Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Meet Sue

I am trying out a new feature on the blog and thought it would be fun if I "showcased" a few of the quilters who have worked hard all year sewing the quilts from our year-long challenge to make one quilt a month. (Just in case there are some of you who thought it couldn't be done, LOL.)
Meet Sue Bennett.  Sue is in my Yahoo Small Quilt group and has made all of the quilts from the challenge so far. She sent me photos and I knew you would really get a kick out of seeing her versions of some of the quilts from my books. I love them all and can't seem to pick a favorite . . . . Which one do YOU like best?
January's quilt
February's quilt.
Sue lives in Wytheville, Virginia, with her husband Charlie and miniature schnauzer Zoey B and has been quilting for over 30 years.
Quilt for March

Sue claims she has no special talents, but I beg to disagree! Aren't these great? She loves reproduction fabrics and certainly has a talent for putting her fabrics together so nicely.
Sue has 2 sons and one grandson, Emory, and another grandchild on the way, due in April.
She tells me she's always made large quilts (including those for Quilts of Valor and quilts for cancer patients) and has only been making small quilts for about a year and a half. They total 34. Wow, that's a lot more than one quilt a month, Sue.
Isn't this fabulous? Sue, you did it so far - Congratulations! I have no doubt you will finish next month's quilt too. We're all very proud of you and loved seeing your quilts. I hope you had fun with the challenges this year and continue to make these small treasures for yourself and to give away to your sisters and friends. Sue's perseverance and determination to make one quilt every month is truly inspiring. I hope some of you have become inspired by seeing her collection too. I'm so glad I encouraged this challenge with the idea of a specific quilt every month and nagged all of you to death, LOL.

Take a look at the archives on this blog beginning in January or the individual challenge files in my Yahoo group if you're interested in doing your own small quilt challenge. There's still time to get them all done before 2013 begins. (No, there's really not. But who am I to discourage you? )


Sue said...

Sue has done a great in keeping up and getting these done. They are truly lovely!

sandi s said...

They are all wonderful.

Renate said...

Sue, Congratulation, your quilts look so beautiful!

edie said...

WOW! Good work, Sue. You SURE DO have special talent. Way to go, Sue!

Jean Belle said...

Beautiful quilts! But I'd also like to compliment Sue on the photography. The settings and props really let each quilt shine.

Christine said...

Lovely work! The color choices are great. I especially like the second one. I am envious of Sue's dedication to completion. I started off great and did okay until a graduation, wedding and moving got in the way. LOL Maybe next time.

Nancy said...

I cannot pick a favorite...her work is impeccable and color choices amazing! I will definitely use her works in helping me chose my fabrics. I do have a very nice CW stash to chose from too.
Am looking forward to seeing more from other gals who were dedicated enough to stay up with you; as I was NOT one of them.

Leeanne said...

Wow!! Sue's has been busy making some wonderful treasures.

Kindred Quilts said...

Thank you for sharing Sue's monthly quilts. They are all very lovely... lots of inspiration for those of us who regret not participating.

Julianne said...

I like February, April and October! Very pretty, nice job!!

marijke's crea said...

Wauw what a beautiful quilts in love with the october quilt, what a beautiful colours!
groetjes van Marijke

Liz B. said...

They are all lovely, and beautifully photographed. Congratulations.

Damenana said...

Oh that's à very good idea
And i love

Jenny from Bristol UK said...

It's a lovely way to meet some of the members of small quilts and also their quilts! Thank you Kathy for thinking of this idea.

Ada said...

They are all so nice! A challenge is a good idea to get things done, I guess.

Anonymous said...

very cool idea. I really like June.

Kristy said...

Congrats to Sue...Job well done. I kept trying to pick a favorite, because that is what I do, and I think I finally settled on August. I realized it is not so much the pattern but the fabric choices that attracted me to that one. Kathy thank you for hosting this project...great idea. I am hoping more quilters send you pictures to share with us. Kristy in Ohio

kelley said...

Another great idea Kathy...love seeing quilters and their small quilt collections...Sue has made so many lovely quilts...September is my favorite...or August...it's hard to choose just one...

marian said...

What a pleasure to meet Sue and see all her delightful quilts again!!
It's difficult to choose a fave quilt, but i'm leaning towards the October Hexie..it's gorgeous!!
Thanks for sharing :)))

Sarah said...

The quilts are gorgeous and I can't pick a favorite myself. My schedule was busy this year so I only made four but I had a great time doing it and seeing all the color combinations.

Susan M said...

So nice to meet Sue through your blog Kathy. She has a great sense of color making it hard to choose a favorite. If I have to choose it is a tie for January and February. Congratulations on meeting the challenge Sue! Susan M

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Sue's quilts are all adorable and photographed so nicely! Congrats on getting them all finished--great job!

Shasta Matova said...

They are all so beautiful! And the photography is wonderful - so nicely presented. Now I am kicking myself for not making more. I need to make some more to catch up!

Jean in West Virginia said...

Sue, this is your sister Jean.
Now you know my work doesn't
compair to yours but I love every
one of you little quilts and think
what you have done is fantastic.
I especially love the ones you gave
to ME and enjoyed all the pictures you
sent me along the way. Way to go, great
job and I'm not just saying that.
Love to you. Sis #3

Mary said...

Wow! What a treat, Kathy AND Sue! What a fabulous job, and I love the stairway wall of quilts. We're so hoping you'll join us at JoJos Quilt Shop soon! Not only are the quilts adorable, but I love how you styled them for the photos. Great job!

SueB said...

I want to take the tome to thank Kathy for picking me to be the first quilter that she posted on her blog. thank you Kathy for all the kind words about my quilts.
I also want to thank everyone who took the time to post kind words about me and my quilts. I enjoy following along each month to see what Kathy has picked out for us to make.. Thank you Kathy for doing this.

Anonymous said...

Bravo a sue tous ses quilts sont realises dans des teintes que j aime enormement!
Merci a katleen pour ces magnifiques modeles
Sophie P

Marga (MarPie) said...

Great job Sue has done so far my favorite is the one from may.
I am a starkind of a girl. Thanks for showing them all to us.

Kind regards from Holland,


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