Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Forever Proud - Quit talk at Elm Crest 9/13/11

Cathi Human, from Walnut, was the guest presenter at Elm Crest Retirement Home's presentation of Forever Proud, celebrating National Independent Living Week.
Cathi presented the history of quilting and showed several samples of quilts throughout the year.  On display in the room were several patriotic quilts, following the theme, Forever Proud.  Cathi has been associated with the national organization Quilts of Valor for several years.  She talked about her experiences with Quilts of Valor, and shared stories about quilts she had been part of. 

Aletha Brue, resident, was a celebrity!  She was on hand to talk about her exquisite quilt -- 50 State Flags -- which she embroidered and hand quilted in 1992.  She won several awards at the county fair.

Aletha's needlework is exquisite.
Aletha Brue's 50 States

Marge Gubbels, Harlan, is a member of Country Friends Quilting group.  Several years ago, they held a block exchange with patriotic blocks.  Judy Knott was in the crowd and recognized one of her own blocks in this quilt (and one in Sandi Petsche's quilt, also)!

Marge Gubbels made this jacket in a workshop presented by Fran Kuehl at Connie Paul's shop -- remember when Connie had her shop open years ago along the highway?  It was where the HyVee Spirit shop is now.

  The Nishnabotna Quilting guild pieced this quilt for Quilts of Valor.  During one of their quilt shows, they allowed people to sit and piece four-patch blocks for inclusion in the quilt.  Julia Hale from Walnut machine quilted it.

Sandi Petsche made this quilt from a block exchange.  She is part of the Country Friends Quilting group and exchanged blocks a few years back.

Nancy Watts and her husband John, made this LeMoyne Star Quilt.  They had it hand quilted by the Panama Church Ladies.

Thanks to everyone who submitted quilts for the show!  It really turned out well.

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