BITS & PIECES
Dedicated to Terry Lichtenfelt
Memory Cloth Circle
October 1 -31
Blue Bar Quilts
6333 University Ave
Welcome to Terryville
Donna Sereda-DeNovo (center embroidery by Terry Lichtenfelt)
Materials: Cotton fabric, plastic buttons, metallic threads, cotton embroidery floss and perle cotton, woven ribbon trims (synthetic fibers), wood hanger, nylon tulle, woven cotton belt
The central embroidered square in this piece, along with most of the woven ribbon trims and all the buttons, were items that Terry gave away at the last Memory Cloth Circle meeting she was able to attend.
Typical Terry. Generous, creative, colorful, happy, determined, fearless. I felt close to her during the making of it.
This piece is dedicated to the memory and spirit of my friend, who was something wonderful.
Nancy E. Schmitt
Materials: African wax prints, satin, glass beads
My friend Terry was partial to bright colors and collected African wax prints. She made a bed-sized quilt for her son with a simple, large half-square triangle pattern to highlight these special fabrics.
Half of the square was made in the same dark blue fabric as the background allowing these bold and colorful print triangles to dance across her quilt. The two print rectangles in my piece are scraps from that quilt.
They remind me of the watchful eyes of exotic birds. Sometimes, it’s all about a beautiful print.
Materials: vintage linen doily, cotton fabric, vintage trim, wood beads, carved mother of pearl buttons
Terry made this turquoise flower focal point. I have treasured it since she gave it to me and wanted to honor our friendship by using it in this piece.
Terry taught me how to make English paper pieced hexagon flowers. So far, I have sewn 50 of my own to be used in a future quilt. I will always associate hexagon flowers with Terry.
Materials- cotton fabric, flannel, thread, LOVE!
Terry began contributing her quilts to Madison's Healing House as soon as she heard about the project. (The Healing House is a respite center near Camp Randall Stadium for unhoused kids recovering from surgery and expectant moms needing bedrest and shelter post delivery.)
Terry's eye for color certainly cheered the lives of many and inspired her "sister-artists" to do the same for the Healing House.
The quilt will be taken to the Healing House after the exhibit for a child to be blessed by Terry's generosity.