Quilts On Display

February 2014

Posted: February 20th 2014 - 3:32 PM

Sew Many Stars

Made by Emma Koffer

This quilt was begun in March of 1994. It was designed by myfirst quilting teacher, Mary Whitehead, in an adult education class in MountainView, California. It was begun at a time when machine quilting was not lookedon with favor, so she procrastinated about hand-quilting it until we moved toTwin falls, and she finally finished it in September of 2002.

Emma began quilting 25 years ago when I was forced to retirefrom my pre-school teaching because of rheumatoid arthritis. It gave her a newlease on life and she has been at it for 25 years, making more quilts than shecan remember. Quilting has filled her life with pleasure and she has made manygood friends in the process.

January 2014

Posted: January 13th 2014 - 9:22 AM

“Infinity” by V. Joan Anderson

This quilt was started in 2009 and was worked onoccasionally. In January of 2012, Anderson decided to focus on finishing thequilt. It was completed in time for the DSQ Quilt Show on April 13thand 14th. Though she enjoyed the work, it was very time consuming.Every quilt is a different journey and this one was a long, enjoyable experiencefilled with the memories of all the gardens in Anderson’s life.  Anderson’s eight year old granddaughter namedthe quilt when she stated, “Grandma, I love this quilt to ‘Infinity.’”

The first border of t he quilt contains flower swagsdesigned by Anderson. The quilt features needle turn appliqué with silk thread,hand embroidery with silk embroidery floss, satin floss, pearl, cotton, cottonfloss and metallic floss. Other hand techniques used are Broderie perse,couching and crochet with fun fur and angora yarn. Fabrics used are batiksfelted wool and ultra suede.

The quilt is set in a Circle of Nine. Beading, SwarovskiCrystals, and 3-D appliqué flowers were added after all the quilting wascomplete. The quilt was bound after adding double piping.

When asked how long it took Anderson to complete this quiltshe states, “My entire life. “

Artistically quilted by Margie Kraft, 2013.

December 2013

Posted: December 6th 2013 - 10:15 AM

Sharon Riddleberger has been a member of the Desert Sage Quilters since 2002. After teaching school for 23 years, Sharon retired last year.  She has been married for 44 years and has three adult sons. The name of the quilt is “Grandmother’s Dream, A Floral Watercolor Quilt.”

 Sharon took a class from Kim Radabaugh in May with 12others. They traded fabric strips and each used the strips to created different colored blocks. Sharon finished this quilt the end of August 2013 and Kim Radabaugh quilted it for her.

October 2013

Posted: October 29th 2013 - 1:10 PM

Made by Joan Anderson

Quilted by Kay Anderson

 Joan Anderson started this quilt in 2003, during a Saturday class at Stitchin Time.  Unfortunately,it was put aside because of health issues. In 2011, she was determined to finish it. Her granddaughter offered design and color tips when she visited and Joan decided to save it for her wedding quilt.  Instead, when her granddaughter graduated in 2012, Joan gave it as a graduation present. It was made with two inch squares and half square triangles with machine and needle turn appliqué.

September 2013

Posted: September 5th 2013 - 4:13 PM

This quilt was created by sixteen women in the Twin Falls United Methodist Church for the 100 Year Centennial celebrated in 2005. It has photos of the stained glass windows in the church as well as photos of the original church built in 1905. In 2005, this quilt won first place ribbon at the Twin Falls County Fair. When not on display at the Twin Falls Public Library, this quilt hands in the Friendship Room at the Methodist Church where church friends meet for coffee after the Sunday service. 

May 2013

Posted: April 27th 2013 - 3:04 PM


This quilt is named “My Happy Quilt” because it is bright and cheery. I made this quilt in a class taught by Cathy Reitz at Stitch n’ Time to the Backroom Girls, a monthly group of women who wanted to learn what stitches their sewing machines could do. All the flowers are machine appliquĂ©d using new stitches and techniques and the backgrounds have also been done using decorative stitches.  The quilt pattern is called Stitchers Garden. It was pieced by me and machine quilted by Barbara Powers.

Quilt was made by Patricia Moss

March 2013

Posted: April 3rd 2013 - 3:42 PM

This is a story quilt called the Journey of the Corps of Discovery that in a small way recounts the journey of Lewis and Clark as they searched for a continuous water route across the continent. Each block tells something about the things they saw or experienced on their way up the Missouri to its headwaters, across Montana and Idaho where they discovered there was no continuous route. The center block represents their interaction with native Americans without whom they could not have survived especially in Idaho’s Rocky Mountains. They completed their trip to the Pacific Ocean traveling west on the Columbia River. After a vote by all members of the expedition, York and Sacagawea were included in the vote, they agreed to winter at Fort Clatsop. They returned the next spring carrying flora and fauna they had collected and maps they had made of the territory. The expedition took place from May 14, 1804 to September 23, 1806. I made this quilt 200 years later to commemorate their adventure.

Quilt made by Sue Pack

Started in 2004, completed in 2011

Quilted by Kay Anderson

January 2013

Posted: April 3rd 2013 - 3:41 PM

This quilt was hand quilted by Sharon Riddleberger, who has been quilting since 2001.  The quilt top was given to her by Mrs. Lloyd Gary. It is a Grandmother Flower quilt and was handmade. Sharon decided to finish the quilt with the help of Dixie Dixon and it was completed in August 2012.

December 2012

Posted: April 3rd 2013 - 3:39 PM

Christmas Quilt

Made By Debbie Klug

Debbie is a counselor at Kimberly High School who loves to quilt whenever she has a free minute. This quit is a row-by-row design by Thimbleberries. It was machine quilted by Tami Aufderheide, art teacher at Kimberley High.