Friday, July 15, 2016

You're Invited To a Trunk Show at the American Swedish Institute!

It just feels great to finish a quilt! This is my latest finish, a plus sign quilt. I made it using a jelly roll, just the 3rd jelly roll I've had in my quilting life. They are really fun and fast to work with.

I quilted it using one of my new, modern edge-to-edge designs called Cinnamon. It does resemble a cinnamon roll!

The backing is part of a duvet cover I bought at IKEA. I took it apart and this is the second quilt backing it's made. It cost $15. There's a pillow that will become a tablerunner backing, also. Look for the 100% cotton duvet covers. They have very modern, unusual prints.

I've been asked to give a trunk show at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis on Sunday, July 17, at 2 PM. I'll be showing 20 or so of my quilts and talking about my quilting journey. I went there last Sunday and saw Gail Bakkom's trunk show of her antique quilts, from 1813 through 1920.

Minnesota Quilters, of which I am a member, is hosting a number of quilt exhibits and trunk shows through out the next few months at the American Swedish Institute. Super interesting and fun!

I do have some Swedish blood--my paternal great-grandparents came to Minnesota from Sweden in the 1880s. I love this next photo--a Dala horse, a folk art symbol of Sweden, done up in a children's coin ride!

And the fireplaces at the American Swedish Institute are works of art! Here are a couple of them:

And lastly, one of my teddy bears made it to a child in Africa. It is a wonder to receive a photo of the recipient from the other side of the world, holding one's handmade gift.

Hope to see you at the American Swedish Institute!

Grace and peace!


  1. Great plus quilt! I love the colors and fabric against the gray, I haven't seen one like this. I love that last picture too!

    1. Thanks, Bev!!! Jelly rolls are so much fun to work with! Check out the Flirty Quilt hashtag on Instagram for more quilts like this:


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