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. Nancy Dey Avatar
    Nancy Dey

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

  2. Deb Avatar

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

  3. Judy Avatar

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

  4. Marlene Avatar

    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. Pam Avatar

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

  6. Pati Beck Avatar
    Pati Beck

    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. Michelle Chalmers Avatar
    Michelle Chalmers

    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.

    1. Eileen Daniels Avatar
      Eileen Daniels

      What was the pattern for the one Mary Chalmers showed at Quilt Expo in Madison? Eileen

  8. Randee Avatar

    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. Linda Avatar

    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. Annemarie Avatar

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

  11. Lenore Avatar

    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. barbara Avatar

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

  13. Eileen Daniels Avatar

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

  14. Lisa Bongean Avatar

    Do not have any idea…it is awesome!

  15. Shelly Taylor Avatar
    Shelly Taylor

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

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