Adult Center - January 2012
In March of 2011, Joanna S. Rose made quilt history at the American Folk Art Museum in New York City by displaying her 651 Red and White quilts from her collection. It made such an impact that quilters all over the world are making red and white quilts. Thumb Butte Quilters have gathered together a small collection of ten Red and White quilts to 'tickle your fancy'. Enjoy!

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):

(small quilt location—southwest corner):
Linda Gergen Moran, quilt owner. “TBQ Winner”. This quilt was created by Kathy Beeson using 'square-in-a-square' techniques for a TBQ quilt to be raffled at Quilt Camp, June 2008. Linda was the winning camper!

(Large Quilts on the West Wall):
Fran Bagley, quilt owner. “Barbara Fritchie Star”. An antique quilt rescued many years ago and much loved.
Cindy Phare, quilt maker. “School Houses”. This quilt is like Diane Holley's quilt was, only bigger! Much bigger, at 110” x 110”! Machine pieced and quilted by Cindy.
Marilyn Thompson, quilt owner. “Soldier's Reward”. This quilt was made in the 1940's for her mother-in-law by her mother-in-law, with a promise that she would give it to her “if he comes home from the war”. He came home, and the quilt has been kept 'special' because of the story that came with it.

(small quilt location—northwest corner):
Carol Perry, quilt maker. “Red Basket Collection”.

(small quilt location—northeast corner):
Barbara Merkel, quilt maker. “Romantic Redwork”. A pattern by Alex Anderson. Hand embroidered, machine pieced and machine quilted by Barbara. Completed 2007.

(Large Quilts on the East Wall):
Fran Bagley, quilt owner. “Double Irish Chain”. An antique quilt rescued about 3 years ago on a trip to Oregon.
Lorraine Owen, quilt maker. “Fun with Dick and Jane”. Designed by Lorraine. Also, machine pieced and machine quilted by Lorraine.
Jean Ehlers, quilt owner. “Star Chain”. This 1900's quilt top was made by the Amish and purchased in Ohio. It was handquilted in 1994 by Tennessee Amish.

(small quilt location—southeast corner):
Carolyn Edwards, quilt maker. “Therapy Hearts”. Twin quilts were pieced by friends to get one of them through a breast cancer diagnosis. The twin of this quilt resides in Iowa.
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