Category Archives: Karen Taylor

America Quilts Together… and Across the Ocean

  The Malabo Ladies Quilt Group— Malabo, Equatorial Guinea In January, 2008, Barbara Hunt packed her sewing machines, cutting table, and stash to take with her to her new home on a small island off the West coast of Africa. … Continue reading

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Kids at the DAR Quilt Camp and a Baltimore Album Quilt Pattern

  Quilt designer Jan Carlson’s fascination with Baltimore Album quilts led to her “summer job” of teaching kids to make quilts at the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Museum in Washington D.C.   On a shoestring budget the first … Continue reading

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Singin’ the Blues: What Does Your Stash Reveal About You?

I used to think green was my favorite color, until I recently reorganized my stash and counted the fabrics in each color group. Surprise, blues lead the pack! (Green and red are second.) Now I’m seeing all the ways I’ve … Continue reading

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Wedding Colors Spark A Quilting Project… Finished!

Wedding Placemat 1 Wedding Placemat 2 Wedding Placemat 3 Wedding Placemat 4 Wedding Placemat 5 Wedding Placemat 6/final     Here’s how a vasemat looks under one of the simple arrangements for the wedding reception. Annie also chose glass canning … Continue reading

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Wedding Colors Spark A Quilting Project 5

Wedding Placemat 1 Wedding Placemat 2 Wedding Placemat 3 Wedding Placemat 4 Wedding Placemat 5 Wedding Placemat 6/final Here is a photo I took of the finished placemats on a little snack table about the size that fits on their … Continue reading

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Wedding Colors Spark A Quilting Project 4

Wedding Placemat 1 Wedding Placemat 2 Wedding Placemat 3 Wedding Placemat 4 Wedding Placemat 5 Wedding Placemat 6/final The fourth placemat I’m calling The Wave begins like this. I sewed wide strips of fabric in Annie’s wedding color scheme to … Continue reading

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Wedding Colors Spark A Quilting Project 3

Wedding Placemat 1 Wedding Placemat 2 Wedding Placemat 3 Wedding Placemat 4 Wedding Placemat 5 Wedding Placemat 6/final   Placemat number three begins. I’m calling it The Wave and like that it is a looser design involving appliqué with less … Continue reading

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Wedding Colors Spark A Quilting Project 2

Wedding Placemat 1 Wedding Placemat 2 Wedding Placemat 3 Wedding Placemat 4 Wedding Placemat 5 Wedding Placemat 6/final Placemat number two has the dark plum color out on the edges, framing the inside interest. This one has quite a bit … Continue reading

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Wedding Colors Spark a Quilting Project

Wedding Placemat 1 Wedding Placemat 2 Wedding Placemat 3 Wedding Placemat 4 Wedding Placemat 5 Wedding Placemat 6/final   My daughter Annie is planning her summer garden wedding and has chosen her colors: sage green, dark plum, cream, muted light … Continue reading

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Another Cityscape Art Quilt

  Kudos to Sheryl Martin for jumping in with both feet to create her first cityscape quilt she calls “City Nights.”  She recently asked if I’d mind if she took inspiration from a postcard I’d given her of my painting … Continue reading

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