by Joseph Wilson
I completed each of the blocks adding a black 1” frame and solid border with a HST to form the sashing design in the quilt. Because they wanted a queen size quilt, I added a plain chocolate border to compliment the window treatment in their bedroom. I like to piece the backs of my quilts with a modern design using some of the fabric from the front. Jackie did a wonderful job in completing her long arm quilting and made this a beautiful finished project.
Mother’s Dream (p.24), Wedding Ring (p.101), Peaceful Hours (p.51), Waste Not (p.111), Peace & Plenty (p.29) Friendship (p.62)
This quilt that I labeled “The Browns”, was made for our daughter and son-in-law, whose last name is Brown. They wanted their quilt to be more traditional than modern with earth tone colors. I used a variety of fabric designers. Sometime ago, a dear friend gave me a copy of “The Farmer’s Wife Sampler Quilt” by Laurie Aaron Hird. I was so impressed by the letters written for the contest that I chose to include 6 of the blocks created as result of inspiration from those letters (see below). These pieced blocks are separated by 3 samples of fabric woven by our special needs son JoeJoe, who has become a master weaver at Camphill Soltane in Glenmore, Pennsylvania.
Every quilt he makes is truly a work of art and I enjoy quilting each one so very much! Mary Ann loves to choose fabrics for his quilts and they have so much fun shopping and creating together. Working with them is one of life's great blessings for me!
I have known Joe and his wife, Mary Ann, for several years and I was super excited when Joe signed up for my beginner quilting class! Joe played as an NFL Running Back for the New England Patriots and the Cincinnati Bengals! It turns out that he is an incredibly artistic and creative quilter!