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Show & Share: Joy Schlochtermeier

We would like to welcome everyone to share our love of quilting. We learn from each other in our classes at KQO plus the friends we make in Kansas.  March is national quilt month. In Ellinwood, we have a display of our beautiful quilts at our library . We have 7 KQO members that belong to Twilight Stitchers. Our preschool library class got so inspired looking at our quilt display that they made their own display with movable colored blocks as you can see in the picture.

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Joy Schlochtermeier attended the KQO meeting at Dodge City in 2016 and took a class from Jodi Barrows. The name of the quilt is Prairie Claw found in the book (Square in a Square) by Jodi Barrows. For my fabric, I picked out browns, greens, and creams. My friend, Rose Cantrell from Lawrence who is a KQO member, went with me. We got the material and took the class together. My sister-in-law took the class with us. I had Teresa Farrar, from Medicine Lodge, machine quilt it for me. It was not finished until 2018 but I was pleased with the quilt and the good times I had with my friends as we figured out how to do the pattern.

Joy Quilt


Melinda Axman, from Larned, also attended the KQO class from Jodi Barrows, Prairie Claw found in the book Square in a Square. She chose three gray fabrics and a yellow in her quilt. (You can see how color can make a difference in your quilt). She quilted her quilt on her regular sewing machine. She learned to do the redwork quilting from Gwen Rankin at KQO in 2015. She combined her two classes and made an amazing quilt. She finished her quilt in 2017.

Melinda Axman


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