Monday, January 9, 2017

Sauder Village in Archbold, Ohio
Exciting news!  They began hand quilting my "Under The Mistletoe" quilt the week before Christmas 2016!
This quilt was one of the most tedious quilts I have ever made!  The cactus blocks are all done with a cut away needleturn applique technique similar to Hawaiian applique.  It took me several years to complete it, after putting it away as a UFO many years.  I am so excited to see it in the quilt frame at Sauder Village.  My mother will be coming to visit it very soon!
Debbie Wick, January 2017

Spring Issue 2016 of Primitive Quilts and Projects Magazine
"Pick Me Up" designed and made by Debbie Wick
Machine quilted by Linda Campbell
Nothing lifts the spirits like an exuberant display of freshly picked blooms.  Send a "bouquet" of fresh wool posies to a friend who needs a little cheer.

Maggie Grace's Garden at Houston International Quilt Show

It was so exciting to travel to Houston to see my quilt in the Special Exhibit "Primitive/Folk Art Quilts" sponsored by Primitive Quilts and Projects Magazine.  This is Di Ford's design of small 3/4" hexis and beautiful appliqued baskets exploding with red berries!  I envisioned my quilt to be a Christmas Garden quilt of reds, greens, and creams!  It is completely hand done!  I hand basted each hexi and then laced them together using Metler silk finish thread.  The borders consisted of needleturn baskets, vines, leaves, and berries.  The special touch was when I added a bird to the center of two of the rosettes!  I hand quilted all the hexis and applique in the ditch and radiating lines in the border.  The scalloped edge was needleturned using a "cutaway" technique I taught myself.  So happy it is done!!

Santa needlepunch ornament

Designed by Brenda Gervais

made by Debbie Wick
One of my favorite things to do to mix it up a bit is to get the
needlepunch out and punch away!  After working on lots of quilts and
other needlework projects, I love to needlepunch a sweet design like this one!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

40th Annual Quilt Show

Sauder Village

"Pomegranate Holiday"

My "Pomegranate Holiday" won a beautiful Pink Ribbon, Third Place Wall Quilt:  Applique & Machine Quilted at the Sauder Village Quilt Show this past week!  I designed this wall quilt as I was brainstorming ideas for a holiday accent in our dining room.  I added dimension to the pomegranates by layering wool and cotton applique.  Accented with beautiful glass beads, the centers of the wool applique are cut out to reveal the cotton layer underneath.  Sauder Village is located in Archbold, Ohio.  What a beautiful quilt show!!

Sauder Village

40th Annual Quilt Show

Debbie Wick with her

Maggie Grace's Garden Quilt

Designed by Di Ford-Hall

The quilt show was absolutely beautiful!  I was so happy to win a "Blue Ribbon" for all my hand stitching!  I had always wanted to make an English paper pieced hexagon quilt.  When I discovered Di Ford-Hall's Maggie Grace's Garden, I fell in love with her design and began working on my quilt in October 2014.  I designed my own color scheme of old-fashioned reds, greens, and creams, even fussy cutting some of the fabrics!  It took over a year to make!  There are approximately 318 berries!  In October 2015, I had the honor of meeting Di Ford-Hall from Australia where she signed a special label for my quilt!  I have made many friends who volunteer many hours in preparation of one of the largest quilt shows in the Midwest.  I grew up in the small town of Holgate, Ohio, and went to school in Archbold, Ohio, my junior and senior years of high school.  It is only a few miles from Sauder Village.  I am home now in Elmira, New York, thinking of my hand quilting designs for my entry for next year! 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Maggie Grace's Garden hexi block

One of my hexi blocks on the quilt I am now working on this winter.  Debbie Wick 1/12/2016