Wool Quilt in MN

Mary Chalmers's Wool Quilt

Well we have our first day in, in St. Cloud MN.  I did not get to see all of the quilts yet, but in the room were are in this was my favorite.  It is all wool.  It looks like mostly recycled wools from clothing scraps.  The quilt was embroidered heavily with perle cottons.  Great Job Mary!   She states she got the inspiration from a quilt in a magazine from 1988.  She later was in our booth buying hand dyed perle cottons…What do you think she is going to do with those now????  Below is a close up of the quilt.  As we were going to dinner tonight there were tornado warnings…then came the rain.   We managed to stay pretty dry.  I had almond crusted walleye at the White Horse Inn downtown.  It was to die for and I almost ate the whole thing…we are sewing now and the sun is shining with a fat rainbow forming outside our 5th story hotel room…all for now…LB

close up of one block and the border...

17 Responses to “Wool Quilt in MN”

  1. 1 Nancy Dey
    June 18, 2010 at 10:19 am

    Such talent, what an absolutely beautiful quilt…it must weigh a ton:)

  2. 2 Deb
    June 18, 2010 at 11:39 am

    What a awesome quilt!!! Thanks for sharing. Makes me want to pick up my crazy quilt and add a few stitches!! Have fun!!!

  3. June 18, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Just gorgeous!~!~!~!~
    Is it giving you any “ideas” yet?~?~?~

  4. June 18, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Lisa I believe I could stand and look at this quilt all day – simply gorgeous. When making a large wool quilt like this what do you suggest backing with with? batting? I am almost through with your Folk Art Album that I bought at Houston several years ago but have no idea what to use for the backing and batting. blessings, marlene

  5. 5 Pam
    June 18, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    No kidding–does that quilt give you ideas? It is truly spectacular!

  6. 6 Pati Beck
    June 18, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    Wow!…Ok Lisa …I guess we are all expecting you to work your magic and design!
    Just looking at it makes me want to run home and dig through the wool scraps and sew.
    However, since the talent of design is not in me I will have to wait for you to create.
    Enjoy the show and don’t work too hard.

  7. 7 Michelle Chalmers
    June 19, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    That wool quilt is by far one of my favorites that
    Mom has made over the years. It is warm, heavy – I do so like heavy, and incredibly beautiful. We had it laid out on the dining room table and tried a few things with it. We took a double mirror and put it next to one of the blocks and produced a reflection of the block 4 times – there is a Huge potential for doing this quilt over – Each block created a totally different feel and look. Mom has already said she won’t be doing that – however, that would be an easy way to get started on a wool quilt of your own.

  8. 9 Randee
    June 19, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Lisa…It was so much fun seeing you on Friday in St. Cloud. Your booth was just GREAT! I really appreciated the sneek peek at the block of the week and so glad that I signed up to do them. You and Carole are great inspiration! Thanks to both of you for your talents that you share with us!

  9. 10 Linda
    June 20, 2010 at 12:45 am

    Hi–Your booth at the St.Cloud quilt show was beautiful–I was so happy to see and buy some treasures from you….I will be up late stitching…….

  10. June 21, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    This was my favorite quilt too! Glad to see you got such good pictures.

  11. 12 Lenore
    June 23, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    I saw this at the show. This is a great piece of work and would have been worthy of Best of Show in my eyes. (Except, of course, it is not quilted.) The overall workmanship was excellent. I appreciate the oppotunity to see it in person.

  12. June 23, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    Hi Lisa,
    Will Mary Chalmers be turning this into a pattern right away? This one is outstanding!

  13. December 9, 2011 at 8:21 am

    What was the pattern that Mary Chalmers used in the wool quilt at Quilt Expo?

  14. December 9, 2011 at 9:39 am

    Do not have any idea…it is awesome!

  15. 16 Shelly Taylor
    April 22, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    How can I find out what the name of that block is?

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