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Lap Throw Quilts & Large Wall Quilts

I AM an Artisan

(60″ sq.)     Berryville, VA     2/2017
Award winning… This quilt was designed, pieced, embellished, and free motion quilted by Sue Hickman and was one of fourteen finalists selected in internationally known designer, Kaffe Fassett’s, I Am An Artisan Challenge and toured nationally with the exhibit of the same name .

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Whimsically Bohemian

(65.5″ x 63.5″)
Designed, pieced, and quilted by Sue Hickman Berryville, VA 6/2019
Usually when creating a kaleidoscope quilt I’m working with only one main fabric, but these two were, simply put, meant to go together and this border hugs them perfectly. This quilt’s name says it all… Whimsically Bohemian.


Koi Uncorked

(60″ wide x 52.5″ long)
Designed, pieced, appliqued, and quilted by Sue Hickman     Berryville, VA     4/2019

Koi means love in Japanese? How about that!
I also learned that in Japan, koi symbolizes many good qualities. Known to swim against the current and overcome great obstacles, koi symbolize strength, courage, patience, and success through perseverance. As koi can grow very large and live a long life, they have become a symbol of prosperity and good luck. Their slow, graceful movements also symbolize peace and tranquility.
That is what I’ve always found when beside a koi pond… peace and tranquility.
When I saw this fabric, I knew in an instant I wanted to kaleidoscope it and the result is just what I hoped.

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Scrappy Kaffe

(69″ wide x 77.5″ long)
Designed and pieced by Sue Hickman, 1-2013       Berryville, VA       1/2013

This colorful quilt was inspired by the bright, bold, beautiful fabrics of Kaffe Fassett.

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Star Bright

(67″ Sq.)
Pieced by Sue Hickman and finished with long-arm machine quilting. 12/2015

Using ‘Hubble’ – a Schnibbles pattern by Carrie Nelson, published by Miss Rosie’s Quilt Co.

Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight, I wish I may, I wish I might, have the wish I wish tonight…. Let this large lap or wall quilt help make your dreams come true.

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Shuffling Hexagons

(52.75″ wide x 54.75″ long)
Pieced by Sue Hickman finished with long-arm quilting.     Berryville, Va     8/2014

This nearly square quilt contains rectangles and pentagons that resulted from the shuffling of hexagons per Moda’s Hexagon Shuffle pattern. Quilted circles and ovals soften the angularity of the modern piecing.

This quilt showed at the 2015 Northern Shenandoah Valley Quilt Show in Berryville, Va and earned the Viewer’s Choice 2nd Place award in the Modern Quilt Category.

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Retail Therapy

(56.5″ Sq)
I’m not really a “shopper”.  I’m not one to enjoy browsing at the “mall”… but when feeling overwhelmed with numerous life challenges over which I had no control I couldn’t resist a spur of the moment stop in one of my favorite local quilt shops where I found these cheerful, fun fabrics perfect for a pattern I’d been meaning to make for years. Ta da… and, yes, completing the process did make me feel much better.  

Using Debbie Maddy’s Calico Carriage Quilt Designs ‘Labyrinth’ pattern, this lap or large wall quilt was pieced by Sue Hickman and finished with long-arm quilting.  9/2014

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Four-Inch Five-Squared

(43″ Square)
Four inch blocks, traditionally pieced and quilted by Sue Hickman     Berryville, VA     3/2018

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Enjoying Wildflowers Along the Way 

(53″ wide x 66″ long)
Designed and pieced by Sue Hickman and finished with long-arm quilting.  7/2016

This lap or large wall quilt began with a beautiful wildflower batik fabric found this spring while on vacation in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I loved the colors and the unique design repeated throughout the fabric. Once home, I fussy-cut each focus flower and considered how I would lay them out to highlight these beautiful squares. Simple ‘rails’ of two coordinating fabric with some plain green squares and a border completed the design.

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Pops of Paradise

(51.25″ wide x 56.5″ long)
A kaleidoscope quilt, pieced and layout designed by Sue Hickman and finished with long-arm quilting. 11/2011

This beautifully kaleidoscoped lap or large wall quilt reminds me of our trips to Hawaii and its lovely, fragrant plumeria flowers.

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Birds of a Purple Feather Flock Together… Tweet, Tweet, Tweet

(42.5″ wide x 49″ long)
Pieced and quilted by Sue Hickman     Berryville, VA      7/2018

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