Itty Bitty Auction

In June of 2009 the Endowment Committee proposed an Itty Bitty Challenge and Fundraiser. AQSG members and friends participated by making a 4" (finished) block that was an Itty Bitty version of a larger block pattern.  The blocks could be pieced, appliquéd, or embroidered and worked by hand or machine.  Completed blocks were set to AQSG with a $5 donation per block. Members of the Endowment committee used the blocks to make wall quilts.

The “unfinished” quilt tops were displayed at Seminar 2009 in San Jose, California. Bonnie Dwyer organized an eBay auction of the “finished” quilts that December.  Images of the finished quilts from the popular Itty Bitty Quilt Challenge may be seen below.

4th of July Memories

Proudly celebrating our country’s birthday. 16″ x 16″. Constructed and machine quilted by Jayne Steffens.
Winner: Ruth Lind

Autumn Glow

Mostly 19th Century reproduction fabrics in autumn colors. 18″ x 18″. Constructed and machine quilted by Jayne Steffens.
Winner: Terri Ellis

Banister Hall Tulips

Spring strolls and picnics amid the tulips at Bannister Hall. 17″ x 17″. Constructed by Sally Ambrose, machine quilted by Janice Bender.
Winner: Maureen Gavaghan Craig

Stars & Stripes

Wowza! A 4 inch Feathered Star in the center! 18″ x 18″. Constructed by Greta Van den Berg Nestle, machine quilted by Janice Bender.
Winner: Sally Ambrose

Love Me Tender!

It isn’t Elvis, but look for AQSG quilted into the heart! 20″ x 20″. Constructed and hand quilted by Xenia Cord.
Winner: Patty Andrews

Redwork Pizazz

Traditional redwork designs, hand embroidered. 20″ x 20″. Constructed by Beryl Bland & Sally Ambrose, machine quilted by Janice Bender
Winner: Kristi Ellison Jalics

United Stars

Standing together in support of AQSG. 19.5″ x 19.5″. Constructed by Xenia Cord, machine quilted by Greta Van Den Berg-Nestle.
Winner: Karen Alexander

Yes We Can (Quilt)

And that says it all! 19″ x 19″. Constructed by Xenia Cord, hand quilted by Linda Pumphrey.
Winner: Mary Persyn

Shades of Victoria

Victorian soft and gentle. Machine quilted. 16.5″ x 16.5″. Constructed and quilted by Jayne Steffens.

Going for the Gold

Thar’s gold a-waitin’in the AQSG hills. 17.5″ x 17.5″. Constructed by Xenia Cord, hand quilted by Linda Pumphrey.
Winner: Amy Korn

Krazy Kitten Kapers

Sleeping, playing, looking out the window, kitties have attitude. 19″ x 19″. Constructed by Sally Ambrose, machine quilted by Janice Bender.
Winner: Sally Ambrose

Must Love Cheddar

Can you say ‘East of the Susquehanna’? 19″ x 19″. Constructed by Xenia Cord, machine quilted by Greta Van Den Berg-Nestle.
Winner: Mary Persyn

Quilt Galaxy

A cosmic adventure into the depths of AQSG. 19.5″ x 19.5″. Constructed by Xenia Cord, machine quilted by Greta Van Den Berg-Nestle.
Winner: Patty Andrews

Spring Blooms

Mary, Mary, how does your appliqué garden grow? 18″ x 18″. Hand appliqué; constructed by Xenia Cord, hand quilted by Mary Pumphrey.
Winner: Sally Ambrose

Star Spangled Baskets

Stand up and cheer this happy quilt! 21″ x 21″. Constructed by Xenia Cord, hand quilted by Lisa Erlandson.
Winner: Carol Miller

Chianti, Shiraz and Cabernet

Bird on a branch what do you see? A summer wine sampler waiting for me. 18″ x 18″. Constructed by Sally Ambrose, machine quilted by Janice Bender.
Winner: Patty Andrews

Chocolate Covered Cherries

Brach’s may have discontinued this treat, but the memory lives on! 16.5″ x 16.5″. Constructed and hand quilted by Xenia Cord.
Winner: Deb Roberts

Itty Bit of Amish

The Electric Amish have nothin’ on us! 17″ x 24″. Constructed by Ruthann Fennell, hand quilted by Pam Pampe.
Winner: Sally Ambrose

Strawberries Dipped in Chocolate

This quilt reminds us of strawberries, chocolate and champagne. But where’s the champagne? 18″ x 22.5″. Constructed by Sally Ambrose, machine quilted by Janice Bender.
Winner: Molly Butler

Baby’s Day

A miniaturized version of a 1930s series kit. 20″ x 26″. Hand embroidered and hand quilted by Xenia Cord.
Winner: Julia Zgliniec

Redwork & Pinwheels

Who doesn’t like redwork and pinwheels. 15″ x 19″. Hand embroidered by Cotton Club group, constructed and quilted by Sally Ambrose.
Winner: Gail Bakkom

Who’ll Get the Worm

Hey, move over, there are enough worms for all. 15.5″ x 19.5″. Hand embroidered by Cotton Club group, constructed by Sally Ambrose, hand quilted by Beryl Bland.
Winner: Kathleen Coogan Noel

A Great Big Thanks to our Members and Friends who contributed to the 2009 Itty Bitty Block Challenge for the Endowment Fund:

Claire Alexander
Sally Ambrose
Suzanne Antippas
Joanna Baxter
Carol G. Bikofsky
Beverly H. Birkmire
Barbara Brackman
Sandra J. Brothers
Judy J. Brott Buss
June Brott
Hazel Carter
Lucinda R. Cawley
Lynda Salter Chenoweth
Marjorie Childers
Phyllis Chirgotis
Xenia Cord
Alice Kaaren Courtney
Lenna DeMarco
Dale Drake
Stephanie A. Drake
Beverly Dunivent
Janette Dwyer
Georgann H. Eglinski
Charlotte Enfield
Naomi England
Ruthann Fennell
Mary R. Fitzgerald
Elaine S. Fugate
Michael D. Furgurson Jr.
Virginia L. Guaraldi
Dawn Heefner
Ann F. Kimble
Alice Kinsler
Linda Koenig
Amy O. Korn
Lillian Leonard
Penny Leveen
Diane Livezey
Carol E. Loessel
Sharon L. Mareska
Marjorie L. Marshall
Carolyn Maruggi
Judy Mathieson
Susan Price Miller
Kathy Moore
Olde Kent Towne Quilters
Ruth S. Pedigo
Ann Pietropinto
Julie Powell
Mary Ann Prenatt
Lavanche Rhodes
Garnet L. Roesel
Judith A. Ryder
Didi Salvatierra
Marilyn Sholtis
Donna Skvarla
Jayne A. Steffens
Rosa Strickland
Kathlyn Sullivan
Joy Swartz
Sandra Trakat
Greta Van Den Berg-Nestle
Judith A. Vertikoff
Janet J. White
Linda J. Wilkinson
Dorothy M. Zagar