About the Quilter:
Dee Mueller-of Montgomery has been active in the Pike Road area for many years, participating in the Pike Road Civic Club, Pike Road Community Club, Pike Road Arts and Crafts Fair and the Pike Road Quilters. Dee began quilting in 1991 and has participated in several different quilting groups. She enjoys collecting fabrics from her travels across the US and other countries to be used in her quilts. She has made quilts for grandchildren and all of her siblings. She received her first training from her mother, who was a county agent in New Mexico.
Sweet Little Girls: This sweet child’s quilt was made from stamped designs of little girls which are colored with regular crayons and then ironed with wax paper to set the color. The little girls and then attached to twelve-inch blocks and Dee sashed between blocks with purple strips. It is completed with a yellow narrow border and wider pink print.
All My X’s: Dee Mueller collected red and white prints in Georgia, North Carolina, New Mexico, Arkansas and Alabama to put together this eye catching 64” x 70” quilt called all my X’s in a patchwork design using squares and triangles. It is a good lap size, but Dee uses at Christmas and Valentines to decorate. It is bordered in a red polka dot and bond in a bias red and white stripe.
Candle Wicking Quilt: Dee Mueller considers this quilt a special treasure as she made this quilt with her late mother in 1985. Candle wicking is a form of embroidery using heavy white thread on muslin. Pioneer women were very creative and used the thread used in candle making to embroider designs and create quilts.
Disappearing Four-Patch: Dee Mueller made this colorful quilt from 5” squares or you can purchase precut charm packs of 5” squares. Dee uses for color and decoration in her home.
Windmill Pattern: Dee Mueller observed an Amish lady sewing on a treadle sewing machine with this pattern and fabric and she just have to have the pattern. The pattern features windmill patterned squares followed by piano key border and then a solid yellow 5” border and bond in yellow. Dee has always liked the 1930 era fabrics, so this is a favorite for her.