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 Quilt in a Year 2008 -  Flowers of Virginia

Chair: Susan Palmer (click to email)
Each month a block representing a Virginia flower was taught. Several different techniques were used; such as, traditional piecing, paper piecing, appliqué and ribbon embroidery. Blocks of various sizes were created and at the end of the year the class learned sashing methods to bring them all together into a finished wall-hanging. Some of the finished quilts are shown below.

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Above left is Cindy Clark holding her finished "Flowers of Virginia" quilt. The next photo shows Marie Schoepke with her finished quilt.The picture on the right shows Sharon Reilly's finished quilt. Sharon is standing to the left of her quilt. Click here to see a larger image of each quilt. Note: The finished student quilts are all on one page. Please wait for the photos to load.

At right is Helen Duffany's finished quilt. Helen is on the right. She is assisted by Susan Palmer.

At far right is finished quilt displayed at Kept in Stitches Bee Display, Oct. 27, 2009.

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At left is the "Instructors' Quilt." Each instructor made a finished block for their presentation. At the end of the year the blocks were joined to make a wall-hanging. The wall-hanging was quilted by Cindy Clark. This quilt was raffled "in house" and the winner was announced at the June 2009 general meeting.

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Schedule of Instructors and Flower Blocks for 2008 
  Month  Instructor  Technique  Flower *
 January  Joyce Noell  Paper Piecing  Daffodil: Photo
 February  Cindy Clark  Raw Edge Appliqué Geranium:  Pattern /Photo
 March  Sandra Ferguson  Paper Piecing, Yo-Yo Blossoms Mt. Laurel Pattern /Photo
 April  Dottie Wilson  Paper Piecing?  Virginia Bluebells
 May  Susan Palmer  Ribbon Embroidery, Appliqué  Lily of the Valley: Photo
 June  Ann Whalen  Appliqué  Violet
 July  Joyce Noell  Paper Piecing  Day Lily
August  Betty Hatfield  Appliqué  Iris
September  Cindy Clark  Raw Edge Appliqué  Wild Strawberry: Photo
October  Janis Hagen  Red Work Trillium: Photo
November    Sashing Odd Blocks, Borders  

*Click on the flower to access instructions or photo- the only instructions provided are for Mountain Laurel and Geranium. If you are printing a PDF pattern set your printer scaling to "none" in order to preserve the correct sizing for your pattern. Patterns are available from Susan Palmer and are stored in the Library Cabinet.