Adult Center - Oct. 2014
Thumb Butte Quilters, and friends, present this new quilt exhibit—a Collection of Fan Quilts, whew!, to help us cool down after summer's hot days. There are antique as well as new Fan quilts in this collection, which tells you that the Fan quilt pattern has been popular since quilting in the US began in the early Nineteenth Century. As we move into glorious Fall, we hope you enjoy this quilt display.

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):

Marti Harbour, quilt maker. “Magic Fans”. Marti started this quilt in a class taught by Joan Carrell at Quilt N Sew Connection. You will see that this is a very popular class!

(Large Quilts on the West Wall):

Jean Ehlers, quilt owner. “My Halloween Quilt”. This is an antique quilt rescued by Jeannie. She usually hangs it at Halloween. The cheddar fabric became popular in the late 19th century.

Arlene Gordon, quilt owner. “Vintage Fans”. This quilt was rescued by Arlene nearly 30 years ago from a thrift store and continues to be loved. Fabrics in fan blades are from the1930's. It is hand pieced and hand quilted. The red and white blade pieces around three borders are knife-edged and blanket-stitched.

Kathleen Bond, quilt owner. “Crazy Fans”. This quilt was donated to Thumb Butte Quilters Guild for fundraising purposes. Kathleen held the winning raffle ticket and is the proud new owner. The fans are embellished in the stye of a crazy quilt.

(small quilt location—northwest corner):

Joan Carrell, quilt maker. “Order from Chaos”. This stack-n-whack quilt was the last quilt Joan made in Wasilla, Alaska, and was on the design wall while her house was being packed. It gave her a sense of order while the rest of the house was in chaos. Machine quilted by Renee Mirazo.

(small quilt location—northeast corner):

Kay Harlan, quilt maker. “Quilted Fans”. Machine quilted by Cindy Phare. The quilt designer, Bethany Reynolds, was the originator of the stack-n-whack technique. This is the 2nd stack-n-whack quilt Kay has made. This quilt was one of the top ten Viewers' Choice quilts honored at MTQG's Quilt Show, June 2014.

(Large Quilts on the East Wall):

Kathleen Bond, quilt maker. “Serpentine 30's Fans”. Fan blocks were purchased from a Quilt Guild Rummage Sale. Kathleen re-stitched the blocks together and did the machine quilting. She loves to rescue quilts and quilt blocks.

Carolyn Edwards, quilt owner. “Dresden Fans”. This is a rescued quilt--quilt maker unknown. Fabrics are from the 1950's.

Paula Pilcher, quilt maker. “Stack-n-Whack Fans”. Paula, too, took Joan Carrell's class at Quilt N Sew Connection. (Give the quilt shop a call...more classes are upcoming.)

(small quilt location—southeast corner):

Carolyn Edwards, quilt maker. “Friendship Fans, 9/22/89”. Judy Matheison taught this class in Des Moines, Iowa.
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