Adult Center - July 2016
Hello, lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer! We're glad you're here! We've gathered together a delightful collection of red, white, and blue quilts—a few of them are definitely patriotic. Let us know your favorite quilt!

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 in the southwest corner, and going around the room clockwise):

(small quilt location—southwest corner):

Sandy Mitchell, quilt maker. “An American Dream”. This quilt was made as part of TBQ's American Spirit Challenge in 2005. There are 13 log cabin blocks representing the 13 colonies and 50 stars representing the United States.

(Large Quilts on the West Wall):

Carolyn Edwards, quilt owner. “Birds in the Air”. A 'rescued' quilt—machine pieced and hand quilted in a Baptist Fan overall pattern. Per Carrie A. Hall, author of Romance of the Patchwork Quilt in America, copyright 1935, this pattern was “an old, old all-over pattern” even then!

Fran Chadwick, quilt maker. “Eagle”. In 1789, George Washington became our Nation's first President and the American Eagle became our Country's official bird.

Kathy Beeson, quilt owner. “Maple Leaves”. Kathy rescued this quilt when a man walked into her office and offered the quilt 'for sale'. Hand quilted.

(small quilt location-–northwest corner):

Kathy Beeson, quilt maker. “Patriotic, or What?!”. Guess how many ¾ inch squares are in this quilt! Machine pieced and machine quilted.

(small quilt location—northeast corner):

Carol Miller, quilt maker. “May God Bless America”. This quilt was Carol's way of dealing with the events of 9-11. Sew, sew, sew. The log cabin blocks represent the World Trade Center. The 5-pointed star represents the Pentagon. Machine pieced, hand quilted.

(Large Quilts on the East Wall):

Rosemary Carr, quilt owner. “Jerome Flag“. Rosemary won this quilt at a fundraiser at the Jerome Elks Lodge in Clarkdale, AZ. Machine pieced and machine quilted by Dorothy Yenclk of Orlando, Florida.

Barbara Merkel, quilt maker. ”Sailing Flags”. This a pattern by Evonne Cook of Clothesline Quilts. Barbara made this quilt for her husband, Rick.

Carolyn Edwards, quilt owner. “Pauline 1914”. This quilt was rescued for $25.00. Her “guts” were spilling out. Carolyn did a lot of repair work, and now she's presentable. “Pauline 1914” is embroidered on one of the blocks. She's 102 years old!

(small quilt location—southeast corner):

Carolyn Edwards, quilt maker. “Flags All Around”. Reproduction of a quilt housed at Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden, Colorado, dated 1885.
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