Adult Center - March 2009
We offer, for your viewing pleasure, a new display of quilts--a regular “Potpourri” of quilts! We wanted to encourage TBQ members to share and show quilts who have not done so before. The result is this assortment of ‘eye-popping’ quilts…the same effect you would get when attending any Quilt Show. (And if this display makes you smile, plan to come to our big Quilt Show, June 5 and 6, at Prescott High School.) Now, we say ‘Thanks!’ to the ten quilt artists who are sharing their creations for the first time here in the Prescott Community Center atrium! We hope you enjoy the Show!

The makers of the quilts now hanging in the atrium of the Prescott Community Center are as follows: (standing at the Reception Desk, looking South out the front door, beginning with the first small quilt in the southwest corner, and going around the room clockwise):

Bette Smith, quilt maker. (small quilt location--southwest corner) This quilt is named “Four Padoolas”. Her gardener Mother always said that a padoola is a flower you can’t readily identify. Quilt is hand appliquéd and machine pieced.

(Large Quilts on the West wall):

Betsy Bykerk, quilt maker. This is Betsy’s first quilt! It is enhanced and embellished with machine embroidered pieces. Machine quilted.

Beverly Bowe, quilt maker. The pieced blocks were made by Beverly’s friendship quilting group. The darling lady blocks were hand painted by Beverly.

Shirley Burns, quilt maker. This “New York Beauty” pattern is a Show stopper! Machine pieced and machine quilted.

(small quilt location--northwest corner)

Pat Armstrong, quilt maker. Quilt name: ’Galaxy’. This quilt is Pat’s original design, as she tried to create the look of an oriental rug. Machine pieced and machine quilted.

(small quilt location--northeast corner)

Marilyn Anderson, quilt maker. Quilt name: “Charolais Bull’s Eye”. ‘Bull’s Eye’ is a piecing technique made popular by the “Country Threads’ pattern designers from Garner, Iowa. Hand quilted.

(Large quilts on East Wall):

Joan Carrell, quilt maker. Quilt name: “Order From Chaos”. This “stack-n-whack” quilt was the last quilt Joan made in Wasilla, Alaska. It was on the design wall while their house was being packed for her move to AZ. It gave her a sense of order while the rest of the house was in chaos. Joan has taught classes several times at Quilt ‘N Sew Connection on construction of this quilt. Machine quilted.

Mary Jane Steinhilpert, quilt maker. Quilt name: “Batik Stars”. My stars, just look at all those stars and nine patch blocks! There are even star blocks only 1 ½” in size! Machine pieced and machined quilted.

Pat Folsom, quilt maker. Quilt name: “Fanning the Southwest Spirit”. Pat was one of Joan Carrell’s students at Quilt ‘N Sew Connection--and she learned her lessons well! Machine quilted.

(small quilt location--southeast corner)

Maryann Conner, quilt maker. Quilt name: “From Russia With Love”. Aunt Maryann made this quilt for nephew ‘Aleksei’. The pattern is “American Boy” by Betty Alderman. Hand quilted by TBQ’s Sharlot Hall Quilters.
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