Metro Quilt Expo 2022 Highlights #4

A weekly selection of some of the gorgeous quilts which were on display at the 2022 Metro Quilt Expo. this week, A weekly selection of some of the gorgeous quilts which were on display at the 2022 Metro Quilt Expo. This week, quilts with a story.

Title: Healing With Tula

Artist: Charlotte Sather
Quilted By: Martha Downs
Pattern Source: Tula Pink’s City Sampler 100 Modern Quilt Blocks

“Healing with Tula was started after my mother passed away from breast cancer. I was exhausted, overwhelmed and so very sad. My mother taught me how to sew; quilting was and continues to be a connection to my lovely mother I collected Tula Pink fabric for a few years, but was afraid to cut into it. I found an Instagram challenge and that inspired me to make a block a day for 100 days. Making this quilt enabled me to take time for myself and sew one block everyday and slowly heal my heart. Sewing truly does heal the soul.”
Title: Healing With Tula (detail)
Title: String Theory

Artist: Elaine Keller
Quilted By: Self
Pattern Source: Traditional Block Originial Adaption

“I don’t understand the string theory defined by physics. My string theory relates to all the pieces of fabric we deem unusable and we throw out What would our ancestors think of our wastefulness? This quilt top is made with long narrow and small pieces of fabric that would have gone into the landfill. A “don’t waste” string theory. “
Title: String Theory (detail)
Title: Garden Planet

Artist: Elaine Keller
Quilted By: Stephanie Lacher
Pattern Source: Better Homes & Garden’s Scrappy Quilts Book

“I love batiks and have been collecting them for years. I decided it was time to make a quilt. This scrappy quilt pattern I found was perfect to showcase the batik fabrics.”
Title: Garden Planet (detail)
Title: Hope Is Free

Artist: Renae Gabel
Quilted By: Candy Glander
Pattern Source: Original Design

“My oldest son, Bryan was an electrical lineman. He was diagnosed with lung cancer on Christmas Eve in 2012. He battled cancer for 7 years. The quilt squares are made from his work shirts and T-shirts he got at various cancer benefits. He was an inspiration to all with his courage and faith. He never gave up hope. This is my own design making this quilt. Sadly, Bryan passed away January 1st 2020.”
Title: Hope Is Free (detail)