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    I belong to a quilt guild in Lebanon, Oregon. These are pictures of my guild's quilted van and the Jefferson guild's quilted car parked outside Stitchin' Post during yesterday's Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. These vehicles drew a lot of attention. Most people stopped to ask questions and take pictures. I thought you might be interested in some of the story behind these quilted cars.

    The van's quilt was made completely from orphan blocks donated by guild members. The blocks were pressed, sandwiched with batting and backing, and lightly quilted. Then blocks were sewn together and fitted to the van. The van quilt is in 3 pieces (front, back, and middle) that are held together with velcro. See-through netting covers the windows. The van can be driven with the quilt on it, slowly, for parades.

    We think the "first" quilted car was made by a guild in Florida. A lady from the Jefferson guild made her car quilt (which covers a PT Cruiser). Several members of our guild worked on the van's quilt over a year's time, taking a long break because of the Oregon winter weather. We believe there are possibly another half dozen car quilts in the U.S.

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    I've never seen anything like this before.. this is so cool looking!!! Thank you so much for sharing the pics... :D

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    That's amazing!

    We have a classic car in the garage that is covered with old bed sheets. I can't let hubby see this pic, or he'll be demanding a quilt for his baby! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueChicken
    That's amazing!

    We have a classic car in the garage that is covered with old bed sheets. I can't let hubby see this pic, or he'll be demanding a quilt for his baby! LOL
    ROFL


    That is the coolest thing I have ever seen!
    Can't let DH see this, he'll want one for his tractor!

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    I have never seen a car cover quilted of fabric.. but I have seen a car painted in a quilting theme.. there is also a lady around Maryville that has a "pieced" VW... every panel is a different color.. and yes.. she had it painted that way...lol

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    Great car covers :)


    Blue,but doesn't his baby deserve the best you can make? ;) ;) LOL

    Aww C'mon Ninnie surely you could at least make him a quilted seat cover for his tractor ;)

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    Love them! What a fun project and way to promote a quilt shop! Thanks for sharing.

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    how cool is this!!!

    what an excellent use of left over blocks

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    I LOVE it. We have little home-town parades, and this would be a blast to drive in the parade, throwing candy at the youngsters. Thank you for sharing.

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    Who'da thunk it? Not me. I'll bet that gets alot of "wows."

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    :D :D :D Love it!!!

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    Oh, this is just so cool! I love it!

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    I've seen cars covered with all kinds of weird junk before, but these are gorgeous! Lots of work, but worth all your effort--they're amazing!

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    These pictures are way to cool!! :D
    I can only imagine how much work it
    must have taken to create this car
    quilt!! :D Great work, wonders never
    cease to amaze me. Thank you for
    sharing!!
    :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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    Those cars are really cool. Canīt imagine what the Guardia Civil would say if I did that, they would really flip. :D

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    Too cool :!: I've never seen anything like this. Simply amazing!

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    I like I like.

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    Wow! That is even more spectacular than the Bed that was a quilt they had at a national quilt show in PA several years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterflyspain
    Those cars are really cool. Canīt imagine what the Guardia Civil would say if I did that, they would really flip. :D
    There isn't a law against it, is there? They would probably just have to 'lump' it. You never know, they might just get out their mobile phones (cells) and take pictures of it!

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    oh my gosh that is too cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacelady
    Quote Originally Posted by Butterflyspain
    Those cars are really cool. Canīt imagine what the Guardia Civil would say if I did that, they would really flip. :D
    There isn't a law against it, is there? They would probably just have to 'lump' it. You never know, they might just get out their mobile phones (cells) and take pictures of it!
    The sheriff did come by and say he might have to give us a ticket for too many stitches. He said it several times, seemed to think it was funnier than it was, but we laughed anyway. He did have a gun. :wink:


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    Wow -- those are just totally awesome!!

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    Love your cars!!!! Those are wonderful!!! Good call on the sheriff LMBO :D :D :D

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    That's very cool looking.
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    [QUOTE

    We think the "first" quilted car was made by a guild in Florida. A lady from the Jefferson guild made her car quilt (which covers a PT Cruiser). Several members of our guild worked on the van's quilt over a year's time, taking a long break because of the Oregon winter weather. We believe there are possibly another half dozen car quilts in the U.S.
    [/QUOTE]

    perhaps i have too much time on my hands today...but i just had to do this......

    http://www.zapmeta.com/?query=quilte...dimension&sr=r

    here are four pages of some fabulously quilted cars. enjoy.
    the rogue quilter - in from wandering in the sun and snow with camera in hand.

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