Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The Quilt Pics are in and An Artist Gathering Planned

Finally I got pics and can post 'em. Yeah!!!   This exhibit is truly spectacular and can only be fully appreciated in person.  I hope you get a chance to see them. Important info and pics follow.
                                                Thanks from Patt (pictured) and Kelly
                              (Kelly's quilt: "Greetings From California" shown below.)

                                                        BIG ANNOUNCEMENT:

The West Coast Premiere is coming up soon at The Road To California Quilt Show Thursday Jan 24th thru Sunday 27, 2013 ( info at  If you are attending that show/taking classes,  premiere night preceeds the show on Wednesday Evening. All participating Route 66 artists  are invited to a gathering on Wednesday Jan 23rd 6:30pm in room 102 ( located on the first floor across from ballroom doors in main hallway) of the Ontario, Ca. Convention Center. When the ballroom doors open at 7pm...participating artists are invited to stand with the Route 66 exhibit to answer questions about their work.  Show attendees love getting to talk with artists.! Kelly and I will be there for certain. We hope to meet as many of you as can attend.

 THANK YOU to all artists and volunteers participating!   I've dropped in pics of both common panels and individual quilts.  This is the longest blog post in History!!!   ..and now you know what I did on New Years Day and the day after!!!.. ;-)
                                Beginning at the West Coast moving East to Chicago

California had so many entries we have a added half panel for 4 four more quilts. All panels are the same height .. all but this one are 10 feet wide. Two states (California and Arizona) had so many entries... we occasionally overflowed some quilts into other panels.  Sometimes the math is perfect... sometimes not so!
                               Now some individual pics of quilts shown on these panels...
                              The Madonna Statue in Upland Ca - Carol Ann Ferrari-Rogers
Valerie Victorino - Cucamonga
          Cucamonda Service Station- Beth Stanton ( Now Rancho Cucamonga )
The Pasadena Bridge
Sue Rasmussen
 Orange Groves near Pomona
Sharon Schlotzhauer 

Mojave Nation at Kelso Dunes near The Ariz. border
by Eileen Wintemute

Wigwam Motel Rialto by Rita Suthers

Santa Monica Pier- Kelly Gallagher-Abbott

Hollywood and Vine by Cheryl Stone

Hollywood by Sandra Takaro-Miller

The Giant Orange - Diane  Reese

 Jeanie Palmer Moore -Amboy Ca

First the state panel:

 On Watch in Arizona by Karon Cornell

Petrified Forest by Vicki Bohnhoff

 Arizona Wigwam Motel by Dawn Miller 

Hackberry Station by Anne Copeland 

The Mojave River by Roberta Lagomarsini (near Victorville, Ca) 

Oatman Propector by Marilyn Fromherz

A Cool Car for Cool Springs- Darlene Garsecki

Burroville by Vinda Robison 
A special thanks to Vinda and countless others for their time/help
 volunteered to get things done and ready to ship

First the overall panel
Exciting Quilts :
Inspired by Acoma Pueblo Pottery - Diane Mooradian

 Chapel San Miguel by Paulette Landers

Burma Shave.... New Mexico by Nancy Chocek

Highways and Byways - Balloon Festival by Cena Harmon 

Family Reunion at The Balloon Festival - Janmarie Halliday

The Heart Of New Mexico by Patricia Joy

Open Road by Elizabeth Lonnquist 

Inscription Rock by Afton Warrick

Great State of TEXAS
The Overall Panel Pic

Sunflowers by Gina Darlington ( enjoyed in Arizona)
 Leaning Water Tower by Naomi Weidner
                                                    Bow Tie Windmills Ann Turley

                                        Devils Rope Museum- by Nancy Dickey
                                              (You have to see the quilting up close.. WOW!                        
                                                  I Love Texas  by Marilyn Egler

Magnolia Gas Station by Georgianne Kandler

Cadillac Ranch by Deborah Stanley

The Panel:

Blue Skies on Route 66 ( Amboy, Ca) by Darlene Schrag

The Round Barn by Robin Grube

Made for Carolyn Reese (
Carolyn's WWII memories-  by Patt Blair

Driving The Mother Road by Jan Holzbauer

California or Bust by Mary Ann Hildebrand

Hurray for Neon by Darlene Schrag
Galena Kansas- Kanotex Station by Kimberly Mills

Missouri and Illinois
The overall panel... 

MISSOURI- The Show Me State

Show Me - by Mary Alyce Tabar 

Gateway to Missouri by Bridget Ochs

Meremec Cave Stanton Mo.- by Pat Masterson

 At The Start: ILLINOIS

Beginning The Mother Road- Patt Blair

The Luna Cafe by Phyllis Campbell

Nostalgic Memories-The Ariston Cafe by Nita Markos

McLean County Illinois by Janet Pugh

I don't think I missed any quilt but if you read this without having seen your traveling quilt... holler!
Happy New Year 2013!!!!


  1. Wow! I wish I was seeing this in person at Road to California. This is an amazing exhibit! Well done to everyone that participated:)

  2. Thanks Patt for posting the quilts, they will be so fun to see at Road! Are you eating dinner Wednesday night? I am going to try to come. Thanks again to Kelly and her crew!

  3. Thanks so much for posting all the pictures! I arrive at Road on Friday evening, so I will miss the quilters gathering -- any chance I will see Patt and/or Kelly on the weekend? Hope so. Looking forward to seeing the exhibit in person!
    Phyllis Campbell (Illinois)

  4. This was really nice to honor route 66. I remember it and all the songs. I know some of the old signs are still up. I loved all the quilts.

  5. What a wonderful exhibit - thanks for posting all the pics! I'm looking forward to seeing the quilts next week at Road2California, and hope to meet you and Kelly. Sorry to miss the quilter's gathering, I don't arrive until Friday evening. Phyllis (The Luna Cafe, Illinois)

  6. FANTASTIC!!!!! I am sooo happy to see artists are coming to see this exhibit. You all need be very proud of your work. A little news... Gammill is sending Kelly to Austria to do some training so she will miss our event. Argh! Patt

  7. I just now found this post, and wanted to thank you for posting all the pictures of this wonderful exhibit. It's a big job to process and post all the pictures with their attributions! I hope to see it in person, if it travels to Texas.

  8. Also there is a quilt about route 66 in the Hispanic cultural center made by New Mexico Quilt Association which was made 8 or 9 years ago

  9. I so enjoyed your posting about all these Route 66 quilts. Wish I could have seen them all at R2C. Great job putting it all together.