RISING STAR QUILT SHOW 2004
Large Quilts

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Cathedral Window, by Shirley Ament-Bergey
2nd Prize, Large Quilts.
Pattern Name: Cathedral Window. 84 x 96
Hand Pieced
Elderly lady friend inspired me to make this quilt. Friends supplied the fabric windows.
A Fan of Leftovers, by Christina Crouch
Pattern Name: Fan Block. 60 x 82
Machine Pieced, Hand Appliqued, Machine Quilted
I made a fan quilt 2 years ago and had enough "leftovers" to make another quilt. I saw this setting in a sewing machine ad and decided it would be fun to try.
My Mother's Waterlilly Quilt, by Mary D'Amico
96 x 114
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted by Laurie LaConte
This quilt was inspired by the Monet's Waterlillies fabric and the flying geese border which reminds me of Goose Pond in Shapleigh, ME. I, and sometimes my father too, would row up to "upper Goose" to pick waterlillies for my mother because she loved them so much.
Iris, by Atara Halpern
Pattern Name: Free Style. 78 x 75
Hand Pieced, Hand Appliqued, Hand Embroidered, Hand Quilted
The Iris symbolizes my daughter Iris. She is a proud young woman, strong and beautiful. The bright colors symbolize her energy and caring personality.
Autumn Stars, by Marita Hartshorn
Pattern Name: Winter Sky Star. 72 x 100
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted
I won 13 of these blocks in fall colors at our bi-monthly block raffle, made 11 more and after sashing, bordering, machine quilting, and binding I almost had an instant quilt. Thanks, guys
Tropical C's, by Marita Hartshorn
56 x 84
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted
Stand back and squint and you can see the interlocking C's. Pattern by Mary Ellen Sample in the book "Charm Quilts."
Black Magic, by Jacqui James
Pattern Name: Sampler. 70 x 90
Machine Pieced, Hand Appliqued
My small group (Monique Cerandolo, Winnie Getrost, Debra Kaden, Phyllis Maddox, Diana Snow, and Nancy Wasserman) challenged ourselves to make a sampler quilt. The completed blocks "magically" sprang to life with the addition of the black borders on each block.
Shakespeare in the Park, by Rosemary Koch
76 x 96
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted by Barbara Malek of Wakefield, MA
A few years ago Rising Star featured this quilt as the raffle quilt. I loved it so much that I bought a gazillion tickets, hoping to win. Unfortunately I did not win the raffle quilt. However, I did win the members' quilt top, which I assembled and had quilted by Barbara Malek.
Blame it on Joan!, by Betty Levine
Pattern Name: Scrappy Squares. 70 x 70
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted
Sandwiching Joan's quilt, we all decided to make one like it. But so many different fabrics to cut! By exchanging squares, each of us only had to cut from a dozen fabrics. We swapped, ending up with almost 100 different fabrics. Each top, using the same fabrics, turned out different!
Swans In Blue, by Phyllis Maddox
1st Prize, Large Quilts.
Pattern Name: Swanee By Hari Walner. 95 x 95
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted
My daughter's Christmas present. This quilt turned out nothing like the original plan. I completely changed the design and the fabrics. After it was mostly done I decided I liked the back better than the front, so I made it double sided and you're seeing the original back side.
Blame it on Joan!, by Mary Marchant
Pattern Name: Scrappy Squares. 68 x 72
Machine Pieced, Hand Quilted
Sandwiching Joan's quilt, we all decided to make one like it. But so many different fabrics to cut! By exchanging squares, each of us only had to cut from a dozen fabrics. We swapped, ending up with almost 100 different fabrics. Each top, using the same fabrics, turned out different!
Blame it on Joan!, by Joan Mccarthy
Pattern Name: Scrappy Squares. 70 x 70
Machine Pieced, Hand Quilted
Sandwiching Joan's quilt, we all decided to make one like it. But so many different fabrics to cut! By exchanging squares, each of us only had to cut from a dozen fabrics. We swapped, ending up with almost 100 different fabrics. Each top, using the same fabrics, turned out different!
Mexican Star, by Kathleen McCormick
Pattern Name: Mexican Star from Encyclopedia of Classic Quilt Patterns. 98 x 73
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted by Marita Hartshorn
I loved the fabric and the pattern for this quilt. The pattern wasn't exactly accurate but I made it work. I thrilled to have a blue and white quilt of my very own.
George And Me, by Delores McCravy
3rd Prize, Large Quilts.
Pattern Name: Single Wedding Ring or Crown Of Thorns. 69.5 x 86
Hand Pieced, Hand Quilted by Delores C. McCravy
This red and white quilt was started to occupy my time and calm my soul during the many hospital visits made during my husband's illnesses. Each piece was marked and cut individually with the quilt being done entirely by hand.
No Name Available, by Delores McCravy
Pattern Name: Dresden Plate. 73 x 73
Hand Pieced, Machine Pieced, Hand Appliqued, Hand Quilted by Delores C. McCravy
The Dresden Plates in this quilt were made during the late thirties and early forties by my mother from fabric she used to make dresses for my sisters and me.
Blame it on Joan!, by Jean Miller
Pattern Name: Scrappy Squares. 68 x 72
Hand Pieced, Machine Pieced, Hand Quilted
Sandwiching Joan's quilt, we all decided to make one like it. But so many different fabrics to cut! By exchanging squares, each of us only had to cut from a dozen fabrics. We swapped, ending up with almost 100 different fabrics. Each top, using the same fabrics, turned out different!
Blame it on Joan!, by Maureen Misasi
Pattern Name: Scrappy Squares. 72 x 78
Machine Pieced, Hand Quilted
Sandwiching Joan's quilt, we all decided to make one like it. But so many different fabrics to cut! By exchanging squares, each of us only had to cut from a dozen fabrics. We swapped, ending up with almost 100 different fabrics. Each top, using the same fabrics, turned out different!
Blame it on Joan!, by Catherine Robinson
Pattern Name: Scrappy Squares. 68 x 72
Machine Pieced, Hand Quilted
Sandwiching Joan's quilt, we all decided to make one like it. But so many different fabrics to cut! By exchanging squares, each of us only had to cut from a dozen fabrics. We swapped, ending up with almost 100 different fabrics. Each top, using the same fabrics, turned out different!
Blame it on Joan!, by Dany Siler
Pattern Name: Scrappy Squares. 68 x 72
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted
Sandwiching Joan's quilt, we all decided to make one like it. But so many different fabrics to cut! By exchanging squares, each of us only had to cut from a dozen fabrics. We swapped, ending up with almost 100 different fabrics. Each top, using the same fabrics, turned out different!
Robert's Quilt Two, by Nancy Wasserman
Pattern Name: Design from the book "Thinking Outside The Block." 80 x 90
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Hand Quilted
My son Robert recently "upgraded" from a twin-sized bed to a queen and he needed a quilt big enough to fit.