Recent Quilt Exhibit at Bessie Smith Cultural Center

These quilts made by our guild members (except the first one shown) were recently exhibited at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center in conjunction with AQS QuiltWeek Chattanooga.

 Blocks made by children from a local school

Blocks made by children from a local school

Twenty Stars

Karen Downer combined twenty traditional blocks to make this quilt. It is machine pieced and quilted on a long arm machine.

 Twenty Stars by Karen Downer

Twenty Stars by Karen Downer

Made in Alabama

Janet Suber has paid homage to the Gee's Bend Alabama Quilters with this quilt. It incorporates fabrics from clothing. It is machine pieced and thoughtfully hand quilted with a variety of thread colors. The binding is also pieced.

 Made in Alabama by Janet Suber

Made in Alabama by Janet Suber

Ties that Bind

Jackie Cory is a local artist and instructor. Her quilts reflect her artistic background and use of nontraditional approaches. Machine pieced, hand embroidered, and hand tied.

 Ties that Bind by Jackie Cory

Ties that Bind by Jackie Cory

Purple Crazy Haze

Another example of Jackie Cory's unique pieces. Machine pieced, hand embroidered, highly embellished and hand tied.

 Purple Crazy Haze by Jackie Cory

Purple Crazy Haze by Jackie Cory

Colossians 3:23

Carolyn Rippee's piece shows the calm beauty that she achieved with the use of neutral colors, traditional blocks and fantastic machine quilting. The label is inscribed with: "Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord."

 Colossians 3:23 by Carolyn Rippee

Colossians 3:23 by Carolyn Rippee

Marketplace

Veronica Hofman-Ortega is a local fiber arts instructor working in several fiber media. This quilt includes some of her signature free motion quilting (circles) along with straight line machine quilting on a domestic machine.

 Marketplace by Veronica Hofman-Ortega

Marketplace by Veronica Hofman-Ortega

Sands of Time

Theresa Kitchell mixed batiks with traditional fabrics and beautiful beads to create this small decorative piece. It is machine pieced and quilted in the ditch.

 Sands of Time by Theresa Kitchell

Sands of Time by Theresa Kitchell

Pullman Puzzle

Robbie Maddux has created a modern statement piece successfully blending antique piecework from the early to mid 20th century with an art-deco symmetrical layout. Machine pieced and straight-line machine quilted.

 Pullman Puzzle by Robbie Maddux

Pullman Puzzle by Robbie Maddux

Tsunami

Using Karen Stone's paper piecing patterns for "Untie-tied", Karen Downer machine pieced this version representative of violent weather patterns occurring this century. It was machine quilted by Sherry Meyer.

 Tsunami by Karen Downer

Tsunami by Karen Downer

 Thank you so much Karen for making this exhibit happen!