EHS 2011 Quilt Photo Album
QUILTED DREAMS
The sixteenth annual Women's History Month quilt exhibit includes 63 quilts and quilted items made by a number of quilters and collectors from the Dakota County area. This year's featured Minnesota quilt artist is Page Johnson from Rosemount. The quilts were hung around the atrium of the library during the month of March. Click on the quilt images below to see a larger image of each of them.

Heritage, 2009, Jane used pink and green fabrics for this stripy project. Machine pieced and quilted by Jane Ward.

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Fancy That! 2010, this quilt was pieced at one of Glad Creations’ mystery weekends. Machine pieced by Carol Sery and machine quilted by Anne Tuma.
Medallion Sampler, 2010, Susan loves to combine piecing and appliqué so made this quilt from a Lori Smith pattern just for the fun of it. Machine pieced and appliquéd by Susan MacLennan and machine quilted by Page Johnson.

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Pineapple Sundae, 2010, Pat chose a kit through Moda Fabrics entitled “Supporting the Cause of Juvenile Diabetes” for the center pineapple portion of her quilt and added her own outer borders. Pat completed the project by long arm quilting it with a Double Plume. Machine pieced and quilted by Pat Current.
Hunky Dory, this cute quilt kit features the Hunky Dory line of soft florals by Chez Moi for Moda. Made as a shop sample for Eagle Creek Quilt Shop. Machine quilted by Kars Quilting.

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Farmer’s Wife, 2010, this sampler quilt is made from traditional farm themed blocks by Laurie Aaron Hird. The blocks are based on a contest in the Farmers' Wife magazine of 1922 that asked subscribers, “If you had a daughter of marriageable age, would you, in light of your own experience, want her to marry a farmer?” Much to the surprise of the editors, 94% responded yes. Machine pieced and quilted by Debbie Burk.
Cotton Candy, 2003, this sampler quilt was made for Judy’s mother who loved pastel colors. Machine pieced by Judy Lofgren and machine quilted by Page Johnson.

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Sandcastles, Jean made this floral and lattice patterned quilt from a Black Mountain quilt pattern which she enlarged to queen size using floral fabrics collected over many years. Machine pieced by Jean Sierra and machine quilted by Page Johnson.
Never Enough 9-Patches, 2008, Karen made a darker version of this quilt in 2006 and liked it so much she made this light version. She loves working with 9-patches. Machine pieced by Karen Asmundson and machine quilted by Diane Schotl.

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Sweet Magnolias, the magnolia is the state flower of Louisiana, Janet’s home state. She says it is beautiful! Machine pieced by Janet Schuetze and machine quilted by Diane Schotl.

Wyatt’s Star, 2010, this project was started in a Quilt Smart foundation piecing class that Scrapbaggers took as a group in 2005. Annemarie's son, Wyatt, is a consummate fisherman, therefore the lure fabric was chosen. Machine pieced and quilted by Annemarie Yohnk.

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Graduation Leftovers, 2010, this quilt was made from all the leftover fabric Gerry had from the quilt she made for her granddaughter’s high school graduation. Machine pieced and quilted by Gerry Moore.

Once Upon A Starry Night, 2008, Judy won the first place award at the Minnesota Quilters show in 2010 and the Home Machine Quilting Show in 2009, and second place at Innovations in 2008 with this quilt. Machine pieced by Judy Lofgren and machine quilted by Page Johnson.

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Four Patch Fusion, from Anka’s Treasures Charmed and Dangerous book. Machine pieced by Jan Malmquist and machine quilted by Page Johnson.
Dawn Through the Trees, Katalin used Twila Richter’s Through the Woods pattern to create this quilt. Note the large tree shape she quilted throughout the body. Machine pieced and quilted by Katalin Shier.

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It’s a Mystery, 2009, Patty made this quilt in a yearlong mystery class taught by Gwen Lundgren. Machine pieced and quilted by Patty Von Arx.
In Color, Julie wanted to try a large-scale paper pieced project and then see what quilting Page would do. Machine pieced by Julie Cartier and machine quilted by Page Johnson.


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Students' Choice

 

 

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Alligator Crossing, Ruth created this jungle themed quilt for her grandson, Samuel, whose favorite color is orange, on the occasion of his fifth birthday. Machine pieced and quilted by Ruth Ament.
Four Patch Fusion, Julie was curious to see how this pattern would look in fall colors made with batiks. Machine pieced by Julie Cartier and machine quilted by Page Johnson.

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Checkerberry Bliss, Ann made this shop sample for Eagle Creek Quilt Shop from the book Simple Comforts. Machine pieced and appliquéd by Ann Kraayenbrink and machine quilted by Kars Quilting.
Lone Star Maniac, this quilt was inspired by the Reach for the Stars pattern found in the October 2008 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting, adapted from Americana Lone Star by designer Laurie Simpson. Machine pieced and quilted by Dee Legvold.

 
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Sari, 2006, a beautiful hexagonal wallhanging. Machine pieced by Judy Lofgren and machine quilted by Page Johnson.
Fit to Be Square, Cynthia made this quilt to try out the new quilting tool Fit to be Square. She thinks her project turned out great! Cynthia finished it off with a pieced back. Machine pieced and quilted by Cynthia Hillery.

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Crazy Jacks, smiling Jack-o-lanterns are surrounded by candy corn in this Buggy Barn pattern from the book Frightfully Crazy. Machine pieced and quilted by Patty Von Arx.

 

“Boo”tiful, 2009, Susan’s youngest son has an October birthday. When he was at Michigan Tech she managed to visit a few quilt shops where she found this pattern in Houghton, MI. Her Halloween fabric collection came in handy too. Machine pieced by Susan MacLennan and machine quilted by Page Johnson.

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Halloween Quilt, Jennie designed this original quilt by adding pinwheel blocks to the vintage style fabric postcards purchased at Quilter’s Courtyard. Machine pieced and hand quilted by Jennie Brandt.
If the Hat Fits, Patty completed this quilt of comical witches flying on brooms using a Buggy Barn pattern from the book Frightfully Crazy. Machine pieced and quilted by Patty Von Arx.

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Rhapsody in Blue, Sharron used a Ricky Tim’s Rhapsody pattern for this quilt without most of the appliqué. She says the piece was a stretch of her skills. Machine pieced and appliquéd by Sharron Grocott and machine quilted by Kathy Shier.
Jamestown in the 30s, 2008, based on a traditional pattern that Annemarie chose to make with 30s fabric. Machine pieced and quilted by Annemarie Yohnk.

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Pride and Glory Medallion, 2010, when Suzanne first saw this pattern by Annemarie Yohnk she knew she wanted to make it using 30s and shirting fabrics. She took the idea of a common color in the quilt to calm down all the different prints. It will be the summer quilt for her bed. Machine pieced and quilted by Suzanne Fisher.
Fourth in the City, Katalin found the block entitled Zen in a magazine and fashioned this original setting from it. Machine pieced and quilted by Katalin Shier.

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Oriental Tulip, 2011, tulips are one of Gail’s favorite flowers so the fabric was an easy choice. The addition of the Sashiko quilting design by Page gives the quilt an Oriental theme. Machine pieced by Gail Kieper and machine quilted by Page Johnson.

Basket Quilt, 2010, this appliquéd sampler is made from Moda’s Piece and Plenty block of the month pattern plus two baskets Judy created. The layout is her own creation too. Machine pieced by Judy Lofgren and machine quilted by Diane Schotl.

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Viewers' Choice
Posies in the Valley, 2010, it took Janet a year to appliqué and complete this quilt, which is one of her favorites made from a Blackbird Design. Machine pieced and hand appliquéd by Janet Schuetze and machine quilted by Diane Schotl.
Happy Birthday, Ruth, 2011, the fabric and One Block Wonder pattern were a 2009 Christmas gift to Gerry from her daughter, Ruth. Having her in mind while making the quilt, Gerry decided to present it to Ruth for her birthday in March. Machine pieced by Gerry Moore and machine quilted by Sister’s Common Thread.

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Triple Irish Chain, kitted at J J Stitches Quilt Shop to match a quilt in American Patchwork & Quilting. Machine pieced by Ann Kraayenbrink and quilted by Annemarie Yohnk.
Two Piece Puzzle, this red and brown quilt was made as a shop sample for Quilter’s Haven from a pattern in the April 2010 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting magazine. Machine pieced and long arm quilted by Pat Current.

 
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Stars & Stripes, Terry Atkinson designed this quilt using bright fabrics. Debbie decided to use low contrast Civil War reproductions instead. Machine pieced and quilted by Debbie Burk.

Baskets and Blooms, Debbie used the Need’l Love Blooming Baskets pattern for this pastel quilt but designed her own flowers. Machine pieced, appliquéd, and quilted by Debbie Burk.

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Vanilla & Blooms, made from the Fig Tree & Company pattern. Machine pieced and quilted by Debbie Burk.
Jinny Beyer Original, Anne bought this as a kit ten years ago. The pattern said beginner, and she thought, “No problem. This will be quick and easy.” When she looks at it now she has no idea how she pieced it together. She loves it, but it was a challenge. She finally quilted it last year after having it in her closet for nine years! Machine pieced and quilted by Anne Tuma.

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Summerville, 2010, using an original pattern from People, Places & Quilts of Summerville, South Carolina, Marcia added some interest to the outer border with hourglass blocks. This great quilt shop was discovered a few years ago on a vacation. The quilt is named for that charming shop and town. Machine pieced by Marcia Rocheleau and machine quilted by Page Johnson.
The Santa Quilt, charming Santa fabric inspired this novelty quilt made with alternating 9-patch blocks. Machine pieced and hand quilted by Jennie Brandt.

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Year ’Round, this quilt was made from an original Pat Cox design as a block of the month. Along with lots of French knots, there are different stitches in each block. Machine pieced and hand embroidered by Gail Kieper and machine quilted by Page Johnson.

Stars Divided, 2010, this wallhanging was made from Civil War era fabric in Laura Nagel’s Treasured Threads class at Quilter’s Haven using Annemarie Yohnk’s pattern. Machine pieced and quilted by Pat Current.

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Sisterhood Charm, 2010, made as a charm quilt for a Jo’s Little Women Club 9 class Annemarie taught at Glad Creations. The center cameo is embroidered over the fabric design. Machine pieced and quilted by Annemarie Yohnk.
Bittersweet Stars, made for the Jo Morton’s Little Women Club 9 class Annemarie taught. Machine pieced and quilted by Annemarie Yohnk.

 
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Hidden Stars, 2010, this wallhanging is made from a Quilts Remembered pattern entitled Laura’s Cradle Quilt. It can be a challenge to find the stars, so Marcia calls her quilt Hidden Stars. There are seven of them. Can you find them all? Machine pieced and quilted by Marcia Rocheleau.

Daffodil Hill, made for the Jo Morton’s Little Women Club 9 class Annemarie taught. Machine pieced and quilted by Annemarie Yohnk.

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Autumn Crossing, made for the Jo Morton’s Little Women Club 9 class Annemarie taught. Machine pieced and quilted by Annemarie Yohnk.
Keystone Medallion, made for the Jo Morton’s Little Women Club 9 class Annemarie taught. Machine pieced and quilted by Annemarie Yohnk.

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Picnic with Mola in the Munsinger-Clemens Garden, 2010, Doris created this wallhanging for a fabric challenge at the 2010 Minnesota Quilters’ quilt show, Quilting in the Quarry, in St. Cloud. Machine pieced by Doris Kraemer and machine quilted by Nanette Sutherland.
Dick and Jane, Cynthia’s daughter, Christina, fell in love with the Dick and Jane fabric so she had to make a quilt for her. Machine pieced and quilted by Cynthia Hillery.

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Broken Dishes doll quilt 1930s-40s era. From the collection of Laura Nagel.
Afternoon Tea, 2007, Mor Mor had saved this fabric of little girls having a tea party for several years until the birth of her first granddaughter, Jenna. Machine pieced and quilted by Laurie Kochis.

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Batik Star, Gail used Quilt Smart facing to make the center star, saying it was a big help since each piece had four bias edges. Machine pieced by Gail Kieper and machine quilted by Page Johnson.
Grandma Taught Me to Sew, 2010, Deborah designed this Redwork and pieced wallhanging in a medallion class. Machine pieced, hand appliquéd and embroidered by Deborah Sandhoff and machine quilted by Page Johnson.
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Let It Snow, 2010, Laura made this Christmas gift for Laurie Kochis from the book Calendar Quilts. Machine pieced, appliquéd, and quilted by Laura Nagel.

Don’t Look Down, 2010, Doris constructed this wallhanging for a fabric challenge at the 2010 Minnesota Quilters’ quilt show, Quilting in the Quarry, in St. Cloud. Machine pieced, hand embellished, and machine quilted by Doris Kraemer.

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Field of Flowers, this quilt is so super fun and easy Anne can’t stop making it. She has made it in a number of color ways. Anne found the pattern in the August 2009 McCall’s Quilting magazine. You can view more of the quilting on this piece from the back side. Machine pieced and quilted by Anne Tuma.
Needles and Pins: We all have them – PINS! Whether they be heirlooms, collected at quilt shows, or made by the hands of loved ones, we collect pins. So often they are scattered in drawers or relegated to an infrequently opened jewelry box. If you seldom see them, let alone wear them, here are some ideas for displaying and enjoying them on a variety of pin quilts and pincushions. Which one do you like?
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Autumn’s Finale! 2010, Laura’s sister, Shannon, loved these colors so she surprised her with it for Christmas. Made in a Gwen’s Mystery class. You can view more of the quilting on this piece from the back side. Machine pieced by Laura Harris and machine quilted by Kathy Shier.
Groovy Girls Sewing Club: Annemarie taught a 6-month club with inspiring, creative purse, tote and bag ideas. A new technique was taught with each fun monthly project from Terry Atkinson with exclusive projects and specials for the Groovy Girls. Machine pieced and quilted by Annemarie Yohnk and Patty Von Arx.
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This page was created March 2011