Featured Member Quilts: August 22

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Julie Koch‘s memory quilt has been very popular with our readers. The movement of color from yellow/orange through violet/blue and down to green, matching in the border, gives it a crisp look punctuated with the white. The family prints she’s used also seem to blend into the movement of color and pattern. This is what Julie has written,

“Celebratedmy mom’s 90th birthday with her over the weekend and presented her withthis memory quilt I designed and quilted for her. So much fun!!”

We hope that everyone notices the quilting, too. It will surely be a treasure for generations.

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The best words about this beautiful quilt come from it’s maker, Nancy Rosa. She writes,

“Imade this quilt as a wedding gift to a wonderful couple. It has dozens of pictures w/messages of the dogs that have been rescued from Afghanistan. The non profit Puppy Rescue Mission was started and continues to help soldiers bring home the puppies they bond with while deployed. It is 85″ x 85” and used the wedding colors of black, white, and red.

It’s not just the rescue of animals that’s important, it’s those messages and pictures. They convey so much care…and appreciation. This quilt is one that shows respect and honor. It’s elegantly done in many ways. We’d like to thank you, Nancy, for letting us see it.

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Tie quilts are always popular and it’s very interesting to see the various ways they can be incorporated into a quilt that carries so many memories. We’d like thank Tina Wise for sharing this one with us all at 24 Blocks. It is a lap quilt. Tina writes that the ties do come from a loved one. It’s so nice to see sections of the ties incorporated into blocks that have differing slightly diagonal orientations. Tina’s design gives it real visual interest. And it’s practical. We know that whenever it’s used, memories will come back. Quilts that convey love are always held dear.

Thanks to everyone who has shared their work with us. Quilt on; share the memories.

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