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

Pre-2008

Paper Pieced Tulips

Pieced and hand quilted by Sue Gauldin (Hickman)        Cross Junction, Va       1994

This Mary Herschleb of MH Designs ‘Tulip’ 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.

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Under the Sea

Designed, pieced and hand quilted by Sue Hickman represents sights seen during our family’s snorkeling adventures in Hawaii and Aruba.

Owned by Chris Gauldin of Leesburg, VA
Another unique, yet similar Under the Sea quilt owned by Andrew Gauldin of Front Royal, VA

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.

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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.

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Country Summer

(26.5″   x 22.5″)
Pieced and hand quilted by Sue Hickman   Berryville, Va    2000

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Father’s Ties

(40″ x 36″)
Designed, 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
Using Vicki DeCuyper’s, of DeCuyper Trading Co., ‘Folk Art Favorites’ (I and II) patterns.
These mini 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

Owned by the Chris Gauldin Family, Leesburg, VA

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

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Patriotic Hearts

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

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Flag

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

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“A” is for Apple

(12.5″ Sq.)
Pieced, embroidered, and hand quilted by Sue Gauldin (Hickman) for their Home School classroom  1997.
Black Mountain Quilts ‘Apples’ pattern.

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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.

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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.

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Spring Flowers

(31″ Sq.)
Pieced and hand quilted by Sue Gauldin (Hickman)  Cross Junction, Va  Mid-1990″s

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Freedom

(31.5″ Sq.)
Designed, pieced and hand quilted by Sue Gauldin (Hickman)   Cross Junction, Va  5/1994

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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.

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A Long Winter for Neighbors & Friends

(31″ x 30.5″)
This top was made with shared hand pieced blocks (designed by Sue) 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.
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.

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Hearts

(31.5″ Sq.)
Pieced and hand quilted by Sue Gauldin (Hickman) in memory of my first husband, KLG Jr. )
Kathleen Ann Love’s ‘Hearts & Star’ pattern.
This quilt showed at the 2008 Northern Shenandoah Valley Quilt Show, held in Berryville, Va.

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Preoccupation

(66″ x 51.5″)
A Friendship Quilt made with neighbor and friend, Nancee Groh – El Paso, TX  1991
Hand pieced and quilted by Sue Gauldin (Hickman) using blocks made by Nancee Groh.
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.
This quilt showed at the 2008 Northern Shenandoah Valley Quilt Show, held in Berryville, Va.

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A Family Tree for the Drake’s 60th Wedding Anniversary

(70.5″ x 43″)Designed, pieced, and appliqued 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.”
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.

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Barn Raising  – Tied Log Cabin

(Queen-sized)      Early 1990’s
Traditional Log Cabin pattern, 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.

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Hospitality

(22.5″ x 21″)
Pieced, appliqued, and hand quilted by Sue Gauldin (Hickman)
Ft. Bliss, TX    Early 1990s

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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, in Artist’s Private Collection, and Linda Heater of Emmaus, PA.

A Patriotic Heart

(66″ x 39″)
Panel, hand quilted by Sue Gauldin (Hickman) while her husband (KLG, Jr.) was a patient at Walter Reed Army Hospital, Washington, DC 1990

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Double Wedding Ring Throw

(70″ x 33.75″)
Panel, 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)
Designed, pieced, appliqued, and hand quilted by Sue Gauldin (Hickman) in Albuquerque, NM.

Owned by Christopher Gauldin of Leesburg, VA.
This quilt’s signatue block

Precious Moments

(1985)
Appliqued, embroidered, embellished, and hand-quilted by Sue Gauldin (Hickman) in Mainz, FRG in advance of the birth of her first child.

Owned by Christopher Gauldin of Leesburg, VA. for Anika Leigh Gauldin

A Quilt Sampler

(Approximately 33″ x 60″)
Designed using traditional blocks, 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
Traditional block, pieced and hand quilted by Sue Gauldin (Hickman)     Albuquerque, NM     Late 1980’s

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Evergreen

Pillow
Traditional block, pieced and hand quilted by Sue Gauldin (Hickman)     Mainz, FRG       Early 1980’s
Used fabrics found while living in Germany.

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Pillows

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

Pillows are in Artist’s Private Collection

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