Custer Piecemaker’s Quilt Guild Show


I went to South Dakota to see our DD a few weeks ago and, while she was working, I took myself to the Custer Piecemaker’s Quilt Guild show. Talking to a few of the members, I found out the guild has about 40 members and those members put on quite a show.

Just part Custer Piecemaker's Quilts of Valor

Just part Custer Piecemaker’s Quilts of Valor exhibit. Each quilt comes with a matching presentation case.

Custer Piecemaker’s are involved in their community and give to Quilts of Valor,  Kwiltz for Kids, and families in need. The Quilts of Valor exhibit occupied three or four exhibit walls and many of the quilts in the show were destined for Kwiltz for Kids. Impressive. The guild does a UFO challenge with extra points for categories like “My Baby is too old for a baby quilt”, “It’s not how I imagined it would be”, and “What the hell was I thinking” quilts. Hysterical!

I enjoyed the show with its blend of traditional and modern, pieced and applique, hand quilting and machine quilting. Everyone put up their best work.

“God, Home, Country” by Catherine Rosane, quilted by Lois Sietsma. Those red crosses on white just dance across the surface

“Bridge Friends” by Phyllis Terrall. A great color scheme log cabin made with one-inch strips. Impressive scale

“Rose Star Quilt” by Diane Hobbs. Entirely hand sewn this quilt was started in 1987. Great UFO finish reminiscent of the current EPP revival

“It’s a Jungle Out There” by Dania Phelps, quilted by Ann Powers. Fun fussy cutting and low volume prints made a cute quilt for a great nephew. Lucky boy

“Tumbling Blocks” by Linda Polito, quilted by Carol Roberts. The value range caught my attention

“My Chevron Charm Quilt” by Diane Hobbs. Great color play from a 5-inch charm square swap

Thank you, Custer Piecemaker’s, for a unexpected quilty event during my trip to South Dakota. Picking a favorite in each category was so hard! To finish up, here are some long shots from the show.




2 thoughts on “Custer Piecemaker’s Quilt Guild Show

  1. WOW – that radiating star quilt in your “long shots” picture. That would be fun with some super saturated modern colours.

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