Like a Little Bling in Your Christmas Quilt?

Christmas in July, by Marva Swanson, 2008.

Crystals have been all the rage for the last few years in the quilting world. It is no surprise that they would end up in Christmas quilts.

Christmas in July, created by Marva Swanson, will appeal to all of those who like a little bling in their quilts.  The picture does not do justice to this quilt because there are  hundreds of red crystals adorn this quilt. It is quite striking when you see it in person.

This quilt is currently part of the Clara Ford Foundation Christmas Tour of Quilts at the Helene S. Mills Senior Mult-Purpose Center, 515 John Wesley Dobbs  Drive, Atlanta.

Get a Life!

Get a Life, by Vickie Clark, 2009. Photo by India Brantley.

Get a Life! was the featured quilt in the September 6, 2009 edition of the Start Your Week With a Quilt© newsletter. It was created by Vickie Clark. This quilt was recently featured in the Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilt Show where it was voted “Best of Show” by the viewers.

Get a Life! is a kaleidoscope quilt. A kaleidoscope quilt results in a unique symmetrical design. They have been made popular by quilter Paula Nadelstern, who has turned them into an art form.

Vickie Clark

However, it is not the quilting that stopped people in their tracks. It is the exquisite beading that Vickie added to the quilt after it was quilted. This quilt has over 10,000 beads in the border alone!


Vickie says it took her four years to finish this 58 x 72 inch quilt. If you haven’t guessed already, that’s where the quilt gets its name!

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