Adult Center - June 2012
And now, Thumb Butte Quilters bring you a collection of “Quilts with Asian Flair”. Asian print fabric has been popular in the quilting fabric world for the last 12-15 years. We hope you enjoy their soothing elegance.


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):

Betty Foley, quilt maker. “Sunbonnet Suki”. Bordered with Betty's 'signature' “stack 'n whack” blocks (a cutting technique), we find the traditional Sunbonnet Sue in Oriental garb!


(Large Quilts on the West Wall):

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Betty Foley, quilt maker. “Lovely Geisha”. An Oriental panel is surrounded by “stack 'n whack” blocks. Completed in January 2009. Machine pieced and quilted by Betty.
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Betty Foley, quilt maker. “Dancing in the Moonlight”. Thirty-six “stack 'n whack” blocks dance across this quilt. Machine pieced and quilted by Betty.
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Carol Miller, quilt maker. “China Pavers”. This quilt became a souvenir of a trip to China in 2007. What mementos do you recognize? Ginkgo leaves? The Great Wall? Quilt was machine quilted by Gwen McNallan, and includes beading and sashiko stitching by Carol.


(small quilt location—northwest corner):

Diane Hieb, quilt maker. “BQ2 Class Project”. This is one of the first quilts she quilted with her long arm quilting machine.


(small quilt location—northeast corner):

Jean Ehlers, quilt maker. “There's a Moon Out Tonight”. Jeannie had fun playing with her Elisa Wilson curved ruler and her collection of Asian fat quarters. Hand quilted by Jean.


(Large Quilts on the East Wall):

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Kathleen Bond, quilt maker. “Going to Market”. All baskets in this quilt are made with Oriental fabrics. Pattern is by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes. Hand appliqued, machine pieced, and machine quilted by Kathleen, and finished the day before this display was hung on June 7th!
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Nancy Del Mar, quilt maker. “Elegant Oriental”. Usually, this quilt covers an antique four-poster bed. But for this exhibit, it's here with you! There are 120 four-inch squares in the center medallion of the quilt. Machine pieced by Nancy; machine quilted by Cynthia Crull.
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Diane Hieb, quilt maker. “Panel Panache”. A class by Diane Weber...her first quilt and still her favorite.


(small quilt location—southeast corner):

Carol Miller, quilt maker. “Chinese Lanterns”. These Chinese Lantern blocks were part of a Mountain Top Quilters “block swap”. Twenty-nine different lantern fabrics, plus assorted borders, present a great study of Asian fabrics. Machine quilted by Carol.
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