Friday, January 11, 2013

Folk Art Melody on Quilters Show and Tell

Hi everyone !!

Michele over at Quilting Gallery is hosting a "Quilters Show and Tell".   Thanks Michele!

This week the theme is "Favorite Quilt from 2012".

I entered "Folk Art Melody" into the show.  I started it in 2011 and finished it in 2012.
I believe it's the first time I've entered any work into a Contest or a Show and Tell.

Folk Art Melody - Design by Lori Smith - Taught by Debbie Wick - Hand Appliqued and Quilted by Karen Miller 2012
You can view and vote on your favorite quilts by clicking on this link!  Just scroll to the bottom of the post and check mark your favorite quilt.  There are many, many beauties there -- including several from folks that I admire!

More about Folk Art Melody:

This quilt is special to me... it began my love of  wool applique and grew my love of Free Motion Quilting.

A friend and fellow student encouraged me to quilt it myself, rather than sending it to a Long Arm Quilter (thanks Bonnie!)....

You can see the layers of wool used on this block.  The center was 4 layers thick!
This block was designed by me and my friend/instructor Debbie Wick. I love it!  Thanks Debbie...!
Each piece is cut by hand, and blanket stitched by hand.  Choosing Pearle Cotton or other floss to accent!

Again, if you have a minute, go look at the beautiful quilts and vote. There is much to admire.

Just review the pictures, scroll to the bottom of the page, and check mark up to 4 of your favorite quilts!

PS - Special thanks to my sisters -- Janet and Michele -- If it weren't for Janet I wouldn't be sewing, quilting or doing any FMQ at all.   I'm very blessed to have her.  As for my sister Michele, she is always encouraging and supporting me in everything I do.  I'm very lucky to have them in my life.

Thanks for stopping by today and special thanks to Michele at Quilting Gallery for hosting the Show & Tell.

Quilters’ Show and Tell


  1. Wow! Those are some fab quilts and yours definitely belongs right at the top!!! Thanks for the opportunity/heads up!!!!Wishing you the best!!

    1. Thanks Doreen! There sure are some beautiful quilts out there. Lovely quilts from many ladies that I follow and admire! I feel honored to be on the same page as them...

  2. This is just beautiful! I have wanted to make a wool applique for quite a while now...