Gwen Gwinner Quilts

Around 20 years ago, Gwen’s daughter asked her to make a memory quilt from the clothes from a family member that had passed away. With basic sewing skills, she knew how to cut and sew the many blocks that eventually became a quilt top.

Wanting to learn hand quilting, Gwen purchased a quilt frame from a shop, and a Mennonite friend sat down to show her the process of hand quilting.

Gwen’s passion for quilt-making in the traditional Mennonite style has continued since that day! Gwen says, “It always amazes me how a bit of fabric can become beautiful quilts. I enjoy the process to the very last stitch!”

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  • 'Antique Roses' is a two-color quilt. The roses are a vintage print on a red background, and I used a tan fabric on the "light side" pathway of the quilt.   All the roses, leaves and vines are  quilted in burgundy thread.  The back of the quilt is a traditional cream color muslin.   The length of the quilt can be folded up over the pillows,  and the roses are quilted across it,  as well as at the bottom border, finished with diagonal quilted lines.    The quilt  measures 96 inches wide and 106 inches long.   (the bottom border is folded up over the footboard to show the quilting).
  • Though a simple pattern, this quilt is striking in the snow-white solid and deep blue fabric with tiny stars.  The quilting motif is water-waves that set the boats  "a-sailing".  The backing is the same solid white fabric.   This quilt measures 37 inches by 47 inches.
  • This Feathered Star quilt is an heirloom quality quilt that will dress a bed nicely in a formal style.  The star is centered in the quilt with the cross hatching grid, and the cable motif borders the quilt at the top.  The pillow covering has a feathered heart with fronds. The borders are quilted in straight lines with a double plain cable and a feathered cable that intertwines,  making a beautiful finishing touch to the borders.  This is an extra large queen size quilt that will fit a high profile bed,  measuring 102 inches by 112 inches.
  • This is number three of the bow ties quilts,  in the same pastel colors.  There is the small sweet pea-color border,  with a solid white border quilted with a swag motif and fans.  It is quilted with grid lines throughout the center which emphasizes the bows.  The backing is the same cream color solid fabric.  This quilt measures 54 inches by 42 inches.
  • This is the second of the dimensional pastel bow ties quilt, with hearts quilted throughout the center,  a small sweet pea color border, and a solid white border quilted in the diagonal lines.  The backing is the solid same sweet pea color.          It measures 55 inches by 43 inches.
  • These pretty pastel dimensional bow ties make this quilt something a bit different, and was made as a baby or crib quilt.  The border is a sweet pea color, and is quilted in diagonal lines,  with hearts quilted throughout the center.  The bow ties are folded in such a way to add the dimension when sewn as blocks.  The backing is solid white.  This quilt measures 55 inches by 45 inches.
  • This is a pretty Trip Around the World wall hanging in the teals, orange, peach and brown color-way.  It measures 42 inches square.  The quilting is a straight grid in the center with diagonal lines in the border.  A sleeve is on the back for hanging,  or it could also be used as a table topper.
  • This Double Nine Patch Scrappy Wall hanging measures 34.5 x 34.5 inches,  with nine-patch cornerstones in the sashings.   The quilting motifs are simple cables, and hearts quilted in the blocks. The backing is cream-color muslin,  and a sleeve is attached for hanging.  It would also make a pretty table topper,  or a dolly quilt.
  • This Double Nine Patch wall hanging measures 31" x 31", with nine-patch cornerstones in the sashings.   A simple cable motif is quilted in the sashings, and hearts are quilted within the blocks.   The backing is cream-color muslin, and a sleeve is attached for hanging.  It would also make a pretty table topper, or a dolly quilt.
  • This Scrappy Double Nine Patch wall hanging measures 31" x 31",  with nine- patch cornerstones in the sashings.  The quilting motifs are hearts quilted within the blocks, and a simple cable in the sashings.    The backing is creme colored muslin, and a sleeve is attached for hanging.    It would also make a nice table top cover,  or a dolly quilt.
  • This is a sweet vintage nine patch quilt made from reproduction vintage fabric with little sailors, anchors, stripes, and more that signifies Navy days.  The backing is solid white muslin,  and the quilt measures 41 inches by 49 inches.  
  • This Nine Patch quilt is made in complementary colors of aqua, pinks, teals, and more, and the white blocks have tiny little flowered designs.  The border is quilted in a wonderful cable motif,  and the backing is solid white muslin.  This quilt measures 50.5 inches wide and 60 inches long.

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