Saturday, November 3, 2012

Seeing Red Challenge

Cathy's Red Tape
This year's challenge was entitled "Seeing Red" and could be interpreted any way we liked.  There were limits as to the size of the piece and it had to be square or rectangular.  13 pieces were finished. Now Jane has the job of putting them together to hang as one.  Watch for more later. 
Candy's poppy

Klonda - Cat Eyes

Nancy - Passion


Terry - In Hot Water

Kokowai (Maori for red)

Foot pedals on Joan's harp

Jane - Sealed with a kiss

Priscilla - Fantasy Flowers

Marsha - Red Olympic tribute

Sheri - Poppy


World Won 1st place Group

The World won a First place ribbon at the Lee's Summit Quilt Show for a group quilt.  Way to go girls.

World in Lee's Summit

Edie McGinnis wrote a nice article in her blog Pickle Dish about the World quilt. 
Thanks everyone who set up and saw it this weekend. 

Friday, June 8, 2012

Denver Show

Here is the River quilt at the Denver Show, May 2012. 

Saturday, April 28, 2012

River Quilt goes to Denver

The Rambling River quilt is on it's way to Denver for the Denver Mancuso show.  Show dates May 3-6, 2012
Let us know if you see it there.

Our World really connected continents

Mannwells Coffee Alley was the location for a fund raiser for  ieftz or Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania creates opportunities for education for high school students and one of the young ladies from the Washington area is a co-director (Quinn Brady).  Two students are here in the US being sponsored by various families and going to school.  The students, the founders of ieftz and many who love and support Quinn were celebrating and the World Quilt was the backdrop.  It was perfect. 
If  you would like to know more about ieftz go to
If you would like to know more about Quinn go to

Saturday, April 7, 2012

World quilt at Mannwell Coffee Alley

Judy and hung the world quilt at the local coffee shop in Washington, MO.  It looks fabulous against the brick wall. 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The World is Done

We added the center globe and hung it and it is ready to show! 

Friday, February 10, 2012

Our World: A slice of Life

After the Rambling River project we decided to do another challenge quilt project.  Our project is a 80" circle divided into 14 wedges.  Each artist depicted something in their wedge that was important to them:  a place they love, a special memory, a trip or birthplace.  We got together in October 2011 to see the pieces together. 
The next step was to attach each wedge to the black background so it could be hung.

There will be a picture of the globe from space in the middle.  It will be unveiled at the Bits n' Pieces quilt show in St. Louis, MO on March 17th, 2011.

Rambling River Quilt

In early 2010, a small group of fiber artists began brainstorming ideas for their next project. Inspired by another river project and the fact that the artists live along the Missouri River, the Rambling River Project was born. A few specific guidelines were provided in the beginning; then artists worked independently and did not see each other’s work until all sections were complete.
Each artist was to create one section of the river following these guidelines:
Make a quilt 18”x22”, oriented vertically
Use the blue colored fabric provided as the “river fabric”
Make the “river” enter and exit the quilt somewhere on the sides (using designated widths, so river would flow from one section to the next)
Use any methods or techniques desired
Keep the section a surprise until September 2010

The River
The first time the quilts were put together was in September 2010. This was also the first time many of the artists met face-to-face. As the rivers connected, so did the artists. The first public exhibition was in Lee’s Summit, Missouri in November 2010. The exhibit will travel to various venues throughout the Midwest in 2011 and 2012.
About The Artists
The 15 artists range in age from their early 30s to early 80s. Their backgrounds and experience levels vary as much as their different approaches to the fiber art seen in this exhibit. Most belong to one or more quilt guilds – groups dedicated to learning and sharing the art of quilt making and fiber art.