Adult Center - August 2012
And now, Ladies and Gentlemen, LOOK UP!, to see a dynamic display of quilts--all made by Dr. Kathy Beeson of Prescott Valley. Over the years, Kathy has been an active and valuable TBQ member, serving as President, Quilt Show Chair, Quilt Camp Chair, Company Store Chair, and Webmaster. Kathy 'caught the quilting bug' in 1990 when she stumbled across her Grandmother's pattern drawings of the quilt block called "card trick". She made two pillows. From there, she poured over a 'how to quilt' library book and created her first quilt--made of scraps pulled from her scrap bag in the "house" block pattern. She describes it as "horrible", but never the less, she is a "self-taught" quilter and forged ahead to create the beauties you see here! We hope you enjoy them!

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

(small quilt location--southwest corner)
"Pro-Life". This quilt is machine pieced with some machine applique. It was originally made to be included in a "Pro-Life" exhibit.

(Large Quilts on the West wall):

* "String Quilt". The string quilt technique dates back to early twentieth century when times were hard and every little piece of fabric was sewn to a foundation of flour sacks or even newspaper until the piece was big enough to cut into a square or diamond shape. This quilt was awarded "Best Scrap Quilt" at TBQ's 2007 Quilt Show.
* "New York Beauty". This quilt (99" x 112") was started at a Quilters' Retreat at Bear Cabin Inn in Show Low, AZ, in 2007, and finished four years later! Kathy does all her own machine quilting.
* "Pineapple". The pineapple quilt block is a version of the log cabin block. Small groups of quilters often challenge themselves to make quilts with a specific theme. This quilt was made for a challenge using the pineapple block in the mini-group, "In Stitches".

(small quilt location--northwest corner)
"Mad for Plaid". A quilter pal made a similar quilt at a TBQ Quilt Camp. Kathy loved it so much, Susan gave her extra blocks to Kathy, who promptly added a few more of her own to make a 'twin" quilt.

(small quilt location--notheast corner)
"Kathy's Flower Garden". This totally pieced quilt was made in 1992 and is the oldest in this display. But how fresh it is!

(Large Quilts on East Wall):

* "Happy Birthday, Kathy". These "flying geese" blocks were made for Kathy's birthday over a couple of years by a couple of the mini-groups she is in. Finally she had enough blocks to put into a quilt!
* "Stars In The Garden". This is a "Piece O' Cake" pattern. TBQ occasionally has a PIG challenge (Project In a Grocery bag), where 'players' are expected to finish one of their UFO's (Unfinished Objects). This hand appliqued and machine quilted piece was finished 01-09-07.
* "Nine-Patch Flower Garden". A recently finished quilt, Kathy cleverly surrounded eight hand-appliqued flower blocks with a collection of nine-patch blocks.

(small quilt location--southeast corner)
"Rite of Spring". Kay Wentworth taught a method to make these 'liberated' ladies (no pattern, free-form design) at a TBQ Quilt Camp.
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