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

Quilt Retreat at Mary's Quilt Shop, Bedford, PA

Visiting from Australia, Quilt Designer Di Ford-Hall taught several classes at Mary's Quilt Shop in October 2015.  I attended her Broidere Perse classes.  This is the center of a beautiful quilt that she is designing!  I really seem to be enjoying this technique.  I will keep you posted on my progress.


Myself at the Bedford Springs Resort

"Catching a Quilting Break"

Working on my Di Ford-Hall "Maggie Grace's Garden" quilt



"Potter's Charm"

designed by Debbie Wick, Elmira, New York

Primitive Quilts and Projects Magazine's Spring Issue


I want to share with all my fellow quilters and friends one of my designs that I loved making!  I made Potter's Charm for one of my favorite Polish Pottery dishes.  It is all hand done! The circles are appliqued, the leaves and vine embroidered, and I hand quilted it.  This is a sneak preview as I am anxiously awaiting the magazine to appear in my mailbox!!  (January 2016)

Di Ford-Hall at Mary's Quilt Shop

With Debbie Wick and her quilt she is making

designed by Di Ford-Hall, Maggie Grace's Garden

I was thrilled to meet Di Ford-Hall this Fall in Bedford, Pennsylvania.  I attended her classes on Broidere Perse which were amazing!  I coincidentally had started making this quilt last October which was designed by her!  I am now hand quilting it this winter.  I wanted to make it into a Christmas Garden quilt, since I work at a wonderful Christmas shop in Elmira, New York, called The Christmas House!  I have always wanted to make an old-fashioned red, green, and cream quilt.  I believe I counted 318 berries in the appliqued border!

"Potter's Charm" will be in the Spring Issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects Magazine. I designed this small table quilt for one of my favorite pottery dishes.