Quilt Study 2018

The Biennial Quilt Studies have become a popular part of the American Quilt Study Group’s activities. Participation is a voluntary undertaking by AQSG members. Responding to a selected theme, a quilt is created which is copied from, or inspired by, an existing antique quilt. Each participant is asked to provide an image of their inspiration and write a statement about what was learned through the process of creating their own quilt.

The 2018 Quilt Study theme was 200 Years of Solid Color Quilts: Cultural and Regional Distinctions, 1800-2000. For the purpose of this quilt study the inspiration quilt did need not be American and did not have to be an antique as the study covered 200 years of quilting. It was up to each participant to determine their own construction methods for their projects based upon information available about the original quilt. The Study Quilts were limited to a 200” perimeter.


By: Florence McConnell
Walnut Creek, California

Modern Feathers

By: Cathy Erickson
Washougal, Washington

An American Beauty

By: Sandy Sutton
Huntington Beach, California

We Love You, Mary G!

By: Marti Phelps
Prince Frederick, Maryland

While We Wait

By: Millie Kehrli
Johnston, Iowa

A Light Frost

By: Gale Slagle
Irvine, California

Mennonite Irish Chain

By: Jennifer Perkins
Harlan, Iowa

Lillian’s Star

By: Melanie Wilson Poston
Charleston, South Carolina

Indigo Challenge

By: Xenia Cord
Kokomo, Indiana

Album Tribute

By: Peggy Norris
Elmwood Park, New Jersey

Grace’s Favorite China Pattern

By: Phyllis Stewart
Castle Rock, Colorado

Amish Center Diamond

By: Meta Van Nostran
Athens, Ohio

Love Birds

By: Lorna Cordrey
Orange, California

Modern Snowball

By: Anita Loscalzo
Dover, Massachusetts

Hawaiian Hanaii

By: Pam Pampe
Winchester, Virginia

Tobacco Leaf

By: Madge Ziegler
Newark, Delaware

Grand-baby Wave

By: Bennett Lee Ellsworth
North East, Pennsylvania

Patriotic Shield

By: Joanne Florence
Mission Viego, California

Bleeding Hearts

By: Kay Ross
Long Beach, California

Sunburst Variation

By: Sandra Brothers
Spencerville, Indiana

Princess Feather

By: Judith Thompson
Wenonah, New Jersey

Allen Memorial Church Quilt

By: Patt Seitas
San Diego, California

Sawtooth Diamond with Floral Appliqué

By: Joy Swartz
Prescott, Arizona

1800s Lollypop Basket

By: Cindy Hart Crowell
Seal Beach, California

1856 Huguenot Friendship Quilt Revisited

By: Kay Triplett
Golden, Colorado

Pineapple Log Cabin

By: Joan Duncan
Golden, Colorado

Worcester Beauty Blessings

By: Kay Butler
Denton, Maryland
Kelly Kout
Bowie, Maryland

Wagon Wheels

By: Barb Vedder
Madison, Connecticut

Memorial Star Quilt

By: Mary Reecy Fitzgerald
Dell Rapids, South Dakota

Remnants of War

By: Nancy Ostman
Groton, New York

Old Quilt,
Modern Look

By: Mickey Beebe
Santa Cruz, California

Perfect is Not Essential

By: Gloria Comstock
McGaheysville, Virginia

Crown Flowers for Queen Lili’uokalani

By: Dale Drake
Martinsville, Indiana

A Vermont Mill Wheel

By: Patricia Rennau
North Fayston, Vermont

Rising Sun

By: Susan Price Miller
Louisville, Kentucky

Polyester Double Knit Bow Tie

By: Gail Van Horsen
Sequim, Washington

Twinkling Amish Stars

By: Kathy Anderson
White Salmon, Washington

My Beloved
Hawaiian Flag

By: Pamela Lindsay
Santa Paula, California

In Gina’s Footsteps

By: Dana Jones
Gilpin County, Colorado

Squares in a Star

By: Donna Starley
Fillmore, Utah

Jazzy Yellow Checkerboard

By: Cynthia Nanto
Hollis, New Hampshire

Hidden Treasures, Modern Lilies

By: Sandra Starley
Fillmore, Utah

Economy Patch

By: Bonnie Dwyer
Manchester, Maine

Wooly Mammoth

By: Wendy Canton Reed
Bath, Maine
Laureen LaBar
Richmond, Maine

Tivaevae – 50 Years and 5600 Miles Removed

By: Rägi Marino
Cedar Hill, Texas