Saturday, October 16, 2021

 


 BITS & PIECES 

Dedicated to Terry Lichtenfelt

 

 

Memory Cloth Circle

 

October 1 -31


Blue Bar Quilts

6333 University Ave

Middleton, WI

Donna Sereda-DeNovo (center embroidery by Terry Lichtenfelt) -- Welcome to Terryville

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.







 

Pamela Phillips Olson -- Dove

Dove

Pamela Phillips Olson



 

Nancy E. Schmitt -- Watchful Eyes

Watchful Eyes


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.



 

Suzy Roth -- Cherish the Snippets

Cherish the Snippets
Suzy Roth

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.



 



Pamela Phillips Olson -- Lion Woke














 

Terry Lichtenfeld (top,) Karin Hanson (finishing) -- Last Quilt for the Healing House

Last Quilt for the Healing House 
Terry Lichtenfeld (top,) Karin Hanson (finishing)

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.