Garden Party

Alexandra (Sandy) Schweitzer

English paper piecing, hand appliqué, hand dyed background by maker, 1930s repro fabrics, whipped stitch edge, hand quilted. Fabrics & style remind me of “Grandma”.

In the Greenhouse

Alexandra (Sandy) Schweitzer

Hand dyed (by maker) & purchased fabric. Fused, machine appliqué, machine quilted, tulle overlay, embellished, photo transfer, piping. A PAQA (Professional Art Quilt Association) orchid challenge.

Into the Sea

Sheng Ai Lin

Hand silk screen with threading on the cotton fabric. Representing the complex and intricate world of the sea through the tangles of threads.

Beijing

Mario Alonso

Machine pieced and machine quilted. Beijing was started while watching the Beijing Summer Olympics and completed in 2008. The back evolved over the next year or so and is my interpretation of the Water Cube and Plaza, along with bands representing Gold, Silver and Bronze. Machine quilted by Sally Evanshank from Windy City Quilting inContinue reading “Beijing

Mario Alonso

A Plethora of Pinwheels

Melanie Anderson

Machine pieced and quilted. I had a wonderful time with this year’s challenge. I got started early enough to make sure I got my pinwheels put together correctly and really enjoyed the challenge of mismatched fabrics.

My Many Homes

Melanie Anderson

Machine pieced & appliquéd, embellished with buttons. I was totally taken with another member’s use of aerial photos and old men’s shirts and decided to make my own. Each button and challenge fabric represents a different segment of my life in Illinois. Legend is on the back.