I have some exciting news to share! My sister and I have been working on a collection of 50 red & white miniature quilts. They are going to "decorate" (want to stay on topic ) the Minnesota quilt show next week, and then the Houston (the BIG one) quilt show in October.
My sister lives in Texas, and I live in Ohio, so we've never even seen them all together. Should be fun!
We've been working on them for a year, and each made 25, sending pictures back and forth.
That's wonderful Ann!!! You must both be very proud - R&W are my favorite quilt colors.
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I love the red and white patterns. Show us more pics if you can! I always love seeing your quilts.
Your quilts look beautiful! I imagine, that up close, one can see many fine details. I think it is lovely that you and your sister have been working on this and will be able to showcase your work together.
Those are beautiful quilts and will be stunning on display all together. How nice that you sister enjoys quilting too.
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Oh! How gorgeous. Before reading your post, I was immediately decorating a bedroom around a red and white quilt--in my head--trying to decide on creamy white or crisp white walls!
How EXCITING!!! The ones you pictured are amazing!
Anon, as an ardent lover of quilts, I have long been impressed and admiring of your achievements in this wonderful art/decorating/utilitarian form of expression.
Your (and your sisters) creations will make a truly remarkable display. Will these be for sale or just for display? Will they all be hung together?
Congratulations to both of you!
Annon, those are amazing. I love the two color effect. I look forward to seeing the quilts all hung together.
OK, Annon, now that I have picked my jaw up off of the floor, I can say that those little quilts are very exciting! The are exquisite pieces of art! I hope when you are finished displaying them they end up framed in a gallery wall. You are amazing!
Ditto, ditto, ditto. !!!
You are all so nice! I really appreciate your comments!
I'm in a hotel with really crummy internet, so I'll do the best I can to answer before I lose my connection. We worked on them for a year, with no real goal in mind, except that we liked them and were having fun. Whenever we finished one, we picked our next one. A few times we were able to get together and we made two of the more difficult ones together. Many of them are copies of antique quilts. I have no idea what we'll do with them when we get them back (in two years). I've taken note of some that friends particularly like, and I might gift them to them. We've also thought of selling them on eBay and donating the money to a favorite charity. I guess we have plenty of time to decide.
I'll post more pictures when I can. I'm not able to post them all till after the show in October.
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Your red & white quilts are awesome. I'm sure they will make a wonderful display.
Oooo love those little charmers! I made a r&w quilt from Alex Anderson's redwork romance collection a few years back. It goes nicely with the red toile curtains in my pine-panelled bedroom at the lake. I look forward to seeing the total collection when you get with your sister.
Annon, what a fun project for you and your sister to share! You're both very talented and the quilts are beautiful. Red and white is such a cheerful combination of color.
Thank you for sharing with us.
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Too much beautiful!!
i just got back from northern indiana looking at floral quilt gardens - there were many quilt blocks done out of flowers and then there was also many quilt murals scattered thruout elkhart, shipshewana, nappanee, middlebury, goshen indiana.
We had a great time at the quilt show, and our quilts very popular!
It was so much fun sharing our motivation and explaining the quilts.
People could hardly believe we made all the quilts (except one) in the last year.
I can hardly believe it myself.
Here's a picture for you.
I like it better that the more formal pictures of the quilts hanging in the show.
My sister was packing them up and just tossed them over the staircase railing
instead of carrying them all down the stairs, and this pic is the result.
(The post was huge, so I tried to edit and make it easier to read, and I fear I made it worse! Sorry.
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