Saturday, April 3, 2010

Nancy Swanwick-Part 2

As promised here are more of the fabulous quilts by Nancy Swanwick that were on display last weekend in Ft. Scott.  The information is taken from her printed hand-out.

Great American College Search Quilt 1995-1997
" This quilt began as a take-along project on a family trip to visit prospective colleges.  We stayed near two of th e Great Lakes, so the 'Lady of the Lake' block was appropriate.  Completely hand pieced and hand quilted, this quilt is one of the Empty Nest Series.  A picture of my quilt with written instructions was published in a book by Jan Patek"

Close up:

Boston Quilt 1999
"Center medallion pieced and appliqued on a trip to Boston. Some of the fabric purchased in a shop in Chinatwon. Borders were designed from tile work in the atrium of the Gardner Museum. This also has a Civil War influence as the borders are done in a set typical of the time and the 'Order No. 11' appliques on the corners of the medallion speak to the history of Fort Scott and our area."

Never Forget     2001
"Started with my high school sewing students on Sept 12, 2001, my effort to think about and honor the victims of the terrorist attack on September 11. Nine blocks across, eleven blocks down......9/11."

Arabic Ladders, Kansas Style     2002
"Made from a Kansas Quilters Organization workshop with John Flynn"

Civil War Railroad Crossin  2002-2003
"While reading some literature about the Civil War, I was inspired to make this quilt, honoring the Northern soldiers in our family.  Arcs are paper pieced"

New York Beauty  2003
"Paper pieced using a huge number of my stash pieces.  I LOVE tiny triangles.  It's my favorite shape".

Pickle Dish 2004
"Sister to New York Beauty"

Jo's Reels and Nancy's Stars  2004
"After a Kansas Quilter's Organization workshop with Jo Morton on applique reels, I expanded on the original idea and added eight point stars to create this  quilt.  Notice th e quilting in th e chintz printed areas which follows the pattern".

International Santas  2005
" Santas have a special meaning for me, especially Santas from various lands.  This was done as a block-of-the-month, both applique and pieced.  I will eventually embroider the names and countries of origin on the Santa blocks".

That's all for today.  But come back in  a few days and I'll share the remainder of her quilts..yes...she had over THIRTY quilts on display.  Is she an awesome and prolific quilter or what?????????


DeAnna S. said...

Wow...what inspiration. The quilts are absolutely fabulous. Thanks for sharing and can't wait to see more.

Kathie said...

beautiful quilts!
thanks so much for sharing them with us

Donna said...

Absolutely beautiful quilts! Wow!