AQG January Meeting and the First MJHS School Quilt

Tom Russell's First Quilt Block

Tom Russell’s First Quilt Block

The February meeting of the Arkansas Quilters Guild was this past week. Joan and Deanna and I went. It was a good meeting and the quilter from Hickory Hills Quilt Shop in Hot Springs was the program speaker. She should how to piece on the big  embroidery machines.  A friend called and asked me to bring my first MJHS school quilt with the first quilt block Tom Russell made with the other junior high students. I, also, took the quilt that the students made several years later from cute animal quilt block drawings Tom had done for me in probably 1974 or 1975. I picked up an applique and pieced Iris quilt that Eddie Quilted for Mary Love. Show and Tell is always my favorite part of a quilt meeting.

Tom Russell's animal quilt block drawings he made in about 1975.

Tom Russell’s animal quilt block drawings he made in about 1975.

 

The first quilt made the the art students at Morriltoin Junior High School

The first quilt made the the art students at Morriltoin Junior High School

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Mary Love's Iris quilt quilted by Eddie Landredth.

Mary Love’s Iris quilt quilted by Eddie Landredth.

About Jim Gatling

Artist: primitive watercolors, colored pencil. Quilter: Original designs, Scrap quilts. Craftsman: Woodburning, Recycling Teacher: Retired MHS, SHCS K-12 Part Time. Collector: Antiques, Quilts, Glass, Buttons, Petit Point, Needlepoint, Hankies, Figural Perfume Bottles. Son, Father, Grandfather, Neighbor, Friend.
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2 Responses to AQG January Meeting and the First MJHS School Quilt

  1. Wendy Drew says:

    Do you know if there is a pattern for the cat quilt on the table? The cat quilt the two ladies are holding looks like the cats are panels but if you can get info on that I would appreciate it. I love them both!

  2. Jim Gatling says:

    The speaker was from Hickory Hills Quilt Shop in Hot Springs Artkansas. You’ll find her on the net. Send her an email. She might have the pattern in the shop. Good Luck!!!

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