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Southport Quilters Guild

2021 Sewcially Distanced Quilt Show

Dogwood Apple Blossom Medallion

Category 1 - Large, Smallest Side 60" or More, 

Quilted by Hand or on a Domestic Sewing Machine

by Della Kiest-Walser and Sherilyn Klamm

Quilted by Sherilyn Klamm

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This quilt was made from a kit released in 1943. Della Kiest-Walser (1880-1951) had completed 98% of the hand applique and 50% of the embroidery before she died. At the time she was working on this quilt, she lived in the house where Abraham Lincoln stayed in 1858 during the Lincoln-Douglas debate in Anna, IL. Her great-grandson asked me to finish the quilt Sept- Dec 2020. Some applique pieces were missing and only half the embroidery was done. I finished it for him in loving memory of his great-grandmother.

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All photos courtesy of

Big G Photography.

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