Throughout her lifetime, Helen Ericson of Emporia, Kansas, created and hand-quilted greater than 200 full-sized quilts, taught quilting, offered 1000’s of quilt patterns and wrote a weekly newspaper column on quilting. She displayed her quilts at exhibitions throughout the U.S. In 1986, Ericson was named a Kansas Grasp Folks Artist.
Ericson’s quilts donated for the public sale embody the Feathered Star Quilt (pictured) made in 1984 — an 85- by 85-inch hand-quilted piece that received First Place on the Mid America Truthful in Topeka, Kansas, and two wall hangings, “Star Sampler” and “Stars in my Treasure Chest.” Twenty-five of Ericson’s award-winning quilts have been donated to the Worldwide Quilt Examine Heart & Museum.
When requested which quilt was her favourite, she would all the time reply, “That’s like asking me which son was my favourite baby. Every quilt has its charms, its issues, its makes use of and its joys.”
The present can even characteristic quilts and clothes created by award-winning quilter Kris Vierra; a Gem Quilt show by members and instructor MJ Kinman of Louisville, Kentucky; tons of of member-made entries (conventional, trendy and artwork quilts); problem quilts; previous presidents’ quilts made by LQG members since 1973; LQG group service tasks; pop-up retailers, lectures, demonstrations and a café.