Wedding Quilt for Tiphany and Paul

Gretchen Alexander

Machine pieced & quilted. Quilting by Patricia Little This quilt is a wedding gift for my grandson Paul Schaarping and his bride Tiphanie. Paul works for the U.S Forest Service. The colors were chosen to compliment the couple’s home, the leaf and light theme to reflect Paul’s love of nature.

Lady Bugs Watching Over Me

Gretchen Alexander

Machine pieced & quilted. This three dimensional “bow-tie” quilt is my traditional baby gift. I love lady bugs and was delighted to find this fabric and bought up all I could find. Sadly, this is the last of this. I learned this pattern at the Loving Stitches Quilt Shop in Stevensville, Michigan.

A Window on the Rose Garden

Melanie Anderson

Machine “crazy” pieced and machine quilted. I’ve become obsessed with “reuse, recycle”. The roses in the quilt are made entirely from small scraps left over from other projects.

Roots and Shoots

Melanie Anderson

Machine pieced and quilted. With a challenge piece, I hope that the fabrics will speak to me. These particular fabrics spoke of roots digging deep into the soil with just a bit of leaf growth above.