8 Great Quilts! Thank you, Kelly, Lou, Carolyn, Mary, Bonita and Pat!

Today we’re featuring quilts sent to us by quilters Kelly, from the Quilted Feather in Redding, CA and Lou (Facebook page “Lou’s Quilt’n Corner”) in Copperas Cove, TX.

The first two quilts below were quilted by Kelly, using a stacked loopy swirl pattern. The first top was made by Carolyn in Texas, and the second one by Mary. When they arrived I was getting ready to share a booth with my friend, Deb Figved, who represents Pellon batting, at the Northwestern Suburbs Quilt Guild in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. The lion is a symbol of Ethiopia, so I knew I wanted to use the lion quilt in the booth. The other quilts I used were a Sudoku quilt created by my friend Brenda Barnett and myself, and a eye-catching and playful yellow print quilt by Gail Coles. (We’ve shown this quilt before in a previous post.) We got a lot of really nice comments on all three quilts, and I think they drew a lot of people over to learn about Quilts Beyond Borders. A picture of the booth is below.

The next 6 quilts were all quilted by Lou, and bound by her friend Pat W. The first two were from tops made by Carolyn in Texas, and quilted with loops and meanders. The next 4 were made by Bonita in Texas. Bonita, age 96, is our most experienced piecer, and one of our most prolific! Lou custom-quilted the two sampler quilts with patterns that enhanced the traditional blocks, and quilted the scrappy quilts with loopy meanders.

Ladies, thank you all for making these lovely quilts. I know the children who receive them will love them.



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