Mission Quilt Show 18th Annual

18th Annual Mission Quilt Show

On exhibit January 13th - February 16th, 2024 Hours of Operation Mon. - Fri. (8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

"My Beloved" Mission

quilter: Diorica McAllen Perez


This wall hanging symbolizes our state of Texas, but capitalizes on our city of Mission. I was born and raised in Mission and I've seen our city change and grow throughout the years since I was a child. I love the Texas cactus, especially when it blooms and gives us delicious fruit. As you travel around the state, I enjoy the beauty of our state flower, the Bluebonnet and enjoy the butterflies all over our city. God bless Texas and God bless my "Beloved" Mission.

Jamie's Spirit

quilter: Debbie Cullinan

Machine-quilted Bed Quilt

I first saw the horse panel at Gone Quiltin' in Bandera, Texas. It screamed my very good friend/cousin, who raised and raced horses. The quit shop cautioned that the diamonds were very difficult to sew, and I took that as a personal challenge. I purchased the horse panel in Bandera. I then "googled" the fabric line call Spirited, by Norcott, found the pattern "Run With Me" featuring the horse panel, and purchased it online. And then began the treasure hunt for the coordinating fabrics, which were secured, after extensive searching, across 1700 miles from three different quilt shops as well as a couple online sites. The pattern instructions were for a throw-sized quilt. I modified it to make a queen-sized one. This included more than doubling the number of "challenging" diamonds, making the running horse fabric into a mitered-corner border, and adding other borders. I made a clear template in order to fussy cut the blue diamond shapes so that each contains a complete horse and yes, the fabric looked like Swiss cheese after the fourteen were cut from it. The 392 small triangles surrounding the blue diamond shapes were quite the challenge and I must admit I reached the "point" of exhaustion. I did my own machine quilting and am very proud of how the quilt turned out. In recognition of my cousin's loving free spirit, I named this quilt Jamie's Spirit. She was overwhelmed when she saw it and, so, my heart is full.

Camp Milbridge Log Cabin

quilter: Anita Milbridge

Machine-quilted Bed Quilt

I used leftover materials from projects I and my mother created, and wanted to create a quilt longing for the past.

Tipsy Tumbler

quilter: Anna M. Limbaugh

Wall Hanging

A friend showed me this pattern. It looked like it would be fun to make, and so here it is to bring a smile and a chuckle.

My Village

quilter: Sylvia C. Pahl

Machine-quilted Bed Quilt

I was working on a sampler quilt that included a row of these little houses and condos. Not being inspired by the blocks I had already completed for this sampler, I jumped ahead to the little houses and condos. I challenged myself to complete a quilt entirely of rows of little houses and condos. Originally, I was just going to do four rows of scrappy houses to represent the four seasons. However, after I had finished the four rows, it didn't look quite right, so I added the Christmas Lane as the top row. I then decided to assign a home to each of my sibilings so I had their names embroidered on some of the roofs, strategically spaced. It has become a legacy quilt. Machine embroidery by Lydia Pena and Ruth MacDowell.


quilter: Eileen Hansen

Hand-quilted Bed Quilt

Use up leftovers!

Victory Quilt

quilter: Amalia Hensley

Machine-quilted Bed Quilt

This patriotic quilt was made with much love, admiration, and respect for my hero and husband, David Hensley, for his service in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Your bravery and service will never be forgotten. I would like to pay homage to author and fellow quilter, Eleanor Burns, for inspiring me with her book Victory Quilts: A Quilt in a Day, 1940's Sampler Quilts. According to Burns, "Victory quilts represent a look back in history to the 1940s and life on the home front during the war years. This sampler quilt offers patterns and techniques for 20 blocks, each representing a slice of history to tell. The blocks are traditional patterns popular during that era and each with a symbolic remembrance". It is my sincerest hope that this quilt that was made to "cover us", is a reflection and representation of the protection and safety that is given by veterans. We stand with you in love for God, family, freedom, and country.

Hook, Line & Sinker

quilter: Audrey Stewart

Machine-quilted Bed Quilt

My inspiration came from a pattern developed by Meg Hawkey with Crabapple Hill. I believe it was a block of the month using imaginary places reflecting a fisherman's dream. Her quilt was lap size and Crayola was used to highlight the design. In 2023, my brother built a small fishing lodge as a getaway from a high-stress job. I was inspired by this quilt to adapt it to reflect his house on Kaw Lake in Oklahoma. I modified the pattern to include additional blocks and increased it to a queen size. I chose my own embroidery colors and changed up the names to fit his personality and location. In addition I used mixed media of ink paint, Crayola, and colored pencils applied over fabric medium to retain the color permanency through the life of the quilt. The pattern was purchased as one unit but it did take me almost a year to complete. As an afterthought I placed the label on the front of the quilt. The machine quilting added the serenity of a calm lake.

Welcome Fall

quilter: Jo Beth Dausch

Machine-quilted Bed Quilt

This quilt was such a pleasure to make. The blocks represent some of the many things that occur in the fall. Poet Laura Jaworski wrote: "Autumn holds a wonder all its own".

Northwest Version of Northern

quilter: Sue Chambers

Machine-quilted Bed Quilt

The quilt consists of assorted blocks with raw edge appliqué along with personal pictures. Images include a field of flowers from Oregon, husband and kayak on Twin Lakes, Oregon, foxglove from an herb book, sea lion from the internet, etc.

El Gato Tambor

quilter: Bonnie M. Hall

Wall Hanging

Can you see me? If not, step back and look again. Still can't see me? I'm good at hiding in plain sight. Best way to see me is to take a photo. I usually magically appear. I was created from a Legit paper piecing pattern called "Drum, the Cat". It took 117 paper piecing pages, my own fabric, and three weeks.

On the Go

quilter: Sharalan Keppy

Machine-quilted Bed Quilt

I need to thank my five Iowa cousins for giving me the inspiration and encouragement to start quilting. They are all experienced quilters, while I was experienced in clothes sewing. I had never attempted doing a quilt. So, in my inexperience and being naïve, I jumped right in! Little did I realize I had a very huge learning curve. This took place in the summer of 2017. Two of us traveled to quilting shops within a four-hour drive of Davenport, Iowa to collect kits or the patterns for the International Row by Row adventure. The theme was "On the Go," hence the name of my quilt. I collected mostly patterns. In 2017 all the rows created were of the same size! This fortunate quilting provision has not occurred since. I was so gung-ho that I asked friends from north Texas, South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska and Massachusetts if they would be willing to go to the shops whose names I provided and request a free pattern. Everyone was enthusiastic to help. I knew these patterns would be perfect to make a quilt for our RV. Then on to my first quilting group. Whoa! What a shock to learn I was completely inept to start this quilt. So, it was packed away until 2023 when I decided to get brave and give it a whirl as our RV was waiting for a new bed cover and I had developed a little experience in quilting. Since each Row by Row's design was different with different sewing requirements, it truly was a learning and fun experience. During the years from 2017 to 2023 my husband and I took many RV trips with a company named Fantasy RV Tours besides the trips and adventures we did on our own. Each Fantasy rally gave both of us a commemorative pin. What better place to put these for remembrance than on the quilt? When it was time to machine quilt, I wanted the stitching to have meaning also. Thus, the meandering stitch on the body to remind us to enjoy each day as we "meander" through life. Plus, flowers on the sashing to say remember to "smell the flowers" along the way!

A Pocket Full of Posies

quilter: Charlotte Vescova

Wall Hanging

Upon deciding to piece and quilt a mini quilt, I had taken great pleasure in sorting through my tiny floral fabric. If ever I am at a garage sale or formal quilting show, my eye candy magnetically draws me to tiny, itty-bitty floral designs. Even better, they are usually of an older print which I love to renew and keep alive as though they were in my garden. I have found in the years of quilting, these tiny prints tend to get lost in a large quilt. So, let's let them shine!! I pieced the quilt thinking of flower bouquets, and to center with them a Mini Dresden Plate derived from my German heritage. My quilt consists of long arm quilting and microstitch free motion quilting. And of course, I needed to add mini floral flying geese caressing all my posies! What fun and delight I found in composing my quilt, "A Pocket Full of Posies"!

New York Beauty Quilt

quilter: Jessee Province

Machine-quilted Bed Quilt

I loved making this quilt because every block was a different pattern and used different fabric. If I made this quilt again, I would not make the same large border as it was tedious to make. I free motion, free style quilted it on my home machine. Quite a challenge.

Give it a Whirl

quilter: Dee Pemberton

Machine-quilted Bed Quilt

After the last couple of years with Covid hanging over our heads, I decided I needed to make something happy and colorful. A friend gave me a package of fabric and a pattern. It's colorful and happy, so I gave it a whirl!