Adult Center - March 2011
Thumb Butte Quilters’ current display of Quilts


Today, we are spotlighting the playful quilt works of TBQ member, Kathleen Bond. Kathleen is currently President of Thumb Butte Quilters’ Guild. She started sewing doll clothes by hand at age 9, and made her own clothes beginning in the 6th grade, but she didn’t begin quilting until after college. With a background in ‘elementary art’, she took all kinds of art, photography, and quilting classes along the way to add to her creative juices. This True West woman has lived in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and now Arizona! We sure hope Kathleen’s quilts make you smile!

Standing at the Reception Desk, looking South out the front door, beginning with the first quilts in the southwest corner, and going around the room clockwise, here‘s a description of Kathleen‘s quilts:

(small quilt location--southwest corner)

This is a collection of some of Kathleen’s small quilts: “Little Black Bear Paw“, “Hattie‘s Baskets“, “Flowers for Isabelle“, “Quilt for My Dolly“, and a couple of wool applique “penny rugs“. All are hand pieced, hand appliquéd, and hand quilted.

(Large Quilts on the West wall):

“Aunt Cora’s Basket”. All fabrics are Civil War Reproduction fabrics. Hand appliquéd, machine pieced. Machine quilted by Gwen McNallan.

“Dear Jane”. This quilt of over 5,000 pieces was hand pieced and hand quilted.

“Lots and Lots of Dots”. Every single piece of fabric in this quilt is a polka dot…even the yo-yo’s!

(small quilt location--northwest corner)

“This Used to be My Sundress”. The peach fabric’s first life was a sundress. Kathleen thought it could be better used in a quilt!

(small quilt location--northeast corner)

“Flowers from the Garden”. This quilt started in a class taught by Roberta Horton called “Design Your Own Primitive Quilt”. The girls across the top represent her classmates and teacher. The quilt includes 90 Civil War Reproduction fabrics.

(Large Quilts on East Wall):

“Was That A Berry?”. The center applique is a Jan Patek pattern. Kathleen then added rows to create a Medallion Quilt. All fabrics are by Kaffe Fassett. This quilt is the first one Kathleen quilted on her long-arm machine.

“Spring Garden”. A Kaffe Fassett design using Kaffe Fassett fabric. Hand quilted.

“Double Handled Basket”. This quilt, made of 30’s fabrics and Feedsacks, was inspired by a quilt made by Mary Mashuta. Machine pieced and hand quilted.

(small quilt location--southeast corner)

“Traditional Pineapple”. Machine pieced. Hand quilted.
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