Sunday, November 9, 2014

Radiant Blooms

Sunday, November 9, 2014

When I joined the Denver Electric Quilters back in spring of 2012, the group had completed making a quilt that they designed in EQ7.  They had already shown it in various exhibits, and it won numerous awards.  We decided to design and create another group quilt with the intention of entering it into the New Quilts from an Old Favorite contest for 2014.  The theme was the Carolina Lily.

Each of us in the group designed several overall quilt layouts, and I was very excited that my design, which was based on the New York Beauty, was chosen.  We each then designed several flower blocks to go into the centers.  We selected nine different flower designs based on the Carolina Lily, with the center design being repeated in each of the four center circles.  Everyone made their own blocks and contributed to other parts of the overall sewing.   The quilting was done by Ann Petersen, many time award winning quilter, who is also a member of our group.

How excited we were to learn that our quilt was selected to be in the New Quilts from an Old Favorite book, and it would also get to hang at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky.  We each got to write a few paragraphs about our block for the book and also our contribution to the quilt. 

Being from Kentucky, I travel back for a visit every year around spring break time.  So fortunately I was able to take a little side trip over to Paducah and see our quilt on display in the museum.  How exciting it that!  Below is a picture of me standing next to the finished quilt in the museum.

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