Piece and comfort for the eyes, heart, and soul.

Pre-2008

Paper Pieced Tulips (10.5″ x 17″)
Pieced and hand quilted by Sue Gauldin (Hickman)        Cross Junction, Va       1994

This MH Designs pattern reminded me of the spectacular tulips I enjoyed while visiting Holland one spring  in the early 1980’s.

This quilt showed at the 2009 Northern Shenandoah Valley Quilt Show, held in Berryville, Va.

This quilt was featured among other quilts that hung at Bowman Library in Stephens City, Va. from March to June 2010.

Artist’s Private Collection

 

Under the Sea
Pieced and Hand Quilted by Sue Hickman represents sights seen during our family’s snorkeling adventures in Hawaii and Aruba.

Owned by Chris Gauldin

Another unique, yet similar Under the Sea quilt owned by Andrew Gauldin


Fall Leaves
(22.75″ Sq.)
Pieced and Quilted by Sue Hickman       Berryville, Va       Fall 2008

This small quilt represents one aspect of my favorite season of the year along the Shenandoah Valley.

Artist’s Private Collection

 

Mirrored Antique Blues (23.5″ x 24″)
Pieced and hand quilted by Sue Hickman in Berryville, Va using 2 antique blocks mirrored with 2 reproduction blocks.
Artist’s Private Collection

 

Country Summer (26.5″   x 22.5″)
Pieced and Hand Quilted by Sue Hickman   Berryville, Va    2000

Artist’s Private Collection

 

 

Father’s Ties (40″ x 36″)

Pieced and Hand Quilted by Sue Hickman   Cross Junction, Va  6/1999
This quilt, made for the occasion of Dave Hickman’s first Father’s Day, incorporated fabrics provided by clothing from the special fellas in her life. It commemorates fathers, past, present, and future, with hopes that her boys will one day be also be fathers.

Owned by Dave Hickman

 

Hearts & Arrows (31.5″ x 31″)
Pieced and Hand Quilted by Sue Hickman  February 1999

This quilt showed at the 2008 Northern Shenandoah Valley Quilt Show, held in Berryville, Va.

Owned by Dave Hickman

 

Seasonal Pleasures
Pieced, Embellished, and Hand Quilted by Sue Hickman  Berryville, Va    2001

These small quilts are changed seasonally and hang from a piece of cinnamon.
Heart, Snowman, Birdhouse, and Gingerbread-man (7.25″ x 4.5″)
Pumpkin (7.5″ x 5″)
Bunny (5″ x 7″)

Artist’s Private Collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seasonal Bear (24″ x 16.5″)
Quilted by Sue Hickman       Cross Junction, Va       1998
Artist’s private collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas (41.5″ x 36″)
Pieced and Hand Quilted by Sue Gauldin (Hickman)       Cross Junction, Va       1997

 

Owned by Linda Heater, Emmaus, PA

Another unique, yet similar, Christmas quilt is owned by Robert Shull, Herndon, Va

 

 

 

 

 

 

Small Patriotic Quilts

 

Patriotic Angel
(5″ Sq.)
Hand quilted by Sue Gauldin (Hickman)
Cross Junction, Va   1997

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patriotic Hearts
(4.75″ x 14.25″)
Hand quilted by Sue Gauldin (Hickman)
Cross Junction, Va   1997

 

 

 

Flag (3.5″ Sq)
Hand quilted and embellished
by Sue Gauldin (Hickman)
Cross Junction, Va   1997

 

 

 

 

 

“A” is for Apple (12.5″ Sq.)
Pieced, Embroidered, and Hand Quilted by Sue Gauldin (Hickman) for their Home School classroom  1997
Artist’s Private Collection

 

An Apple A Day (35.25″ x 31.25″)
Pieced and Hand Quilted by Sue Gauldin (Hickman)   Cross Junction, Va      1994

This quilt was made from a pattern given me by a friend when I moved to the greater Winchester, Va. apple growing, area.  I wrote “An Apple a Day” on one of the blocks in honor of my Dad, Dr. Owen C. Shull, who was in Family Practice in Herndon, Va.

It was featured among other quilts that hung at Bowman Library in Stephens City, Va. from March to June 2010.

Artist’s Private Collection

 

An Apple A Day (2) (17″ Sq.)
Pieced and Hand Quilted by Sue Gauldin (Hickman)  Cross Junction, Va    1994

Featured in The Barns 1st Annual Fiber Arts Festival in Berryville, Va
11/2011 – 1/2012
Owned by Dr. and Mrs. John Ghramm of Winchester, Va

 

 

Another unique, yet similar, quilt in Artist’s Private Collection.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Bunnies
(31″ x 30″)
Pieced and hand quilted by Sue Gauldin (Hickman)  Cross Junction, Va    Mid-1990’s

This quilt showed at the 2008 Northern Shenandoah Valley Quilt Show, held in Berryville, Va.

This quilt was among those showcased on the walls of Bon Matin, a French restaurant in Berryville, Va., from March to April 2010.

Artist’s Private Collection

 

 

 

Spring Flowers (31″ Sq.)
Pieced and Hand Quilted by Sue Gauldin (Hickman)  Cross Junction, Va  Mid-1990″s
Artist’s Private Collection

 

 

Freedom (31.5″ Sq.)
Pieced and Hand Quilted by Sue Gauldin (Hickman)   Cross Junction, Va  5/1994
Artist’s Private Collection

 

 

Stamp Basket (31″ x 30″)
Pieced and Hand Quilted by Sue Gauldin (Hickman)     Cross Junction, Va      1994

This quilt showed at the 2009 Northern Shenandoah Valley Quilt Show, held in Berryville, Va.

This quilt, from a Calendar Quilt design, was featured among other quilts that hung at Bowman Library in Stephens City, Va. from March to June 2010.

Artist’s Private Collection

 

 

A Long Winter for Neighbors & Friends (31″ x 30.5″)
This top was made with shared hand pieced blocks and then hand quilted by Sue Gauldin (Hickman) in Cross Junction, Va. during the long hard winter of 1993–1994. Neighbors made  stir-crazy by storm after storm asked me to teach them to quilt. I designed these blocks to represent each of our home (note one didn’t have a chimney). Fabrics used represented the colors of our homes, front doors, and roofs.
Artist’s Private Collection

It was my pleasure to share this quilt and its story in the Barns of Rose HillQuilts and their Stories” exhibit February 15th – March 15th, 2015.

 

Hearts (31.5″ Sq.)
(In memory of my first husband, KLG Jr. )

Pieced and Hand Quilted by Sue Gauldin (Hickman)

This quilt showed at the 2008 Northern Shenandoah Valley Quilt Show, held in Berryville, Va.

Artist’s Private Collection

 

Preoccupation (66″ x 51.5″)
A Friendship Quilt made with neighbor and friend, Nancee Groh – El Paso, TX  1991
Top Hand Pieced and Hand Quilted by Sue Gauldin (Hickman) using blocks made by Nancee Groh.

This quilt showed at the 2008 Northern Shenandoah Valley Quilt Show, held in Berryville, Va.

Artist’s Private Collection

This friendship quilt was designed by Sue Gauldin (Hickman) and Nancee Groh, both military wives sharing a duplex on Ft. Bliss in El Paso, TX in 1991. It was a wonderful preoccupation in the midst of the turmoil of the time. Nancee made these blocks and Sue put together the top and quilted it. (Nancee’s quilt with Sue’s blocks is still nearly completed.)

Each hand pieced block holds special symbolism:

January – Patience Corner – as the war in Iraq began (‘Yellow’ bow in center for remembrance)

February – Right Hand of Friendship… a foundation for this quilt

March – Virginia Star – Birth month to VA born Ken Gauldin (Sue’s husband, now deceased)

April – Card Trick – for Nancee’s birthday, April 1st

May – Stamp Basket

June – Bridal Bouquet – Groh anniversary & Nancee’s daisy bouquet & center shows Sue’s June birthday/ Flag Day

July – Patriotic Bear’s Paw (Nancee makes stuffed bears)

August – Jacob’s Ladder

September – Single Wedding Ring – Gauldin anniversary month with pieced Evergreen center for “their song”

October – Ohio Star – Birth month to Ohio born Jeff Groh, Nancee’s husband

November – Original design representing our duplex – quilting shows a cloud over Nancee’s half of the duplex because she had moved by the time this quilt was quilted… but the smoke coming out of Sue’s chimney shows she still lived there.

December – Joy Bells – for Christmas

The “yellow ribbon” border with bow ties it all together with remembrance.

 

A Family Tree for the Drake’s 60th Wedding Anniversary (70.5″ x 43″)
Designed and Pieced using family members’ traced hands and Hand Quilted by Sue Gauldin (Hickman)        El Paso, Tx       1993

This quilt was made and given to my grandparents [William & Vivian (Mimi) Drake] on the occasion of their 60th wedding anniversary. As a cherished treasure, it hung in their home in Green Valley, Az, and later in my grandfather’s room at Westminster Canterbury in Winchester, Va until his passing. My sister-in-law was pregnant at the time of its making, thus the heart inside her hand. Spouses and children born after its making were represented by hearts later added.  It notes: “Memories we collect and give brighten our lives as long as we live.”

Artist’s Private Collection

It was my pleasure to share this quilt and its story in the Barns of Rose Hill “Quilts and their Stories” exhibit February 15th – March 15th, 2015.

 

Barn Raising  – Tied Log Cabin (Queen-sized)      Early 1990’s

Pieced and Tied in 1 week by Sue Gauldin (Hickman) in El Paso, TX  while “stuck” at home with boys suffering from chicken pox.

This quilt was featured among other Log Cabin themed quilts that hung at Bowman Library in Stephens City, Va. from March to June 2011.

Artist’s Private Collection

 

 

Hospitality (22.5″ x 21″)

Pieced, Appliqued, and Hand Quilted by Sue Gauldin (Hickman)
Ft. Bliss, TX    Early 1990s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fit to be Tied (68″ x 41 1/2 “)
Pieced and “tied” (using heart shaped wooden buttons) by Sue Gauldin (Hickman)
Albuquerque, NM       1990
Artist’s private collection

 

 

 

Other unique, yet similar, quilts owned by  Mr. and Mrs Ralph Herring of Winchester, Va, and Linda Heater of Emmaus, PA..

 

 

 

 

 

A Patriotic Heart (66″ x 39″)
Hand quilted by Sue Gauldin (Hickman) while her husband (KLG, Jr.) was a patient at Walter Reed Army Hospital, Washington, DC 1990
Artist’s private collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Double Wedding Ring Throw (70″ x 33.75″)
Hand Quilted by Sue Gauldin (Hickman)       Albuquerque, NM       1987
Owned by Rev. and Mrs. John Heater of Emmaus, PA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny (1987)
Pieced, Appliqued, and hand quilted by Sue Gauldin (Hickman) in Albuquerque, NM.

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Owned by Christopher Gauldin of Leesburg, VA.

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Precious Moments (1985)
Appliqued, embroidered, embellished, and hand-quilted by Sue Gauldin (Hickman) in Mainz, FRG.

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Owned by Christopher Gauldin of Leesburg, VA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Quilt Sampler (Approximately 33″ x 60″)
Pieced and Hand Quilted by Sue Gauldin (Hickman)     Late 1980’s
Owned by Rev. and Mrs. Robert O. Shull of Herndon, VA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jacob’s Ladder – Pillow
Pieced and Hand Quilted by Sue Gauldin (Hickman)     Albuquerque, NM     Late 1980’s
Artist’s Personal Collection

 

Evergreen – Pillow
Pieced and Hand Quilted by Sue Gauldin (Hickman)     Mainz, FRG       Early 1980’s
Used fabrics found while living in Germany.
Artist’s Private Collection

 

Appliqued and Pieced Pillows made by Sue Gauldin (Hickman) using fabrics found while living in Germany
Made for a class teaching other military wives how to hand piece and applique.
Mainz, FRG     Early 1980’s
Artist’s Private Collection

 

To see more quilts made before 2008, check out the Accents for the Home category in Sue’s Quilt Gallery.