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2013

As 2013 was coming to an end, I was busy preparing for my 2014 T.O.M. (Technique Of the Month) classes. In so doing, I completed two additional quilted projects:

Windmill Table Runner (12″ x 28″)
Pieced and quilted by Sue Hickman     Berryville, Va     12/2013

 

 

Artist’s Private Collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heart Basket (6 1/2″ Sq, 3″ tall)
Pieced, quilted, appliqued, and formed by Sue Hickman    Berryville, Va    12/2013

 

Artist’s Private Collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nature’s Christmas Placemats     (17.5″ x 12.5″)
Pieced & quilted by Sue Hickman     Berryville, Va     12/2013

This is 1 design in a set of 8 Merry Christmas placemats in the Artist’s Private Collection.

All 8 of these designs can be viewed under the Accents for the Home tab, as Nature’s Christmas I Wall Hangings / Candle Mats / Table Toppers/.

 

 

 

 

Fractured Floral 7  (27″ Sq.)
Fractured, pieced, quilted and thread painted by Sue Hickman   Berryville, Va    11/2013

Features Stephanie Brandenburg’s Frond Design Studio Day Dreams IV Love Blossoms.

 

 

Owned by Dr. and Mrs. John Ghramm of Winchester, Va.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trim the Tree   (72″ x 25″ )
Pieced, quilted, and embellished by Sue Hickman  Berryville, Va  11/2013

I even made a companion ornament to hang on it, though that isn’t the only one that will grace this tree. For 35+ years I’ve been making Christmas ornaments, flat and stuffed, of various mediums: quilted, cross stitch, embroidered, and lace angels… and now they have a special tree all their own. My husband and I are enjoying counting down the 25 days until Christmas with this “grown-up” Advent Calendar Tree! We began on December 1st and will add an ornament to the tree each day until Christmas. The last ornament, of course, is a Nativity Scene (cross stitched).

Artist’s Private Collection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fractured Floral 6     (27″ Sq.)
Fractured, pieced, quilted and thread painted by Sue Hickman   Berryville, Va    11/2013

Features Stephanie Brandenburg’s Frond Design Studio Day Dreams IV Love Blossoms.

 

Owned by Andrew & Samantha Gauldin of Berryville, Va.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Countdown to Christmas ( 38″ x 25″)
Pieced, quilted, and embellished by Sue Hickman   Berryville, Va  11/2013

A “fractured” wall hanging. I love how the fracturing of the center of this quilt created a 3-D look!

 

 

Owned by Chris & Amanda Gauldin of Leesburg, Va.

A similar, yet unique, quilt owned by Andrew & Samantha Gauldin of Berryville, Va.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nature’s Christmas I
Quilted by Sue Hickman     Berryville, Va     9/2013

Table Topper/Candle Mat/Wall Hanging     (10.25″ x 10.5″)
(1 of 8 in this “series”)

 

Artist’s Private Collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click on the Accents for the Home tab to see the other 7 in this Nature’s Christmas I Series, along with many other Table Toppers, Table Runners, and Walk-About Coasters.

 

 

Fractured Floral 1     (26.5″ x 31.75″)
Fractured. pieced, quilted and thread painted by Sue Hickman  Berryville, Va  9/2013

Features Stephanie Brandenburg’s Frond Design Studio Day Dreams Rose.

This quilt was shown in the 2014 Quilter’s Unlimited 41st Annual Quilt Show at the Dulles Expo center.

 

 

 

Artist’s Private Collection

 

 

 

 

 

Fractured Floral 2     (26.5″ x 28.75″)
Fractured, pieced, quilted and thread painted by Sue Hickman   Berryville, Va   9/2013

Features Stephanie Brandenburg’s Frond Design Studio Day Dreams Sunflower.

 

 

Owned by Chris & Amanda Gauldin of Leesburg, Va.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fractured Floral 3     (19.75″ x 14.25″)
Fractured, pieced, quilted and thread painted by Sue Hickman   Berryville, Va   9/2013

Features Stephanie Brandenburg’s Frond Design Studio Day Dreams Meadow Flowers.

Selected by the Old Town Development Board and the Shenandoah Arts Council for the 2016 ArtScape Banner Project in Old Town Winchester, VA.
A banner showing a picture of this quilted piece hung near the north end of Old Town Winchester’s Walking Mall from April 2016 through April 2017.
This quilt also hung in the Museum of the Shenandoah’s Artscape Originals Exhibit from April 19th through July 17th, 2016.

Click to read more about this 2016 ArtScape Banner quilt.

 

Artist’s Private Collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fractured Floral 4     (16.75″ x 16.25″)
Fractured, pieced, quilted and thread painted by Sue Hickman   Berryville, Va   9/2013

Features Stephanie Brandenburg’s Frond Design Studio Day Dreams Meadow Flowers.

 

Currently available for purchase. See Quilts and such Tab.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fractured Floral 5     (41″ x 18″)
Fractured, pieced, quilted and thread painted by Sue Hickman   Berryville, Va   9/2013

Features Stephanie Brandenburg’s Frond Design Studio Day Dreams Meadow Flowers.

This quilt was shown in the 2014 Quilter’s Unlimited 41st Annual Quilt Show at the Dulles Expo center.

 

Owned by Mary Wilson of Berryville, Va

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fractured Abundance     (51.5″ x 24.5″)
Fractured, pieced, quilted, and thread painted by Sue Hickman   Berryville, Va   9/2013

 

Owned by Shawna Rinker Hartsook and Oak Hart Farm of Berryville, Va.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vintage Christmas …and the greatest of these is Love  (74″ x 76″)
Pieced and Appliqued by Sue Hickman       Berryville, Va       7/2013

Yes, I’ve quilted for decades, but it wasn’t until my eye caught this design and these fabrics that I succumb to the charm of making a “BOM” (block of the month) quilt. The pattern is called Vintage Rouge, but I thought of Christmas from first glance. Perhaps it is because of the red and green colors, but it is also the embroidered words, Love, Hope, Peace, and Joy, that speak to the true meaning of Christmas.

 

 

 

Artist’s Private Collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hickman Hens (38.5″ Sq.)
Pieced, quilted, and embellished by Sue Hickman       Berryville, Va       7/2013

When traveling out west, I found this delightful pattern and fun flannel fabrics in the Seasons of Home quilt shop in quaint Midway, UT.  It is rare that I don’t somehow personalize a published pattern. In this case, I changed the featured hens to represent the breeds of our initial flock: Mary and Buffy (Ameraucanas), Dottie (Golden Laced Wyndotte), Alice, Annie, and Aussie (Black Australorps), Red and Ruby (Rhode Island Reds), Sassy and Sallie (Speckled Sussex), and our Roo-Copper (Blue Copper Maran). This quilt honors them all, for they have truly found a place in my heart.

 

 

 

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Ocean Breeze (9″ Square)
Table Topper/Candle Mat/Wall Hanging
Pieced and quilted by Sue Hickman       Berryville, Va       7/2013

 

 

 

Owned by Walt and Joanne Burger of Chantilly, Va. and Ocean Pines, Md.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bloom Where You Are Planted   (30″ x 36.75″)
Pieced and quilted by Sue Hickman       Berryville, Va       6/2013

Colors inspired by the side-panel fabric, this wall quilt was made to demo this “Twisted Block” technique at the 2013 Northern Shenandoah Valley Quilt Show. Embellished with appliqued wool stem and leaves, and vintage buttons.
Given to a dear young friend, Emy Hyland, on the occasion of her marriage to Ethan Dean (7/6/2013), knowing Emy’s passion for pastels and things whimsical and vintage, I titled this quilt to encourage and inspire her hopes and dreams for a lifetime of happiness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Favorite Things
Quilted by Sue Hickman       Berryville, Va       6/2013

For Baby Burkholder – Growing in the Lord and in Stature
This quilted growth chart (shown sideways) is to record the later.

 

Owned by Megan & Jared
Burkholder

 

 

Old Glory (40″ Square)
Pieced by Sue Hickman       Berryville, Va       3/2013
Artist’s Private Collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sea Treasures (54″ x 58.5″) 
Pieced by Sue Hickman       Berryville, Va       2/2013
Artist’s Private Collection, in honor of OH105.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sea Twister (26.25″ Square)
Pieced by Sue Hickman       Berryville, Va       2/2013
Artist’s Private Collection, in honor of OH105.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Civil War Remembrances, in honor of The Civil War 150 Year Anniversary (88″ x 98″)
Pieced by Sue Hickman       Berryville, Va       3/2013

This scrappy queen-sized quilt was completed to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of The Civil War. Its 56 blocks feature Civil War reproduction fabrics and the centers highlight important people and events pivotal to the war. Down the side border of the quilt are the words of the final paragraph of President Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address on Saturday, March 4th, 1865. This address was given just a little more than a month before he was assassinated. The top border features Union soldiers and General Ulysses S. Grant, the victors. The bottom border features Confederate soldiers and General Robert E Lee.

This quilt was shown at the Northern Shenandoah Valley Quilt Show in 2013.

This quilt was also shown in the 2014 Quilter’s Unlimited 41st Annual Quilt Show at the Dulles Expo center.

Artist’s Private Collection

 

A June Block, one of a set of 12 for a quilted calendar hanger given to our outgoing Reston Quilter’s Unlimited President… I chose this block out of the 12 different month patterns because I just love being a Flip-flop CEO year round!

Pieced and quilted by Sue Hickman       Berryville, Va       3/2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One Block Wonderful (72″ x 62″)
Pieced by Sue Hickman       Berryville, Va       1-2013

In this piece I used a technique that utilizes striped border fabric, then I gave the finished piece a bold border of its own.

 

 

Currently available for purchase. See Quilts and such Tab.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scrappy Kaffe (77.5″ x 69″)
Pieced by Sue Hickman, 1-2013       Berryville, VA       1/2013

I have long delighted in the bright, bold, beautiful fabrics of Kaffe Fassett, but it wasn’t until the fall of 2012, while traveling with my husband to the Virginia Wood Turners Convention, that I found such a spectacular collection of Kaffe Fassett fabrics I could no longer resist selecting a dozen “fat quarters” for myself.  These didn’t remain long in my “stash”. I was inspired to cut four squares from each of the twelve fat quarters I had bought and I “snowballed” the corners. They became the focused blocks in this piece. The diagonals are created from blocks I created using fabrics I found in a pack containing 5″ pieces of a variety of Kaffe Fassett fabrics. The yellow background fabric tied this piece all together.

This quilt was shown in the 2013 Quilter’s Unlimited 40th Anniversary Quilt Show at the Dulles Expo Center.

 

Currently available for purchase. See Quilts and such Tab.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more quilted items made in 2013, check out Accents for the Home category in Sue’s Quilt Gallery.