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Quilters’ Show & Tell: Commemorative Quilts

Quilters' Show & Tell

Hi everyone! The theme for this week’s Quilters’ Show & Tell is Commemorative Quilts. This could be a quilt that commemorates anything you like, such as an historical date, family member, special event, wedding, etc. It’s your choice how your quilt relates to the theme. Any quilting style is acceptable and unfinished quilts are welcome too.

To enter, read the guidelines then submit your quilt photo here! You have until Friday, February 8th at 9:00 a.m. (EST) to enter. Voting will start shortly after and last until Monday, February 11th at 9:00 a.m. (EST).


To sponsor a weekly Quilters’ Show and Tell event, please send me an email and I’ll send you the information package. Check available dates here. Sponsors are featured on the voting post published on Friday.

Wanted: I need a sponsor for this week’s event. Contact me!

Guest Judges

The guest judges for this week are Ruth from Sewlmate Sister and Kitty Pearl from Road Home Quilting. They’ll both have 100 bonus points to award to their favourite quilt(s). I asked them both, what they’re working on, and here’s what they told me…

Ruth – Sewlmate Sister


My name is Ruth and my blog is Sewlmate Sister. Thanks for asking me to be a guest judge Michele. I live in Eastern Ontario, Canada and have been quilting for about eight years. I sewed all my life, but found my passion in quilting. Since then I’ve made so many friends in the wonderful world of quilters!

When I discovered circles in quilts, I was amazed and wanted to try them all. It was then, that I tried hand piecing! I know, everyone says…”are you crazy?” For me, it’s the way to go. It’s so relaxing and portable. You can also make intricate blocks that you’d never attempt on a machine!!! And it does NOT take that long!!!

A couple years ago, I found my real niche in Quilting when I found Inklingo. A system where you purchase a pattern on line, print shapes on fabric, with your computer and start sewing. Granted it’s not just for hand piecing, but it makes it so easy. It provides lines for cutting, sewing on, and registration lines, to match up points. It’s my favourite way to quilt. Here is my latest quilt made with Inklingo.


Kitty Pearl – Road Home Quilting

We love Commemorative Quilting! And we are so delighted to join Quilting Gallery this week to review your very special quilts. Remember, you can share your Commemorative Quilting projects all year long on the Commemorative Quilting Facebook Page.

quilt blocks

Plenty of stitching adventures for the New Year at Road Home Quilting: I’m learning crochet (shhh, don’t tell Alex, it’s a birthday surprise!), and refinishing the dining chairs with vintage quilts. In February we will start a Log Cabin Sampler. Plus, this year we are participating in Quilt It! Challenge; mastering machine quilting in small monthly projects, with a whole cloth final in October. You are welcome to stitch along!

Quilt It Challenge

We would like to thank Quilting Gallery for this special honor of judging Commemorative Quilts on Quilters’ Show & Tell by announcing breaking RHQ news here: This Thursday, February 7, Kitty Pearl will post her first quilt fiction story on our RHQ blog. Please stop by and let us know what you think. If you like her short story, she will try to write a new one each month. Happy Quilting!

Last Week’s Quilters’ Show & Tell

Thanks to everyone that entered quilts and voted for last week’s Winter Landscape quilts Show & Tell event.

Guest Judges

Here’s how the guest judges awarded their bonus points:

Victoria awarded her bonus points as follows:

40 points to First Snow by Cindy H., bringing the total points up to 42+40 = 82
30 points to First Impression by Kathleen M., bringing the total points up to 30+30 = 60
20 points to Winter in My Dreams by Linda W., bringing the total points up to 39+20 = 59
10 points to First Winter Snow by Victoria P., bringing the total points up to 39+10 = 49

Soma awarded her bonus points as follows:

50 points to Glacier by Lynda H., bringing the total points up to 14+50 = 64
30 points to Icy Fun by Jeanie L., bringing the total points up to 60+30 = 90
20 points to First Winter Snow by Victoria P., bringing the total points up to 49+20 = 69


The winning quilt is Blue Night by Eldrid Røyset Førde which received 100 community votes:

Blue Night

The winner from the comments is #76 Janet Irvine



They both won a stash pack of their choice from Vicki Welsh.


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This post was published on February 4th, 2013. Post topics: Special Features. Post tags: .

2 Responses to “Quilters’ Show & Tell: Commemorative Quilts”

  1. kris says:

    Congratulations! I love that quilt and glad it won.

  2. Yvonne Bamlett says:

    What a great way to share these extra special quilts with everyone. The memories live on through these quilts.

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