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Accents for the Home

Quilted items for use in the kitchen, on table and counter tops, or across fireplace mantles.

Having studied interior design in college, this category of quilts is a natural for me. I love the beauty and warmth quilted accents add to a home. Quilts are not only for the bed or walls, they are also perfect for table tops and for any occasion. Those who wonder what graces my tables and side boards throughout the year can check out those that are in my “private collection”.

Walk About Coasters

4.5″ Square
“Walk-About” coasters can, of course, be used with “flat” bottomed glassware. Alternatively, the base of stemware can nestle inside the braided folds such that they “walk about” with the stemware catching any drips or spills.
I enjoy using these in a wide variety of fabrics for use throughout our home and seasonally throughout the year and I make them in a plethora of fabric combinations available for purchase in Berryville, VA’s Moose Apple Christmas Tree Farm Gift Shop and Sweet Pea’s Children’s Shop (from their Gifts for Mother’s section) .
Below you will find a sampling of fabric combinations of these Walk-About Coaster sets I’ve made.

Many of each distinct coaster set represented were purchased through Berryville’s Fire House Gallery or Sweet Pea’s Children’s Shop (from their Gifts for Mother’s section).
Sets were purchased through the Fire House Gallery in Berryville, Va. and Kimberly’s in Winchester, VA.
Toile Walk-About Coaster set owned by Nancee Groh of Carlisle, PA
Bee on the Sunflower Bloom Coasters – Sets were purchased through Berryville’s  Fire House Gallery Summer 2012.
Sets purchased through Berryville’s Fire House Gallery 5/2012.
Additional sets purchased through Sweet Pea’sChildren’s Shop 
(from their Gifts for Mother’s section).
Apple and Equestrian themed Walk-About coaster sets were purchased through Berryville’s Sweet Peas Children’s Shop (from their Gifts for Mother’s section).
Also featured are Festive “Mug Rugs” (these provide a place to set your mug and snack).

Putting on the Glitz

Mantle/Table Runner     (49″ x 13.5″)
Pieced, Quilted & Embellished by Sue Hickman   Berryville, Va   9/2013

Unique, yet similar, Mantle/Table Runners owned by:
Heidi Brown of Berryville, VA
Linda and John Heater of Emmaus, PA
Ernie and Ruth Hickman of Wenatchee, WA
Angela Douglas of Berryville, VA

Hollywood Boulevard

Mantle/Table Runner  (50″ x 18″)
Pieced and quilted by Sue Hickman       Berryville, Va       6/2013

Artist Private Collection

Dogwood Trail

Mantle/Table Runner (50″ x 18″)
Honoring The National Quilt Museum’s (Paducah, Ky) 20th Anniversary
Pieced and quilted by Sue Hickman       Berryville, Va       6/2013

Artist’s Private Collection

Let it Snow Collection

21″ Sq.
Embellished and Quilted by Sue Hickman       Berryville, Va       12/2012

Artist’s Private Collection
Artist’s Private Collection
Other similar, yet unique, mantle/table runners owned by:
Dr. and Mrs. John Ghramm of Winchester, Va
Stephanie and Shannon Dulaney of Berryville, Va
DeeDee and Wayne Warfield of Berryville, Va
Amanda and Andrew Kowalski of Berryville, Va
Beth and Donald Marple of Berryville, Va

Fall Leaves Collection

Pieced and Quilted by Sue Hickman       Berryville, Va       8/2012

Owned by Linda and John Heater of Emmaus, PA.
Purchased through the Berryville’s Firehouse Gallery.
One Mantle/Table Runner owned by Heidi Brown of Berryville, Va.
Similar, yet unique mantle/table runners were purchased at the Mill at the 70th Anniversary of the Waterford, Va. Fair 10/2013

Sunflower Collection

Mantle /Table Runner & Toppers
Pieced and Quilted by Sue Hickman       Berryville, Va       8/2012

Amanda Gauldin of Leesburg, VA received this (and the next) quilt on the occasion of her first Mother’s Day.
Another unique, yet similar Mantle/Table Runner was purchased through Berryville’s Fire House Gallery.
Artist’s Private Collection
Front…
and back of a small runner – Artist’s Private Collection

Bring the Beach Home Collection

Pieced and Quilted by Sue Hickman     Berryville, VA     5/2012

Mantle/Table Runner (7″ x 37″) paired with Table Topper (11″ sq.)
The pair were purchased through Berryville’s Fire House Gallery, 8/2012.
Mantle/Table Runner (8″ x 33″) paired with Table Topper (8.5″ Sq.)
The pair are owned by Wayne and Sharon Warfield of Berryville, VA and Ocean City, MD.

Fall Leaves Twister

Mantle/Table Runner(15″ X 36″)
Pieced and Quilted by Sue Hickman    Berryville, VA     5/2012
This mantle/table runner was created as the “demo” for a class I teach on this Twister technique.

Artist’s Private Collection
Scrappy Autumn (12.5″ x 17.5″)
This fun Table Topper was created from the “scraps” of the Fall Leaves Twister Table Runner. Pieced and Quilted by Sue Hickman   Berryville, VA   5/2012
Artist’s Private Collection

Classic Coverlet

25″ Sq.
Pieced and Quilted by Sue Hickman    Berryville, Va     4/2012
This table topper was made just for fun because I simply love coverlets.

Artist’s Private Collection

Love Collection

These are made using a favorite “stash” love fabric to which I added a collection of complementing fabrics. I cut all the fabrics up into 3.5″ squares and let the creativity flow arranging them, sewing them, re-cutting and re-sewing them into this precious pinwheel design. Purposing to use up all the squares, I created table toppers/wall hangings, mantle/table runners, coasters galore, and when I had about exhausted my supply, I created one special Love Around the World wall quilt (see below) using 169 1.5″squares left over from the re-cuts that formed the pinwheels in all the other finished love projects. Sorry to say I still have some of each of these fabrics left … it is frankly hard to use it all up when willing to work with smaller and smaller scraps.

I started with this Love Around the World 18″ square table topper.
It contains 169  1″ finished squares in the center trip around the world traditional design. Pieced and Quilted by Sue Hickman       Berryville, Va       1/2012
Artist’s Private Collection
For my sweetheart and me, I made Place Mats (11″ x 16.75″)  and Chenille Coasters (4.5″ Sq)
Pieced and Quilted by Sue Hickman       Berryville, Va       1/2012
Artist’s Private Collection
5.25″ x 24.25″ – Artist’s Private Collection
Pieced and quilted by Sue Hickman       Berryville, Va       1/2012
12.5″ x 39.5″ – Artist’s Private Collection
Pieced and Quilted by Sue Hickman       Berryville, Va       1/2012
17″ Sq. Artist’s Private Collection
Pieced and Quilted by Sue Hickman       Berryville, Va       1/2012
16″ Sq.
Pieced and Quilted by Sue Hickman       Berryville, Va       2/2012
Owned by Doreen Crow of Austin  and Corpus Christi, Texas.
19.5″ Sq.
Pieced and Quilted by Sue Hickman       Berryville, Va       1/2012
Owned by Nise’ Davies of Franklin, Tennessee.
7″ x 28″
Pieced and Quilted by Sue Hickman       Berryville, Va       1/2012
This quilted table runner was purchased through Berryville’s Fire House Gallery.
~20″ Sq
Pieced and Quilted by Sue Hickman     Berryville, Va   1/2012
This quilted table topper/wall hanging was purchased through Berryville’s Fire House Gallery.

Springtime Blues

Mantle/Table Runner (46″ x 20″)
Pieced and Quilted by Sue Hickman       Berryville, Va       1/2012

This mantle/table runner was purchased through Berryville’s Fire House Gallery, 3/2012.

Formal Collection

Mantle/Table Runner (57″ x 18.5″) and Table Topper (18.5″ Dia.)
Pieced and Quilted by Sue Hickman       Berryville, Va        11/2011

Table runner owned by Bob and Leisa Shull of Herndon, VA
A unique, yet similar Formal Mantle/Table Runner and Table Topper was purchased through Berryville’s Fire House Gallery.
Set of 4 Placemats and Coordinating 4.5″ Sq. Walk-About Coasters
Commissioned/owned by potter and friend, Nancy Bishop, of Berryville / Ashburn, Va.

Stained Glass Christmas

50″ x 14″
Pieced and Quilted by Sue Hickman       Berryville, Va       11/2011

Artist’s Private Collection

Poinsettia Collection

Mantle/Table Runners (58″ x 17″ and 47.5″ x 6.25″) and Table Topper (18″ x 8.75″)
Pieced and Quilted by Sue Hickman       Berryville, Va       11/2011

Artist’s Private Collection
Similar Poinsettia Collection Mantle/Table Runner and Table Toppers were purchased through Berryville’s Fire House Gallery, Fall 2011.

Christmas Mantle/Table Runner

41.75″ x 14.5″
Pieced and Quilted by Sue Hickman       Berryville, Va       11/2011

Artist’s Private Collection
Other unique, yet similar Christmas Mantle/Table Runners owned by:
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Hickman, Wenatchee, Wa
Dr. and Mrs. John Ghramm, Winchester, Va
Mr. and Mrs. George Frazier, Scottsdale, Az
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Gauldin, Front Royal, Va
Mr. and Mrs. Chris Gauldin, Leesburg, Va

Fall Leaves Mantle/Table Runner

42″ x 14″
Quilted by Sue Hickman       Berryville, Va       11/2010

Artist’s Private Collection

Ring Around the Rosie

Table Runner (43″ x 24.5″) and Sideboard Topper (34.5″ x 14.5″)
A study in using a wide border print and 60 degree triangle.
Pieced and Quilted by Sue Hickman       Berryville, Va       11/2010

Artist’s Private Collection

Yo-Yo’s for the Table

10″ Sq.
Quilted by Sue Hickman       Berryville, Va       11/2010

Artist’s Private Collection

Stars & Stripes Forever Mantle/Table Runner

75.5″ x 18.5″
Pieced and quilted by Sue Hickman       Berryville, Va       6/14/2010 Flag Day
Giving “new life” to five antique orphaned quilt blocks.

Artist’s Private Collection

Whole Cloth Mantle/Table Runner

41.75″ x 14.5″
Quilted by Sue Hickman       Berryville, Va       7/2010

Artist’s Private Collection

Festive Collection

Mantle/Table Runner (57.5″ x 16″) and Table Topper (15.75″ dia.)
Pieced and Quilted by Sue Hickman       Berryville, Va       11/2011

Artist’s Private Collection
A unique, yet similar Festive Mantle/Table Runner is owned by Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Hickman, Wenatchee, Wa.

Ocean City Bloom

A Table Topper (13″Sq.)
A Study in Machine Applique by Sue Hickman    Berryville, Va    6/2011
(Created in a class with Karen Kay Buckley using her Kansas Rose pattern.)
It won a Blue Ribbon at the Clarke County Fair in August 2012.
This quilt was one of the quilts showcased in a Solo-Artist “Art in the Halls” show at The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, VA from October 18th, 2016 through January 22nd, 2017.

Originally made for OH105, LLC, it now resides in Artist’s Private Collection.

Beach Collection

Mantle/Table Runner (29.25″ x 9.75″) and Table Topper (9.75″dia.)
Pieced and Quilted by Sue Hickman       Berryville, Va       11/2011

Originally made for OH105, LLC, these now reside in Artist’s Private Collection.
Ocean Breeze – 9″ Sq.
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.

Tide Pool Placemats

17.5″ x 12.5″ (4 Positive and 4 Negative)  
Pieced and Quilted by Sue Hickman       Berryville, Va       11/2011
These won a Blue Ribbon at the Clarke County Fair in August 2012.

Originally made for OH105, LLC, these now reside in Artist’s Private Collection.

Easter Mantle / Table Runner

(34″ x 12″)
Pieced and Hand Quilted by Sue Hickman   Cross Junction, Va   Spring 1999

Artist’s Private Collection

Born to Fish Tea Cozy and Coaster Set

Pieced and quilted by Sue Hickman using scraps left over from quilt of the same name      Berryville, Va    12/2009

Owned by fly fisherman and tea enthusiast, Andrew Gauldin,   Front Royal, Va

Festive Aprons

Sewn by Sue Hickman       Berryville, Va       11/2012
This fun fall project resulted in over 2 dozen aprons in a variety of fabric combinations, most given to dear friends and family, and some were purchased at the Mill at the 70th Anniversary of the Waterford, Va. Fair. 10/2013
1 remains in the Artist’s own kitchen.