Community Center Display - Dec. 2016
Merry Xmas! TBQ member Pam Jones has a Crazy Quilt dated 1890 which includes the words “Merry Xmas”, so that abbreviation for 'Christmas' has been in use for over a century! We hope you enjoy this collection of Christmas quilts.

The quilts now hanging in the Atrium of the Rowle P. Simmons Community Center are as follows, (standing at the Reception Desk, looking South out the front door, beginning with the first small quilt to the right, in the southwest corner, and going around the room clockwise):

(small quilt location—southwest corner):

Kay Wentworth, quilt maker. “Christmas Lone Star”. The lone star quilt pattern has been around since the pioneer days and is very recognizable!

(Large Quilts on West Wall):

Norma Kurr, quilt maker. “Christmas Quilt with Holly”. Christmas log cabin blocks and appliqued holly—isn't this just the perfect Christmas quilt?!

Joan Moss, quilt maker. “Red and Green Quilt”. This is not necessarily a Christmas quilt, but it sure screams Christmas, doesn't it! A Baltimore Album style quilt—most blocks designed, or replicated, by Elly Sienkiewicz.

Jane Holland, quilt maker. “Christmas Houses”. Not old, but a favorite! This is the fifth year this quilt has hung at Christmas time! It's tradition!

(small quilt location—northwest corner):

Wanda Hughes, quilt maker. “Christmas Tree Rag Quilt”. A rag quilt is a fun technique where the ½ seams are snipped and left raggedy after washing.

(small quilt location—northeast corner):

Yvonne Blitch, quilt maker. “Christmas Pineapple Blocks”. Yvonne made this quilt in a Joan Carrell pineapple block class at Quilt N Sew Connection.

(Large Quilts on the East Wall):

Jean Ehlers, quilt maker. “Christmas in July”. Christmas blocks were made by Featherweights mini-group and Material Girls mini-group who met in July for a picnic “at the creek”. Jeannie won all the blocks in a random drawing!

Cynthia Crull, quilt maker. “Peace, Joy, Love”. A million thank you's to Cynthia for sharing her Christmas Tree quilt with us this year!

Kathy Beeson, quilt owner. “Stars and Santas”. Quilt was made by Jan Kimbro as a secret pal Christmas gift to Kathy.

(small quilt location—southeast corner):

Kathy Beeson, quilt maker. “Modern Christmas”. This was a “modern Christmas challenge quilt” issued by TBQ President Kay Wentworth. The modern quilt movement, which began in the late 2000's, consists of solid fabrics, bold shapes and lots of straight line quilting.
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