A “Bed -Turning”……………………….

Which, in this case, was 3 beds!! A “bed-turning” is a quilt show where the quilts are layered on a bed and, after each story/history is told,the top quilt is folded/turned back to reveal the next. This type of display works best when the number of viewers is on the lower side so that all may be able to observe….and hear…. what is to follow. In this case, S.E.A.M.S. (South East Area Machine Stitchers) member, Liz, presented quilts from her collection that she had either purchased (very few for this event) or made herself (by far the majority you are about to see!!!!). My friends, if only you could have been there to see first-hand the amazing piecing and stitching Liz has done!!!!!

So, once again, grab a cuppa and sit back and enjoy. With each reveal came the history (if heirloom) or the creative “spark” that resulted in Liz’s original works of art. Note: Liz has many of her original patterns available for sale….see here…….the 1st bed….


On to the second, “chenille” turning. The top coverlet was a beautiful old chenille. From there we were invited to view Liz’s creations………………


Please, note that the lattice strips in this set of quilts are the chenille!!! Such a great effect!!!!!!!








Hello, Liz!!


On to the 3rd bed……………….


I must jump in, here, and tell you that those circles (above) are NOT applique but pieced in! Yup! Time for a closer look????


Not being able to see the forest for the trees (her quilt title was based on this thought and, of course, I can’t remember the wording!!), so she showed the back where the quilting definitely illustrates………………..


The quilt, in the 3 photos above, contain finished squares that are 1/2”………..yes, you read that right. Sigh………..

A big thank you to Liz for organizing and sharing only a part of her 200+ quilts and to Joan for opening her lovely home to us.

Til next time…..I’ll leave you all to absorb a bit more of this………….


About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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23 Responses to A “Bed -Turning”……………………….

  1. KerryCan says:

    What a beautiful and eclectic assortment of quilts! I’m a total sucker for the vintage ones, I must admit!

  2. witchylin says:

    They are all wonderful quilts but the two that wowed me most are the “wood from the trees” and the blue circle design. It looks like a picture pf a planet revolving in space and has so much movement. Liz certainly has a magical eye for quilting.

  3. OK, Liz made ALL of these quilt?

    My grandma used to show her quilt tops in this manner. She would take me into her spare bedroom and show me quilt top upon quilt top layered upon the bed. I had no idea there was a name for this.

    Finally, I need an idea for an easy baby quilt using embroidered rectangles. Where did Liz find the nursery rhyme pattern? Or, I am looking for any embroidery idea.

    • treadlemusic says:

      I’ve edited the post (near the beginning) to include her original pattern availability. The embroidery patterns were from years ago but, I believe, she has located current versions. Her tele. # and e-mail are in the edit. I’m glad you found this post enjoyable. Hugs……………. (still prayin’)

  4. mtetar says:

    The last is my first yet they’re all beautiful. Blessings Always, Mtetar

  5. sharechair says:

    wow…. each one was more beautiful than the next!!!

  6. Vicki in MN says:

    Great show!

  7. ivoryspring says:

    What an amazing show of quilts – thanks for sharing!

  8. Thread crazy says:

    Umm….me thinks we have a long ways to go before we catch up with her 200 quilts! What beautiful quilts, especially the last one. One talented lady!!

  9. Thanks for the show. That last one is absolutely breath taking.

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    • treadlemusic says:

      Thank you so much for sharing! This long-arm quilters’ group is filled with phenomenal creative talent……totally inspiring , motivating and challenging!!!! Hugs comin’ at y’all……..

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