Sue Coe made this magnificent Underground Railroad sampler quilt featuring quilt blocks used in quilts as signs for escaped slaves along the Underground Railroad. According to legend, a safe house along the Underground Railroad was often indicated by a quilt hanging from a clothesline, fence or windowsill. The blocks formed a type of code, communicating useful information. Along the edges the meaning of each block is embroidered in brown thread. The green print used in the sashing and gold print used for the legend tie these historic blocks together beautifully. I stipple quilted it for her using ecru thread to reproduce the look of the quilting found in many of these original quilts. A beautiful and compelling way to preserve this history and keep it alive.
Debbie Shepard pieced this beautiful quilt mostly from fabric my sister, Iris “donated to the cause” and dropped off at the shop. She made this for her own bed, and I think she did an incredible job with it! This is a very pretty quilt block and the colors just make it come alive! We used Hobbs’ wonderful Heirloom batting and backed it with Quilters Blenders Majestic Purple 108” quilt backing from our shop. I used the same material to make the binding. I quilted it in “Flights of Fancy” with lime green thread for her. Debbie, I’m proud of you and the gorgeous quilts you’ve made! 🙂
Patti Spooner pieced this Ohio Star quilt in blue and white for a grandson. With the blue border framing it this quilt is traditional but striking. Our soft Hobbs Heirloom batting was used inside, and it is backed with Quilters Blenders Sapphire Blue backing form our shop. I quilted it in “Pipeline” for her. A very nice quilt and a lucky grandson, Patti! 🙂
Marcia George made this Sunshine Throw for someone special! It features a cute sunflower panel that tells all the world “You Are My Sunshine.” She framed it with gingham and itsy bitsy polka dots, then added a complimenting yellow tone on tone floral and sunflower border. I used our soft Hobbs Heirloom batting inside and quilted it in “Ribbon Hearts” for her with lime green thread. Very Cheery Marcia! 🙂
I made this wall hanging for Lois Duncan from her late husband, Spencer Duncan’s shirts. It was the perfect way to save them so she and their daughters and grandchildren could see and enjoy them, remembering his love for his family. Mr. Duncan was a farmer and cattleman in Whigham, GA known for his award winning purebred Angus cattle. Inside I used our stable Hobbs Heirloom batting and backed it with Tilt-A-Whirl Natural quilt backing from our shop. I quilted it in lines along the rows and around the pockets. A tribute to a wonderful man for his wife and family. 🙂
Abigail Taunton made this charming Blue & Gold quilt! A variety of prints in these colors are used, many with stars in them. The design and the choice of colors combine for an elegant effect. Our soft & stable Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 batting is used inside the quilt. I quilted it in stars using gold thread for her. Abigail, you created a handsome quilt! 🙂
This beautiful throw featuring a watercolor rendition of colorful flowers in glass bottles is by Jeanne Brown! She framed the central panel with concentric borders of floral prints alternating with a variegated green. Inside we used our soft Hobbs Heirloom batting and since it’s pretty flowers I quilted it in Hummingbirds for her! A gorgeous throw, Jeanne! 🙂