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Friday, November 20, 2015

Quilt Show at my parents retirement center

Yesterday was a quilt show with family quilts that belong to residents and quilts made by residents. It was fun to see so many quilts in one place. 
My mom with some of her quilts 

It's hard to see in this photo but on the right is a table holding 3 Husqavarna machines.  The daughter of a resident owns a sewing shop and she demonstrated some state of the art machines.  
I helped make this quilt many years ago- the animals are appliqued and then I added embroidery.  We made 5 of these baby quilts and they were a joint project of my mom, grandmother and me. 
On the quilt rack, 3 of Mom's quilts.  On the lower right is a gold cross stitch quilt she made.  
Bottom- Christmas quilt by Mom
Top- a crazy quilt belonging to another resident and Mom's crazy quilt made from neckties

A signature quilt 

This old quilt is red and greens but it looks pink in the photo

This old and very scrappy crazy quilt appealed to me

2 beautiful embroidered quilts 

2 different ways to make T Shirt quilts 

My dad and JJ visiting with Randi, the activity director.  She always finds a piece of candy for JJ and he calls her "my friend Randi" 

This is a sweatshirt jacket, the patches are raw edge appliqué 
I visited with the maker - turns out her son in law is my son in law's barber.  
Our town has a population of about 50000 with 20000 more college students.  It has a small town feel to it, and we all seem to know each other or know each other's family.  

A beautiful signature quilt, I especially like the embroidery in the center

Quilts Quilts and Quilts!  If you made it to the end of this post, you have the patience of a quilt maker 


  1. Your mom sure is talented. And so are the others. There's a lot of beautiful quilts and the show. I love the quilt and the story behind the baby quilt. What a nice memory!


    1. Hi Jane, thank you! Yes my mom is very talented as most every woman in my family. All the women before were prolific with needles and thread.
      The 5 baby quilts were my grandmothers idea. She had 5 grandchildren and wanted to make 5 baby quilts for their future children, But my brothers and 1 of my cousins are all bachelors who never had children so some the quilts have yet to be used.

  2. I'm not sure you can say I have the patience of a quilter, but I did enjoy the tour. I especially enjoy those embroidered quilts! Thanks for letting us see them!

    1. I'm glad you liked them Tammy, they were too special to not share.

  3. Wow! That was an incredible quilt show! I love the baby quilt that you helped make.

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    1. Thank you Joyful. It was a really nice show.

  5. LOL. More like the patience of a quilter admirer as my quilt making is shameful at the moment. I least of think about making quilts. Thanks so much for sharing, boy I would have loved to have been to that quilt show.
    blessings, jill
    ps. I have not been getting email notifications of your comments to my blog. Just wanted you to know I have not been ignoring you.

    1. Jilly, I wish you could of been there too.

  6. Hi Mrs.Rhonda,

    Thank you for sharing the quilt show with your readers. Although I am an armature quilter, I do love quilts. As a matter of fact, my sister and I plan to, someday, take a "vacation' to some Amish communities specifically to enjoy the QUILTS! Also, when attending county fairs, etc., the quilt displays are the first ones we visit.

    Thank you for the lovely quilt tour,


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