Cotton Quilts



My first love in quilting will always be the design and making of traditional quilts using cotton fabric.  I use a variety of techniques including rotary cutting, fussy cutting by hand, hand piecing, machine piecing, paper piecing, and hand applique.  I will always enjoy and prefer hand quilting the layers together.  When I was writing my books, it was necessary because of time restraints to send out some of the tops for machine quilting.  As I am a control freak, I've always regretted that -- they just never seem like they are totally my creations even though they were expertly machine quilted.  But, now in my elderly years because of arthritis and failing eyesight, I am resorting to learning about machine quilting on my domestic machine.  All of the quilt tops were made by me; and when they were quilted by someone else, it is so noted.  Also, the quilts, except where noted, are owned by my husband, Bob, and me.
Please excuse the quality of some of the older photos -- conditions were not always optimum in the good old days.
Some of the quilts I love, some not so much; but I have learned something from every quilt I've made, and hopefully improved over the years.
When you quilt for 65 years, you make a lot of quilts.  Here are most of them in reverse chronological order.

SELVAGE QUILT
2017, 23" X 23"
Machine pieced on a foundation, machine quilted, 254 selvages



FLYING GEESE
2016, 24" X 24"
Machine pieced, machine quilted



CFF CHRISTMAS TREE SKIRT
2015, 41" x 41"
Machine and paper pieced, machine quilted.  Owned by Christian Family Fellowship




MERRY-GO-ROUND
2015, 67"x 67"
Machine and paper pieced, motifs fussy cut, hand applique, hand quilted -- 250 different fabrics, 1675 pieces, 1000+ hours


FLIGHT II
2012, 28"x 28"
Machine pieced top, and machine-quilted by me.  Didn't enjoy doing the machine quilting at all, probably will never try again.  Owned by Katie Masimer de Ramirez
 



MOONGLOW
2005, 54"x 54"
Machine pieced top, machine quilted by Judy Case
Traditional Two Block Quilts and Terrific Two-Block Quilts books

AROUND THE BLOCK
2004, 46"x 60"
Machine pieced, hand quilted
Traditional Two Block Quilts and Terrific Two-Block Quilts books

BOUNTIFUL BASKETS
2004, 49"x 49"
Machine pieced, hand quilted
Traditional Two Block Quilts book

CENTENNIAL MEDALLION
2004, 40"x 52"
Machine pieced, hand quilted
Traditional Two Block Quilts book

COUNTRY ROAD
2004, 47"x 47"
Machine pieced, hand appliqued, hand quilted
Traditional Two Block Quilts book

GARDEN MAZE
2004, 47"x 47"
Machine pieced top, machine quilted by Judy Case
Traditional Two Block Quilts book

HOOPLA
2004, 54"x 54"
Machine pieced top, machine quilted by Judy Case
Traditional Two Block Quilts and Terrific Two-Block Quilts books

MOTHER'S KITCHEN
2004, 41"x 41"
Machine pieced, hand appliqued, hand quilted
Tradition Two Block Quilts book

PERSIAN PUZZLE
2004, 38"x 38"
Machine pieced, hand quilted
Traditional Two Block Quilts book

RETRO ROCKETS
2004, 46"x 46"
Machine pieced top, machine quilted by Judy Case
Traditional Two Block Quilts book

STARSTRUCK
2004, 64"x 64"
Machine pieced, hand quilted
Traditional Two Block Quilts cover quilt
Terrific Two-Block Quilts book

TEMPO
2004, 36"x 36"
Machine pieced top, machine quilted by Judy Case
Traditional Two Block Quilts book

WORLD WITHOUT END
2004, 36"x 36"
Machine pieced, hand quilted
Traditional Two Block Quilts book, Terrific Two-Block Quilts cover quilt

XANADU
2004, 31"x 31"
Machine pieced, hand quilted
Traditional Two Block Quilts book


ZEPHYR-WIND OF THE WEST
2004, 48"x 48"
Machine pieced top, machine quilted by Judy Case


ONENESS
2003, 52"x 52"
Machine pieced, hand quilted, hand drawn and colored then computer generated drawings for our 45th Wedding Anniversary, published in Quilter's Newsletter Magazine Keepsake special, 2004


FAMILY CIRCLE
2002, 42"x 42"
Machine pieced, hand quilted, hand inked genealogical information
Published in Quilter's Newsletter Magazine #353 and Quiltmaker's Quilting for Celebrations (2005)

GLOWING NINE-PATCH (aka AUTUMN GLOW)
2002, 71"x 95"
Quilt Colorado 2002 Raffle Quilt, top machine pieced by Sally, machine quilted by Terri Ballard, owned by Marcia Spitellie
Published in Quilter's Newsletter Magazine, #352

ABC DELIGHT
2001, 27"x 27"
Machine pieced, hand quilted
Keepsake Signature Quilts book

ANOTHER TIME, ANOTHER PLACE
1971-2001, 40"x 40"
Machine pieced, hand quilted
Sidney, Montana signature quilt, Keepsake Signature Quilts book

CALLING CARD
2001, 40"x 40"
Machine pieced, hand quilted
Leman Publication signature quilt, Keepsake Signature Quilts book

DAYLIGHT INTO DARKNESS
2001, 27"x 27"
Machine pieced, hand quilted
Keepsake Signature Quilts book

TIME WOVEN IN II
2001, 39"x 39"
Machine pieced, hand quilted
St. Scholastica Academy class reunion signature quilt
Keepsake Signature Quilts book

TULIP TIME
2001, 42"x 48"
Machine pieced, machine quilted by Judy Case
Royal Gorge Quilt Council signature quilt
Keepsake Signature Quilts book

ZIG ZAG
2001, 53"x 53"
Machine pieced, hand quilted
Keepsake Signature Quilts book

CHOCOLATE COVERED CHERRIES
2000, 68"x 68"
Machine pieced, hand quilted, 20 hand-inked blocks
Published in Quilter's Newsletter Magazine #332


SUNSHINE AND SHADOW
2000, 41"x 41"
Machine pieced, hand quilted
Signatures from Quilt Colorado 2000
Keepsake Signature Quilts book

CRAZY FRIENDS
1998, 34"x 34"
Machine pieced, hand quilted
Signatures from Quilt Colorado 1988
Keepsake Signature Quilts book

MOSAIC MARVEL
1998, 44"x 54"
Machine pieced, hand quilted
Published in Quiltmaker Magazine #62


QUILTING CONNECTION
1998, 65"x 52"
Machine pieced, hand quilted
Signatures from Quilt Colorado 1998
Keepsake Signature Quilts book

TREASURES OF TIME
1998, 44"x 44"
Machined pieced, hand quilted
Signatures from Quilt Colorado 1996

DANCE RECITAL
1997, 28"x 28"
Machine pieced, hand quilted
Published in Quilter's Newsletter Magazine #294

HAPPY THE HOME
1996, 47"x 47"
Machine pieced, hand quilted, hand-inked drawings and quotes
Keepsake Signature Quilts book

NEW FACES, NEW PLACES
1996, 42"x 42"
Machine pieced, hand quilted
Student signatures from Minnesota Symposium
Keepsake Signature Quilts book


RISING STAR
1996, 59"x 59"
Machine pieced, hand quilted, hand-inked quote
Keepsake Signature Quilts book

TIE THAT BINDS
1996, 36"x 36"
Machine pieced, hand quilted, hand-inked genealogical information
Keepsake Signature Quilts book

DASH AROUND THE CORNER
1995, 60"x 60"
Machine pieced, hand quilted
Published in Quilter's Newsletter Magazine #278 and
Quiltmaker Magazine #62


KEEPSAKE STAR
1995, 38"x 38"
Machine pieced, hand quilted
Signatures of students in Michigan
Keepsake Signature Quilts book

MIGRATION II
1995, 30"x 30"
Machine pieced, hand quilted
Signatures from Colorado Quilt Council retreat
Keepsake Signature Quilts book

PATHFINDER
1995, 49"x 49"
Machine pieced, hand quilted
Published in Quilter's Newsletter Magazine #294 and in Quiltmaker Magazine #62


SUNDAY DRIVE
1995, 65"x 65"
Machine pieced, hand quilted
Published in Quilter's Newsletter Magazine #294

MOUNTAIN MEMORIES
1994, 48"x 48"
Machine pieced, hand quilted
Signatures from Quilt Colorado 1994
Keepsake Signature Quilts book


FANDANGO
1992, 24"x 24"
Machine pieced, hand quilted
Published in Quilt BlocksX9 book

FRIENDS TOGETHER
1992, 49"x 37"
Machine pieced, hand quilted
Signatures from Quilt Colorado 1992
Keepsake Signature Quilts book


LILY BAY
1992, 27"x 27"
Machine pieced, hand quilted, hand-inked drawings
Published in Quiltmaker Magazine #36

NOCTURNE I
1992, 52"x 52"
Machine pieced, hand quilted
Published in Quiltmaker Magazine #32

NOCTURNE II
1992, 52"x 52"
Machine pieced, hand quilted
Published in Quiltmaker Magazine #32

PARK LANE VISTA
1992, 68"x 68"
Machine pieced, hand quilted
Published in Quiltmaker Magazine #22
Published in Colorado Quilting, From Mountains to Plains book



MOONSTARS AND MEMORIES
1991, 50"x 52"
Machine pieced, hand quilted

LILY POND
1990, 24"x 24"
Machine pieced, hand appliqued, hand quilted
Published in Quilt BlocksX9 book

TERRI'S HEARTS AND PATCHES
1990, 36"x 36"
Machine pieced, hand appliqued, hand quilted
Owned by Terri Clark Roana

DRUM CORP
1989, 24"x 24"
Machine pieced, hand quilted
Published in Quilt BlocksX9 book

FLIGHT I
1989, 38"x 38"
Machine pieced, hand quilted

FOREVER FRIENDS
1989, 54"x 54"
Machine pieced, hand quilted
Signatures from Wednesday Morning Group
Published in Quiltmaker's Newsletter Magazine #225


STARSHINE
1989, 78"x 78"
Machine pieced, hand quilted
Published as cover quilt for Quilter's Newsletter Magazine #221, and in Quiltmaker Magazine #62

COUNTRY TRELLIS
1988, 31"x 31"
Machine pieced, hand appliqued, hand quilted
Published in Quilter's Newsletter Magazine #216

EAT YOUR HEART OUT
1988, 20"x 20"
Machine pieced, hand quilted
7 identical quilts made by me and owned by Jan Swarm, Tam Kiehnhoff, Dianne Bray, Jackie Geesaman, Tere Simonson, Marsha Micci and Sally

MIGRATION I
1988, 36"x 36"
Machine pieced, hand quilted
Published in Quilter's Newsletter Magazine #294

COLORADO MOUNTAIN MAJESTY
1987, 78"x 88"
Machine pieced, hand quilted
Quilt Colorado 1988 raffle quilt, owned by Kathy Emmel
Published in Quilter's Newsletter Magazine #200

HEART NOUVEAU
1987, 76"x 76"
Machine pieced, hand quilted
Published in Quiltmaker Magazine #62


HEARTS AND PATCHES
1987, 27"x 27"
Machine pieced, hand quilted
Class sample, photo MIA


PRAIRIE PATH
1987, 50"x 50"
Machine pieced, hand quilted
Published in Quilter's Newsletter Magazine #294

TOWN SQUARE
1987, 49"x 49"
Machine pieced, hand quilted
Published in Quiltmaker Magazine #30

COLORADO CENTENNIAL BANNER
1986, 36"x 36"
Machine pieced, hand appliqued, hand quilted
Published in Quilts Across America book
Owned by National Needlework Association

NAVAJO BEAUTIFUL STAR (NIZONIH SQ)
1986, 78"x 98"
Machine pieced, hand quilted
Published in Quiltmaker Magazine #62


ORCHESTRAL MANEUVERS AT DAWN
(aka A LITTLE DAWN MUSIC)
1986, 36"x 36"
Machine pieced, hand quilted
Published in Quiltmaker Magazine #22

ROYAL GORGE
1986, 30"x 40"
 Hand appliqued, hand quilted
Gift from Canon City, Colorado to Cuidad Serdan, Mexico

SAWTOOTH STAR
1986, 42"x 42"
Antique blocks set, then hand quilted

TARTAN
1986, 32"x 32"
Machine pieced, hand quilted
Published in Quilter's Newsletter Magazine #208

TIME WOVEN IN I
1986, 40"x 41"
Machine pieced, hand quilted
Published in Quiltmaker Magazine #62

JOB 38:7 "---AS THE MORNING STARS SANG TOGETHER"
1985, 45"x 45"

HIDDEN STAR
1984, 46"x 46"
Machine pieced, hand quilted
Published in Quilter's Newsletter Magazine #165

MAGIC CARPET
1984, 50"x 54"
Machine pieced, hand quilted
Owned by Wyatt Cosat

1904 REVISITED
1984, 60"x 87"
Machine pieced, hand quilted

PROVERBS 31:13 (She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands."
Machine pieced, hand appliqued, hand quilted
1984, 23"x 23"

SCHOOL HOUSES
1984, 22"x 30"
Machine pieced, hand quilted

BOSTON COMMONS
1983, 27"x 31"
Machine pieced, hand quilted

FLYING GEESE
1983, 82"x 103"
Machine pieced, hand quilted
Owned by Jennifer Cosat

GENESIS 1:16 "--- AND THEN HE CREATED THE STARS"
1983, 46"x 46"
Machine pieced,  hand quilted

GOSLING FLIGHT
1983, 10"x 12"
Machine pieced, hand quilted

LYING FALLOW
1983, 15"x 15"
Machine pieced, hand quilted
(Photo MIA)

MANY TRIPS AROUND THE WORLD
1983, 48"x 48"
Machine pieced, hand quilted
Owned by Caitlin Cosat

PLEATED LOG CABIN
1983
Machine pieced, folded log cabin technique
Owned by Mary Dettmer

PRAIRIE FLOWER
1983, 35"x 35"
Machine pieced, hand quilted

PRAIRIE LIGHT
1983, 84"x 103"
Published in Quilter's Newsletter Magazine #160

ARROWHEADS
1982, 60"x 95"
Machined pieced, hand quilted
Mentioned in Quilter's Newsletter Magazine article #146

CLOTHESLINE MEDALLION
1982, 84"x 98"
Machine pieced, hand quilted

HOMESTEAD
1982, 24"x 24"
Machine pieced, hand quilted

LONE STAR
1982, 44"x 44"
Machine pieced, hand quilted

TREE EVERLASTING
1982, 31"x 41"
Machine pieced, hand quilted

MIKE AND JENNI
1982, 16"x 16"
Machine pieced, hand appliqued, hand quilted

STARS OVER THE MOUNTAIN
1982, 34"x 34"
Machine pieced, hand quilted
Published in Quilter's Newsletter Magazine #189

NINE BLOCK SAMPLER
1981
Machine pieced, hand appliqued, hand quilted
Class sample

RUTH'S NINE BLOCK SAMPLER
1980
Machine pieced, hand appliqued, hand quilted
(Photo MIA)


SALMAGUNDI
1980, 52"x 52"
Machine pieced, hand quilted

The utility quilts that I made between 1951 and 1980 are gone -- used up -- discarded -- relegated to the rag bag!  Any photos of quilts during that time are also missing in action.  Somewhere, there should be some pictures of some hand-quilted pillows from the late 1960s; I'm still looking.

However, surviving is my very first quilt:

JERRY'S (A BELOVED DOLL) QUILT
1950, 30"x 36"
Machine pieced, tied with yarn
Published in Keepsake Signature Quilts book


1 comment:

Bernie Kringel said...

This is an amazing collection of quilts. I am in awe - looking at all that you created over the years.