but a pale pink/neutral on the right. We can only say “wow!”

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All of us love seeing works of quilted art that carry on family history. This one by Barbara Matchett is just so wonderfully well done, appealing and so full of what we know are special memories and stories. Barbara writes,

“Thisis my family heritage quilt with our wedding picture in the center and each tree represent the four family trees joined by our marriage. Family pictures are in the stars surrounding the quilt. The pattern is called “Family and Friends” and was taken from Sisterhood: A Quilting Tradition by Nancy Lee Murty.

It is beautiful!

Thank you Barbara, Diane and Amy for sharing your talent and love of quilting with our community at 24 Blocks. Now…we need to get busy…

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