2009 Contest Archive

2009 Contest Winners


Love of Knitting Winter 2009
- What is the most unusual project you have made?

Congratulations to Connie Schutte, Athens, AL!
Her Answer: "I knitted a hammock. My husband cut a broom stick in half and added points to one end of each stick and nailed a baby food jar lid to the other end of each stick to make me a set of large needles. Next I bought a ball of cotton string and a ball of nylon string and 2 metal circles from the hardware store. I attached both kinds of string to one of the metal rings by casting on a dozen stitches. I used both kinds of string to knit every row and increasing each row until I had 2 dozen stitches wide and then just kept knitting until I thought it was long enough. I then decreased until I was back down to a dozen stitches and bound it off with the other circular ring. It was a Father's Day gift for my husband in 1973. We still have the hammock but I am in Alabama until June 1, 2010 and the hammock is in NC."


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Easy Quilts Winter 2009
- What is your oldest unfinished project?

Congratulations to Lena Morgan, Milton, FL!
Her Answer: "My oldest unfinished quilt top is a scrappy fan quilt that was made during the 1950s by my great grandmother. Recognizing that she was beginning to loose her eyesight, my great grandmother set about making a quilt for an anticipated great granddaughter. Funny thing, my mother was only 11 years old, and having a child was the last thing on her mind. Unfortunately, my great grandmother was unable to complete the quilt as her eye sight grew worse. She set the fans in muslin with pink half triangles bordering the top. So, I am left with a quilt top that I have been unable to determine whether or not to finish. When I think about quilting the top, I'm unsure of where to begin. I have no idea how she planned to complete the quilt nor have I been able to locate appropriate fabric. Given the failing eye sight of my great grandmother, there are a number of missed stitches throughout the top which I must admit makes it very dear to me."


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Baby Quilts 2009
- What is the most unusual quilting project you have ever made?

Congratulations to Lisa England, Ashland, KY!
Her Answer: "When my son was a senior in high school he got the idea to be a Swedish Fish for Halloween (think red, gummy candy). So a giant, quilted red fish became my challenge and my most unusual project. It covered him head to toe (he's 6 foot 6, so that's saying something!) and used the most awful, stiff batting I could find. I don't think it was a very comfortable quilt/costume but it sure did get attention!"


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Love of Knitting Fall 2009
- What is the oldest, unfinished project you have?

Congratulations to Elizabeth Hall, Greenwood, IN!
Her Answer: "I have a white and red cotton vest I started in high school—right after mom taught me to knit—still on the needles in a trunk at my mothers house. I graduated high school in 1984. It wasn't till recently that I took up knitting again (for real this time) and began to really enjoy it."


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Easy Quilts Fall 2009
- What is the Quickest Quilt you have finished?

Congratulations to Laurette Beitz, West Richland, WA!
Her Answer: "From start to finish I have been able to finish a throw in about 4 to 4 1/2 hours. It is just a little too small for a twin bed but it is a good topper."


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Easy Quilts Fall 2009
- What is the Quickest Quilt you have finished?

Congratulations to Laurette Beitz, West Richland, WA!
Her Answer: "From start to finish I have been able to finish a throw in about 4 to 4 1/2 hours. It is just a little too small for a twin bed but it is a good topper."


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Easy Quilts Summer 2009
- How do you make time for quilting?

Congratulations to Keryl Vair, Oneida, NY!
Her Answer: "Set the kitchen timer after my husband leaves for work and craft until timer goes off. This may be 10-15 minutes or 20-30 minutes in between laundry loads, dusting/vacuuming, or a 'reward' for myself after groceries are put away. The time chunks add up and I get a lot done!"


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Kids Quilts 2009
- Who is the youngest quilter you know?

Congratulations to Glenna Allenberg, Tucumcari, NM!
Her Answer: "My granddaughter was 7 years old when she came to spend a week with me. She wanted to learn to quilt because that was my passion so we picked out fabric and I cut the squares. She practiced sewing on my Singer Featherweight. She sewed on paper without thread and then she sewed with thread on fabric, working on 1/4 inch seam. Now we were ready to sew. Seams were not perfect but she enjoyed sewing her blocks together."


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Love of Knitting Spring 2009
- When did you first start knitting?

Congratulations to Patt Johnson, Saint Helens, OR!
Her Answer: "I learned to knit in the fourth grade, taught by my very patient sister Leilia at Holy Cross School in Tacoma. I still remember the uneven yellow dishrag I made as my first project."


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Easy Quilts Spring 2009
- How much money you have saved being a member of Quilters Club of America?

Congratulations to Kerry Facey, Hinsdale, NH!

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