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Holly Jolly Made by – Cheri Rabourn In –Lee’s Summit, MO Started November 12, 2006 Finished November 16, 2006 Who Was The Quilt Made For - Me to Exhibit at the Bohemian Gallery in December 2006 Designer – Cheri Rabourn Basic Colors – Red, Cream & Green Machine Pieced- Crazy pieced by machine using the blanket stitch Machine Quilted- Machine quilted with fibers using a blanket stitch Appliquéd- Yes by machine Quilt Size -12” x 27” Comments – I made this quilt exclusively for the art quilt exhibit at the Bohemian Gallery in the Crossroads section of Kansas City, MO along with other quilts I made. Four other friends also had quilts at the exhibit-Klonda Holt, Jane Kennedy, Cathy Wight and JoAnn Farley. The fabrics are satins, silks, velvets etc. The cheeks and hat ball are the ravel fibers I cut off fabrics after it is washed and dryed. It has been beaded, which took approximately 30 hours. I stayed up long hours trying to finish this little guy. I also made 4 new quilts for the exhibit. The light photo is it hanging at the gallery. It was on display from November 28 to December 22, 2006. This quilt won 1st place at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia, MO, Aug. 2007
Sunset Southwest of the Great Divide Made by - Cheri Rabourn & Cathy Wight In-Lee’s Summit, MO Date Quilt Was Started-Feb. 2,2010 Super Bowl Sunday Date Quilt Was Finished-May 4, 2010 Who Was The Quilt Made For-Us Book or Pattern & Pg. #- Original design by Cheri Rabourn, except the Horned toads Author or Designer-Cheri Rabourn/Toads- Basic Colors-Purple, Green, Tan & Orange Machine Pieced-Borders Machine Quilted-by Cathy Wight, Lee’s Summit, MO Appliqued-by machine, blanket stitch Quilt Size- Width-88” Length-48” Is There A Photo of Quilt?-Yes Comments-I drew the pattern and cut in half and gave Cathy ½ to make, we both chose our fabrics using some of the same. This whole project made Cathy very nervous, she couldn’t grasp the concept of me putting them together with a border making 2 halves a whole. Cathy’s half is on the left and mine on the right, with the brown toad. Cathy loved the toad and I agreed to put them in our quilt. I designed the border and put the border on each quilt then added a muslin strip of 3” later to be removed and also a small piece of border that I would later attach the two pieces together at the top. Cathy quilted the quilt then I cut the two quilts apart, we bound the quilts then I attached the two together with the small border pieces. We entered the quilt at the 2010 MQS quilt show- “South of the Border” competition, it did not win. I then entered the quilt in the 2010 Missouri State Fair, Sedalia, MO. The quilt won 1st place plus Best of Show in its division. The back fabric was order from Hancock’s Of Paducah. Most of the fabrics on the front came from Quilters Station of Lee’s Summit, MO.
“Lela Duchess Of Pahrump” Made by -Cheri Rabourn In-Lee’s Summit, MO Date Quilt Was Started-8-7-2009 Date Quilt Was Finished-4-8-2011 Who Was The Quilt Made For-Me Designer-Cheri Rabourn Basic Colors-Red, Black & White Machine Pieced-Yes Machine Quilted-by Nancy Lobsinger, Lee’s Summit, MO Appliqued-by hand Batting- Hobbs 80/20 Quilt Size- Width- 52 ½”x Length-58” Is There A Photo of Quilt?-Yes Comments-I started this for my Nimble Thimbles guild challenge-“Black & White plus one”. I did not get it finished in time so I used the background cut out from behind the ladies dress to finish it for the challenge. I planned on calling this quilt “The Duchess”, however I was at a Nimble Thimbles sew day when I received the call my Mother died of a heart attack, so hence the change in the name. My Mother Lela Bell (Cox) Hall lived in Pahrump, NV at the time of her death. I entered this quilt in the Machine Quilters Showcase, Overland Park, KS, May 11-14-2011. It did not win, but the judge said she loved the design. I entered this quilt in the MO State Fair, Sedalia, MO, Aug. 2011, it won 1st place plus 2nd place “Best of Show”. It was also displayed at the Lee’s Summit Guild Quilt show, Nov. 3-5, 2011. It was also accepted in the American Quilter Society show in Paducah, KY, April 2012.
“Kiss Me I’m Irish” Who Made Quilt – Cheri Rabourn City & State Quilt Was Made In –Lee’s Summit, MO Date Quilt Was Made – Started Jan. 2, 2007 & Finished Jan. 16, 2007 Who Was The Quilt Made For –Me Designer – Cheri Rabourn Basic Colors – Green, Cream & Rust Machine Pieced- Crazy quilt on to batting using a blanket stitch Machine Quilted- by- Cheri Rabourn using a blanket stitch and fibers Appliquéd-by machine the face and ears with a satin stitch Quilt Size -14” x 26 1/4” (fibers and beads extend 9” beyond the 261/4”) Comments – Fabrics used are satin, silk, velvet, etc. beading was applied by hand using the following techniques-string bead and couching, chain stitch, back stitch & single stitch. Antique jet carved buttons were applied to clothing, mouth and nose are hand embroidery stem stitch. The leprechaun has black beads for eyes. Collar stands out from quilt and hat extends beyond quilt. The beading on this quilt approximately 15 ½ hours. This quilt won 1st Place at the Missouri State Fair, Sedalia, MO, Aug. 2008.