Gallery - Round Robin and Collaborative Works
I enjoy collaborating on quilts, whether through block exchanges or round robin quilts.
Passing It On: I Remember Mama
This quilt presents four generations of our
family, four generations of values and beliefs passed down: Dutch
heritage (brought to the United States in
1960) and Calvinistic faith. It represents two
generations of quilters: Case and Ada Voskuilen and daughter, Margreta
Voskuilen Silverstone, designed and created this quilt together. The
team jointly planned the block concepts, the initial layout and the
assembly of the top. Each member created individual blocks within a
defined color scheme.
This quilt was displayed at Houston International
Quilt Festival in November 2004 as part of the "I Remember Mama"
exhibit. Quilt is included in the book by the same name, published
October 2005. Machine pieced, hand appliqued, machine appliqued, hand embroidered, machine quilted.
Nine patches and hourglass blocks set together in
a design loosely based on the October
Quilters Newsletter Magazine idea. Blocks exchanged with Lynden,
Washington Sew-n-Sew members.
While I enjoy doing my own individual work, I
value what I gain from group projects like this one. I value the way
group quilts connect me with old and new quilting friends across the
country. I value the way group quilts challenge my piecing skills and
my color placement choices. Group quilts encourage me to try new
things. Quiltmakers: Margreta Silverstone, Kathy Triggs,
Janet Holmes, Cynthia Sebens, Kim Tjoelker, Sue Littlejohn, Sharon
Struiksma, Melinda Bratt, Ada Voskuilen, Heather Anker, Jane Buys,
Sharon Coots. Machine quilted by Janice Howell, 55” x 49”
This quilt was displayed at Williamsburg Quilt Festival in February 2004
and the American Quilters Society Paducah,
Kentucky exhibit in April 2004. Machine pieced, machine quilted.
Friendship is a Gift
The blocks came from the Mid-Appalachian Quilters
Guild. I won a set of blocks that used a particular blue (the blue
on the outer border) and any other blue and white fabrics. The blocks
were a challenge as they didn't all measure 12" finished. I wanted
to set the blocks in an unusual design and experiment with breaking
the line on my ribbon pieces and the flying geese. Machine quilted
by Janice Howell of Everson, Washington.
This quilt was on display at the Pennsylvania National Quilt
Extravaganza in September 2002. Quilt juried into Quilts by
Marylanders, a display of quilts in the Maryland State House, December
2002. Quilt displayed at Williamsburg Quilt Festival in February 2003.
Quilt featured in 2004 AQS Engagement Calendar. Quilt displayed at
Quilters Heritage Celebration in April 2004. Machine
and hand pieced, machine and hand appliqued, piped edges, machine
quilted. Size: 90" x 90"
The blocks largely came from an exchange over
the Internet. The theme of the exchange was "If you're not Dutch,
you're not much." Machine quilted by Janice Howell of Everson,
This quilt was featured in a PBS video about
Maryland Quilts. It was was also in the AQS Nashville
show in 2002. A pattern is available. contact
me. Size: 60" x 60" Hand
appliqued, machine pieced, machine quilted.
Bricks and Coffins
My mother and I exchanged a number of five inch squares of fabric and shared a large set of English paper pieces in the shape of a coffin. We then created our own quilts.
This one is my rendition.