Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Red One goes to China

Photo by Pearl Yee Wong
My quilt, The Red One will be traveling to China as part of the exhibit, The Sum of Many Parts: 25 Quiltmakers in 21st-Century America. It will start traveling this summer. There will be a catalog with the exhibit, so that's cool too. The Red One is a charm quilt. Every fabric is the same shape and size, but each one is different. This quilt was completed in 1999 and contains 604 hexagons. The edge was knife-edge finished after the quilting was completed. If you follow this link, http://www.quiltindex.org/basicdisplay.php?kid=1E-3D-13A8, you can see the fabrics a little closer by using the Quilt Index's zoom tool.

The fabrics were collected over a period of many years starting in 1985 when we started the Capitol City Quilt Guild's first small group. We met at Georgia's house and called ourselves the Charm Group. We now meet at Daisy's each month. That's over 25 years of quilting and friendship, pretty cool.

I've made some tweaks to my blog layout. I've separated my blogs into two groups. The first group is the Block Exchange Blog Roll and are made up of blogs from my friends in my small groups plus Pepper Cory, who taught many of us when she owned a quilt shop in East Lansing, Michigan. The other  blogs I enjoy are in the list below. That moved my favorite feature, The Daily Puppy after the blogs.

A big thank you to everyone who's helped in my transition to my new blog address and welcome to my new followers. Your support means so much.

Till next time.....Happy Quilting


  1. Like your changes. Keep on blogging.
    Phyllis O'Connor

  2. Are you one of the ladies in the charm group that put out the book about charm quilts? I have the book by a Lansing, Michigan group, and am making a charm quilt that is all red applecore pieces. I'm naming it "Red Delicious". I hope to have it finished in time to enter it in the quilt show this August in Grand Rapids. I'm a new blogger:
    Judy Hansen
    Williamsburg, VA

  3. Great quilt. Love those hexagons.

  4. Dear Judy,
    Yes I wrote that book and the ladies in the group were the members who were featured in the book. Congrats on your applecore charm quilt. I'll look for it when I go to the AQS show in August. I'll also check out your blog.

  5. Judy, you forgot the blogspot in your blog address.
    I had to hunt a bit, but I found you.

    1. Sorry about the blog address. I'm a newbie to blogging. I love your book! Thanks for writing it.

  6. wow! love it!!! thanks for commenting art my blog,Your blog is awesome! now I need a day so I can read it all backwards to see what you've been up to that i have been missing out on! ;-)