Quilters exhibit at courthouse art gallery
M. Claire May
Published: Thursday, November 29th, 2012
It is said those who sleep under a quilt, sleep under a blanket of love. Several Custer Piecemakers Quilt Guild members exhibiting through December at the Custer County Courthouse Art Gallery have covered many with their quilted love. The quilters exhibiting are Norma Horkey, Phyllis Terrall, Joyce Jindra, Lois Sietsma, Sue Parker, Janice Moore, Karen Kraus, Carol Roberts Caster, Jackie Kennedy Groves French, Linda Polito, Lyn Kolund, Marcia Busskohl and Mary Zolmosky.
The guild was established September 1990 to share ideas, inspire each other and keep the art of quiltmaking alive. Membership has grown to 45 members.
According to Piecemaker Brenda Anderson, the first Thursday monthly meetings involve “show and tell” and/or a short program and working on individual or group projects. Every year the guild creates a quilt to raise funds for quilt class educators and special projects such as nursing home resident lap robes and quilts for community families that have experienced a disaster.
One project is a round-robin in which each member of a four-member team selects her own theme and colors. The quilt is passed to each team member with the owner being the last recipient. A quilt guild foursome creation displayed is the butterfly panels, friendly butterflies.
“We had a lot of fun plus it brought the members of our guild closer together,” Horkey said.
Another guild project was Horkey’s Christmas tree. Each member brought a large piece of fabric. Each would tear the fabric piece in half, depositing half in a bag to be moved to the next person. The remaining piece was torn in half and deposited in the bag again and they continued until each member had a very small piece. The quilters used all these pieces to create a wall hanging.
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