Piecemakers Calendar Quilt Gallery

We are honored to be able to share quilts constructed by all of you who have created your own version of the Times and Seasons Calendar quilts and other Piecemakers patterns.

If you would like to have your quilt or wallhanging displayed in the "gallery", just email the picture to <mail@piecemakers.com> or send a photograph to Piecemakers, 1720 Adams Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, Attn: Art Dept. Please include any special stories about the making of your quilt, prizes it won or any other information that is important to you.

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2002 Times and Seasons Quilt
Made by
Shirley Tchou - Pepper Pike, Ohio
Shirley wrote, "After finishing the blocks for the 2002 Times and Seasons Quilt, I realized I did not want to crazy quilt the background as the pattern called for so decided to design my own background for the blocks and this is the result. The quilting entails a lot of animals and birds
in the background tree branches which can't be seen very well in this picture.
This quilt won Best of Show at the local Lake Farmpark Quilt Show."


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2001 Times and Seasons Quilt
Made by
Backroad Quilters of West Gardiner, Maine (13 of the members)
"These women accepted a challenge to make this Crazy Quilt from Piecemakers' 2001 Times and Seasons Calendar. For some, the random placement of scraps in various sizes, colors and fabrics was a new experience. For others, it was a pleasure to build on those simple stitches learned in our childhood and achieve the detailed and intricate embroidery decorating the patches. For all, learning the technique of creating silk ribbon flowers was the biggest challenge."

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2013 (top) and 2006 (bottom) Times and Seasons Quilts
Made by
Heather Grover - Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
Piecemakers Note: Heather has a wonderful shop/studio named "Heather's Quilting Palette"
and you can see it online at:  http://www.heathersquilting.ca/

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2002 Times and Seasons Quilt
Made by
Jean Gingrich, Judith Lipski, Theresa Prill and Martha Thuemmel
"We met every Monday since last Jan to work on this quilt....we enjoyed working on it during the week and coming together each Monday to see what the others were doing....we helped and challenged each other as we each learned new skills."

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2003 Times and Seasons Quilt
Made by
Jan Zimmerman - Wichita, Kansas
"This is the 2003 Times and Seasons Quilt. I just finished it for my step-son's wedding in September. I plan to enter it in a few shows and he will get the quilt in a year. My name is Jan Zimmerman and I live in Wichita, Kansas.The quilt was hand appliqued by me and machine quilted by Jan Hutchisin." (Jan is entering her 2003 quilt in the AQS show in Lancaster, 2014.)

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2000 Times and Seasons Quilt
Made by
Marian Woods - Baytown, Texas
"Here is my version of 2000 Times and Seasons Train Quilt. It was lots of fun to make."

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2012 Times and Seasons Quilt
Made by
Jenny Cantrill - Mollymook, New South Wales, Australia
"Last year my friend, Carolyn Larsen gave me your calendar as a present. I loved it and as our family was having our first big Christmas together for many years I decided to make the quilt as an Advent Calendar to celebrate our time together. I finished it! Lots of work, lots of fun. As I hope you can see I have altered a few blocks to give them an Australian flavour, so Santa is surfing ( after Christmas, of course!) and instead of reindeer we have six white kangaroos. This is for a song by Rolf Harris, an Australian Singer who wrote, 'Six White Boomers' - another name for kangaroos!  Where Santa is climbing down the chimney, I included Australian animals and birds and where you had an orphanage, I didn't feel happy about that so I made him a farmer with two calves... Thank you so much for your lovely inspiration."

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2013 Times and Seasons Quilt
Made by
Betty Crawford - Texas City, Texas
Betty has made several of Piecemakers' calendar quilts and she says,
"This quilt was the most enjoyable." (Click on the quilt to see a close-up.)

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2002 Times and Seasons Quilt
Made by
Brenda Morton - Bunker, Missouri
1st Place Winner at the Missouri State Fair 2012
"I was unfamiliar with your Times and Seasons projects until I got this calendar from a quilter friend who decided she was never going to get it made. I enjoyed the whole process of finding fabrics, embellishing the crazy quilt blocks, and occasionally adding my own spin on your very good patterns. Thank you for adding to the joy of quilting for a great many fellow quilters!"

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2003 Times and Seasons Quilt
Made by
Dinah Miller's Quilt Guild (quilted by Dinah) - New Salem, Indiana
"Our guild made this quilt as a group project and I was lucky enough to be asked to quilt it. I am attaching a photo to this email for you to see our beautiful piece! I have entered this
quilt and been accepted into the AQS show.
It is a beautiful quilt and has brought joy to so many that have seen it!  Thank you for the work that you do and the patterns you share. Our guild has always oohed and aaahed when a Piecemakers quilt is shown in "Show and Tell" by someone."

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2003 Times and Seasons Quilt
Made by
Bev Brummond - South Sioux City, Nebraska
"My version of your fantastic pattern. Finally, It's done!!"

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2005 Times and Seasons Quilt
Made by
Carol Cox - Port Saint Lucie, Florida
"I adapted the pattern and included my family in the people of the quilt. My mother, who passed in 1993, was the lady being baptised and all the family was gathered to watch. My grandchildren were the kids. I won an honorable mention in the Kirksville, MO 2007 quilt show and a second place in the Port St. Lucie show in 2008. It still hangs in my living room and I recieve many compliments on the quilt. Thanks for allowing me to share."

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1999 Times and Seasons Quilt
Made by
Rachel De Bruyne - Ontario, Canada
"Thank you so much for your permission to show one of your patterns (1999 Times and Seasons) in the Canadian Quilt Show that was held in London recently. I won 1st place in Traditional Pattern for Excellence in Workmanship - Applique. Another one of your patterns won a Best of Show for me in The Chatham Kent Quilters' Guild 2007 show."

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2003 Times and Seasons Quilt
Made by
Rhoda Shirley - Fairfield, Pennsylvania
"My "Barn Quilt" was awarded 1st place at the 2010 York, PA Quilt Show and was also the "Viewer's Choice" at the same show." (Rhoda's beautiful 2000 Times and Seasons quilt is pictured further down in our gallery.)

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2003 Times and Seasons Quilt
Made by
Sue Kern - Diamond Bar, California
Sue brought her finished quilt to Piecemakers and we were able to get a picture of it while all the Piecemakers were admiring it! Sue machine appliqued her blocks and machine quilted the top. We were impressed with the changes she made on the blocks to personalize her quilt.

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Piecemakers 2009 quilt by Christine Portland

2009 Times and Seasons Quilt
Made by
Christine Portland - Keizer, Oregon
"To everyone at Piecemakers, thank you. The Out of the Darkness quilt project was a delightful prayer to God. This picture is taken at Quiltopica, Greenbaum's 3rd annual quilt show in Salem, Oregon. This quilt won the Viewer's Choice award on day 2."

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2000 and 2003 Times and Seasons Quilts
Made by
Shirley Thomas - Waikanae, New Zealand
"These are photos of my two quilts made earlier from your calendars several years ago.
The train one is in a local exhibition, and is getting a lot of attention which is very pleasing. "


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2000 Times and Seasons Quilt
Made by
Ellen Kay - Dayton, Ohio
"I finally finished the trains quilt and I love it. I loved doing it. I also finished the barns quilt but have not yet quilted it. Thanks so much for printing the train images for me several years ago."

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Piecemakers 1999 Times and Seasons quilt

1999 Times and Seasons Quilt
Made by
Susan Kraterfield - Roanoke, Virginia
"I redrafted this in EQ5 to be large enough for a queen size bed. Picking fabrics was a lot of fun; but appliqueing buildings was tedious. I was much happier doing the more organic shapes - animals and trees. The silk ribbon embroidery was new for me; the flowers came out quite well." Susan won several ribbons for this quilt - 2005 Salem VA Fair: Best in Show, Director's Award, Champion; Mountain Comforts XVII in Ferrum VA: Best in Show and Viewers' Choice; 2005 Floyd VA Guild Show: Honorable Mention. Congratulations, Susan!

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Corky Linscott's 2001 Piecemakers Calendar Quilt

2001 Times and Seasons Quilt
Made by
Corrine "Corky" Linscott - Orange City, Florida
Her friend Patty sent us the photo of Corky and her quilt, and wrote, "Corky's full name is Corrine Linscott, but I have never heard anyone call her "Corrine," only "Corky." I did call her and read your very nice note to her. She was absolutely thrilled that you were impressed with her quilt and said that she feels very "humbled"... Thanks again for making Corky so happy."
(Click on quilt to see some closeups of her blocks.)

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Barbara Green's 2005 Piecemakers Calendar Quilt

2005 Times and Seasons Quilt
Made by
Barbara Green - Paducah, Kentucky
She wrote, "I have made several of your wonderful calendar patterns - the Lighthouses, the Trains, and now the Churches in the Wilderness, and I really enjoy doing them. As you can see, I have adapted it to flow through the seasons of the year starting with January and ending with December. The first quilt show I want to enter it in is the Mountainfest Quilt Show in Pigeon Forge, TN, held March 6th thru 10th.  I will let you know if it places. Also, I need to tell you that I needleturn appliqued the quilt, and it was longarm quilted by Pam Heavrin of Paducah, KY."

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Barbara Nieland and her quilts

In Honor of a Beautiful Quilter - Barbara Nieland
Letter below is from her husband, Cyril

"To the Ladies of Piecemakers: I asked my daughter to type this letter of thanks to let you know just how much I appreciate your kindness at this difficult time. Losing my beautiful Barbara after 61 years of marriage has been quite difficult.
I also want you to know that she thoroughly enjoyed your calendar quilts and was always looking forward to the next years. She was so excited to be able to come from Iowa just to visit your store and meet all of you. She talked about that trip a lot during her remaining two years. She was a master quilter and wonderful faith filled woman." [Remainder of letter]

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rug hooking design from 2005 Times and Seasons quilt

Rug Hooking Design created from the
2005 Times and Seasons Quilt
Made by
Robin Venters
She wrote, "I had a really good time making this rug. It's very heavy."

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Joyce Burry's 2009 quilt

2009 Times and Seasons Quilt
Made by
Joyce Burry - Clovis, California
Joyce has made two 2009 calendar quilts!

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Pat Cicogna's 2008 quilt

2008 Times and Seasons Quilt
Made by
Pat Cicogna - Sanford, North Carolina


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Piecemakers 2000 Calendar quilt

2000 Times and Seasons Quilt
Made by
Liz Robitaille, Betty Lafferty, Shirley LaCarte, Marcia Morris, Liz Wreggitt - Canada

"Englehart, Ontario, Canada is a small Northern community just having celebrated our 100th birthday in Aug 2008. This quilt tells the story of our past 100 years. Railroading ,agriculture, farming, forestry, and mining. June 2008 our Train Quilt was donated to Ontario Northland Railway - it now hangs in the Passenger Service Ticket Office in Englehart for the public to view"



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Elizabeth Gardiner 1997 quilt

Elizabeth Gardiner 1999 quilt
1997 and 1999 (top half) Times and Seasons Quilts
Made by
Elizabeth Gardiner - Canada

l have also done 1997 and 1999 quilts and have won several ribbons on them,  l am very happy with your patterns so l just  thought you would like to know. l do have others but just
not enough time. Thank You again.


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Annie Koomen quilt

2000 Times and Seasons Quilt
Made by
Rhoda Shirley - Fairfield, Pennsylvania


Says her husband, Tom: "Rhoda completed this very complex and intricate quilt on December 29, 2007, after hundreds of hours' effort over several months. Rhoda entered her "Times and Seasons Quilt" in the York (Pennsylvania) Quilters' Guild Celebration of Quilts, exhibition of 2008, winning two prizes: Third Place and Viewers' Choice."



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Annie Koomen quilt

2000 Times and Seasons Quilt
Made by
Annie Koomen - The Netherlands



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2002 quilt

2002 Times and Seasons Quilt
Made by
Marlene Cameron - Cultus Lake, British Columbia, Canada

"
I fell in love with the 2002 Piecemakers Calendar quilt when I saw it made up and displayed in a booth at Puyallup Sewing Expo. Last year my granddaughter asked me to make her a quilt. I showed her a lot of patterns but... the 2002 quilt was the one she wanted me to make. This quilt was a challenge but the instructions were very good."

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1999 Times and Seasons Quilt
Made by
Diane Davis - Clear Lake, Iowa



2003 Times and Seasons Quilt
Made by
Diane Davis - Clear Lake, Iowa

"
The Light houses I completed a few years ago. The Barns is the second of three
that I'm making all alike at the same time. "

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2003 Times and Seasons Quilt
Made by
Anne Box - Cobden Victoria, Australia

"
I usually give most of my quilts as gifts, but when my daughters asked who I was giving this quilt to, I said it would be their inheritance as I could not part with it. Thank you for the beautiful design and I hope you continue to challenge quilters world wide. God bless you."

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Betty Romer 1999

1999 Times and Seasons Quilt
Made by
Betty Romer - Florida, New York

Betty Romer 2002

2002 Times and Seasons Quilt
Made by
Betty Romer - Florida, New York

"
I've enclosed a couple pictures of quilts I've made. My favorite is the 2003 Farms [not pictured]. I love it. I just finished the 2006 quilt and I'm ready to start another."

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