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Mini Me

It is generally accepted that a Miniature Quilt is no larger than 24” x 24”. If pieced, the blocks cannot exceed 4” on its longest side.

Just as important as its overall size is its scale. A Miniature Quilt should be a scaled down version of a larger quilt. When photographed, it should resemble a large quilt. All of the various components: overall design, quilting design and stitches, binding, embroidery, embellishments, or other surface techniques need to be reduced in scale.

Either way, it is clear that a true Miniature Quilt is not merely a small quilt. Here are “My Mini’s”.

 

Thoroughly Modern Mini  (17″ x 13.5″)
Pieced and quilted by Sue Hickman     Berryville, Va     4/2016

While it may seem to be a paradoxical to call a quilt constructed of Civil War reproduction fabrics “Modern”, the simple blocks and overall design are definitely modern.

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Winchester’s War  (10.75″ x 9.5″)
Pieced and Quilted by Sue Hickman       Berryville, Va       2/2012
An Historical Reflection on the pivotal role Winchester, Va and the surrounding Northern Shenandoah Valley played in The Civil War. These 72 Blue and Gray Xs represent the 72 times the city changed hands, South – North and back again under confederate and Union control.

This quilt showed at the 2013 Northern Shenandoah Valley Quilt Show, held in Berryville, Va and won the First Place Viewer’s Choice Award in the “Miniature Category”.

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.

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Love Around the World  (18″ Sq.)
Pieced and Quilted by Sue Hickman       Berryville, Va       1/2012

Contains 169  1″ finished squares in the center trip around the world.

Blank note cards featuring this quilt are currently available for purchase in sets of four (4) for $12.00 by emailing Sue@Studio2724.com .

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Near A Railroad Crossing (2) (20″ x 20″)
Pieced by Sue Hickman       Berryville, Va       7/2011

This quilt gets its name from the Railroad Crossing blocks for where, on July 21, 1861, near the Manassas, Virginia railway junction, the first major battle of The Civil War took place. This First Battle of Bull Run was named for a stream that flowed across Wilmer McLean’s field where battle yielded a Confederate victory.

Interestingly, less than four long years later, on April 9, 1865, Gen. Robert E Lee surrendered to Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in the parlor of McLean’s farmhouse in the community of  Appomattox Court House marking the beginning of the end of the war.

“It began in my front yard and ended in my front parlor.”
~ Wilmer McLean

No, these two events did not occur in the same place. Wilmer Mclean had moved after those initial battles to make a new home in Appomattox Court House.

This quilt showed at the 2013 Northern Shenandoah Valley Quilt Show, held in Berryville, Va and earned a Third Place Viewer’s Choice Award in the “Other” category.

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.

Blank note cards featuring this quilt are currently available for purchase in sets of four (4) for $12.00 by emailing Sue@Studio2724.com .

Near A Railroad Crossing (2) 7-2011-WM