Southport Quilters Guild
2021 Sewcially Distanced Quilt Show
Sewcial Distancing MKE
Category 2 - Large, Smallest Side 60" or More,
Quilted on a Longarm Machine
by Donna Makouske
Quilted by Judy Johnson
I offered to make a quilt for my son, Dan and his wife, Caley, who live in Milwaukee. Their guest bedroom has a Milwaukee theme and they asked my to make an oversized queen quilt in the design of the People's Flag of Milwaukee. I couldn't find a pattern, so I designed my own by plotting the design on graph paper. The quilt was designed in long strips which were then sewn together. I used LOTS of different blue and yellow fabrics and even included a yellow fabric that has Milwaukee landmarks on it! Judy Johnson was able to quilt it horizontally so that the quilting motif looks like waves in the water and clouds in the sky. This project kept me busy during the coronavirus lockdown in the spring and summer of 2020.
The quilt is based on this People's Flag of Milwaukee.
One of the yellow fabrics used shows Milwaukee landmarks such as Miller Park, the Hoan Bridge, the art museum, the North Point lighthouse and many more.