Share and Inspire

Since the FDQ Meetings have been cancelled until September,  the Share and Inspire space will be used to showcase items members have created while Sheltering in Place.

I had been obsessed a week in March with making this piece “COVID-19, Hostile Takeover.  In my family we all have the 'I need to be in control' gene.  This was my method to cope giving myself control over something, even if it made no impact on the pandemic, but seemed to keep my brain occupied.

I kept seeing the picture from the CDC website that was in the background of each news site. It is a corona virus because of the crowns.  The red crowns are S proteins, yellow squares are E proteins, and the orange squares are M proteins.  I made a full blown sized one, and it does stick out a bit to make it look round. The smaller ones I imagined were not mature, so I used beads that I had on hand down here.  And then the large white beads are what I imagined to be just in a germination stage.  19" x 19" x1".

Pat Clark

Show and tell

The center picture and words were from the giveaway table at a guild meeting a few years ago. Finally I was motivated to make this wall hanging for my daughter in law who is a reading teacher. All fabrics except for the royal blue are from my stash!

Pat Comerford 


Carol Weber - My daughter had twin boys in January. She and her husband have bunnies as pets, and the theme for the babies room is bunnies. I had the tops done before they were born, but had not had time to get them quilted, until now. Now I hope I can see my twin grandsons soon to give them their quilts!

Jeanne Glick - The Laundry Basket Quilts 2020 mystery quilt designed by Edyta Sitar. Fifteen days if clues, some days 4 blocks to make, one day 16 blocks, most days 8 blocks. I used fabrics collected in many trips to quilt shows with friends. In these days of social distancing it was so nice to have those memories as I worked on this project.

I purchased this kit from Barbara person when she spoke at our guild. But it was called round robin, But when I finished it this winter in Florida I thought it look like little chicks with crowns on their heads, so I called it Corona Chicks. It was a lot of fun to make even though it was a bit intimidating to start. I haven’t layered it up and quilted it yet, but I will as soon as I decide the backing. Maybe buy our next real meeting I will have it done.
Nancy Brown

Submitted by Deb BODNAR
Quilter, Allan Anderson of the Quilt Basket. It was quilted on a Bernina Q24 Q-Matic System.

I walked into the Quilt Basket a couple of months ago and saw Allan quilting this panel on his LongArm. We have 18 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild with another on the way. Our 5 year old grandson, Michael is so crazy about dinosaurs I just had to have it. You can imagine my disappointment when Cathy told me the panel was no longer available. Luckily I found one at Hancock’s of Paducah. The panel is a Robert Kaufman Digital Wild Dinosaur pattern By Jan Patrick Krasny and measures 108” X 90”. I knew I’d never be able to find another spectacular quilt like this for Michael’s siblings, so my label says, “Made with love by Grandma Deb for Peter IV, Bridget, Brendan, Zac, Michael, Ryan and Lucas”. I thought the kids might like to make a nice big fort with the quilt so we delivered it as a Drive-By Visit during the Corona Virus quarantine. When I told my husband Allen was quilting it and that I simply had to give him the batting in a bag with the backing separately he said to me, “So he’s doing the whole quilt!”

This is a quilt made from only the stash I had in the house from all the various things I have made. The back is pieced too. Mountains of work, but it kept my mind off the coronavirus stay home situation.

This quilt will be mailed off to my great granddaughter for her 8th birthday.

Sue Davis

The pieced backing.  Also Sue Davis

I used the pinwheel twist ruler to make these tote bags from charm squares. I love how the design starts to appear. The bags have inner pockets and magnetic snaps. I used the extra charms to make zipper bags to match.
Carol Herles

Second bag, with smaller zippered bag to match.

Also Carol Herles

A family member is expecting her first baby in June and she is required to wear a mask during delivery. I made her a baby quilt (from the Love
Links pattern by Studio 180 Designs) and a mask with pictures of babies nestled in a bed of tulips.

Linda Dearing

A simple 9 patch with focus Print for a cute baby quilt. Fabric from my stash, probably from the Quilted Bear Den. Gladly using up lots of yardage and leftovers. It has been fun to organize and find some neat stuff I forgot I had!  Carol Herles

Strip pieced from a half jelly roll. Sew 6 strips together, cut them up, and arrange. Quilted with variegated thread.  Carol Herles

Pink and green Pieced from a layer cake. This quilt top has been hanging around for a while. I am lucky to have acquired a new “Sweet 16” sewing machine. It has been wonderful to quilt these tops up quickly and learn new designs during the quarantine. Sewing has been my happy place!

Carol Herles

Here is a picture of my "Tile Quilt".
This quilt was started in a class by Carol Gilham Jones, co-author of Tile Quilt Revival (copyright 2010) so it must have been after that date. It was finally assembled in 2019 and just finished May 2020.

Pat Clark

While cleaning up my sewing room, I realized that I had several (or many) quilt projects started but not finished. Here is one of them... Anita Grossman Solomon’s pattern made in Batiks, my favorite fabric. Destined for my daughter, who loves blues, for her birthday in August.  Helen Cassidy  

This was a crumb quilt I recently completed for a new family member whose due date Is this August. I hope she and her mom and dad love it.

Helen Cassidy

Another batik quilt, going into the stash pile, waiting for a home. I also pieced the back.  Helen Cassidy

This is a cutie pattern and cutie pack. I experimented with quilting sections in different directions and in segments.  Helen Cassidy

I had a large stack of these blocks just sitting in a drawer. I like the way it turned out.  

Helen Cassidy

Made from 5" squares. I decided to give it to my great niece who got married two years ago. I'm going to tell her the pressure is off me, having the quilt done in advance, and now the pressure is on her to get pregnant. LOL. I won't send it to her until she is pregnant, and well along, so I can put a label on it. Mind you, I don't even know if they are trying yet.

Pat Clark