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.