The Christmas “One”Quilt
A collaborative quilt made by The All Star Quilters’ Guild 2019-2021.
This special quilt was the brainchild of Ellen Cannon and Pat D’Elia. We were discussing a potential Ways and Means project and since the previous “One”quilt had been such a success, we thought another in a Christmas theme would be popular and bring in a nice sum at a raffle. Pat found a pattern and a fat quarter bundle and the project started taking shape. Many people made this quilt possible and below you will see just how many hands took part. It turned out extremely well and we are both quite proud of the results.
The pattern comes from Lori Holt’s book “Vintage Christmas”.
The fabric collection that is predominant in the quilt is “Poinsettia and Pine” by Maywood Studios.
Sunnie Malesky adapted some of the block patterns from the book to make them more accessible to our group.
Pat D’Elia and Mindy Ashby donated fabrics.
Shirley Simmons donated the batting.
Pat and Mindy made up kits for the blocks.
Linda Wilson and Susan Sharpe distributed the blocks.
Ellen Cannon made the sashing strips.
Pat and Sherry Verell did the layout and sewed the quilt top together.
Pat added the borders.
Delia Bright did a beautiful job of custom quilting the quilt and gave the guild a discount for her services.
Mary Anne Dennis, the expert quilt binder, applied the binding .
Vicki Zoller designed and applied the label.
June Daniels affixed the sleeve.
Karol Blomgren , Jill Kelly and Ellen Cannon handled the raffle.
The following All Stars members made blocks:
Shirley Jones Sharon Walser Ellen Ford
Linda Wilson Barbara Nichols Toni Anweiler
Sherry Verell Marsha Bookstaver Pris Roehm
Patsy Kern C.J. Clark Jill Kelly
Fran Flowers Kathi Thompson Lynne McCrork
Donna Caldarise Joanne Herman Cyndie Campbell
Susan Sharpe Linda Marsh Pat D’Elia
Laura Rowe Mindy Ashby Ellen Cannon
Carol Vonderheide Beverly Roux Judy Cwalina
Sondie Frus Betty Ann Agnew Mary Anne Dennis
Trish Egbert Adriane Elwood Sandra Kaye
Elaine Brett Kathy Rutherford Pat Hemsley
Karol Blomgren Donna Nicklis Sandy Onsager
Truly a group effort and a labor of love. The recipient holds a tangible piece of guild history. This quilt began when Pat D’Elia was the Ways and Means chair and was finished when Ellen Cannon held that position. It came about during the Covid 19 pandemic and took much longer than expected because of it. Please enjoy it and pass its story on.