My new header picture

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Just wanted to give some information on the new quilt in my header.  This is the Cobblestone Quilters Guild (Charleston, SC) donation/opportunity quilt for our 2008 show.  The name of the quilt is Charleston Revisited and it is made from the Charleston I and II reproduction fabric lines by Marcus Brothers.  One of our splinter groups, the Night Herons, did the piecing – it’s a row by row.  The buildings were from a purchased pattern by permission of the creator.  It was quilted by yours truly – my first really important commission job and I was scared to death.  If you would like the opportunity to own this masterpiece please visit the guild’s website at www.charlestonquiltguild.com for more information.

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jan
    Jul 12, 2007 @ 15:04:15

    Very nice!!!!!! 😀

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  2. KK
    Jul 12, 2007 @ 16:32:01

    Thanks! I’m off to guild meeting – tonight is our silent auction – we’re hoping to break the $2000 mark with this one – we’ve been going up about $200 each year since I got involved with it. I was Ways and Means for two years – that committee is in charge of the silent auction – then as VP last year and Pres this year I still have my hand in it big time! Everything I didn’t feel like moving to the new studio is on the auction block tonight!!

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  3. allenquilts
    Jul 12, 2007 @ 17:17:30

    That is pretty! Good luck with the auction!

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  4. Kaye Wood
    Jul 13, 2007 @ 10:15:34

    Wow! What a gorgeous row quilt!
    Can you send in a picture for our show and tell page here:
    http://www.kayewood.com/show_n_tell.html
    I’d love for others to see it.
    Do the buildings represent anything special?
    Your use of colors is very nice, I hope you get lots of bids on this!

    Beautiful Job!

    Kaye Wood
    http://kayes-quilting-friends.blogspot.com/

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  5. bearcreekquilter
    Jul 13, 2007 @ 11:40:29

    Karen, That is one fabulous quilt. Feel free to show us more pictures, so we can do somemore drooling over it.

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  6. KK
    Jul 13, 2007 @ 16:54:31

    Kaye – we would be honored to have our quilt on your show and tell page – I’ll submit a picture pronto!

    The gals who did the piecing chose the houses/buildings to artistically represent historical Charleston, SC – they are not accurate depictions but give the flavor of the historical area. Courthouses, churchs, row houses, large mansions, etc. Marcus Brothers developed the fabric line from some chintz quilts made in Charleston in the 1800’s. I think they are up to Charleston 4 in their offerings – maybe 5. Since our guild is based in Charleston we thought it was very appropriate to use the fabrics in our opportunity quilt (it’s a bad word to say raffle). The gals who did the rows did a wonderful job, didn’t they?

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