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Thread: The Supper Quilt by Donald Locke

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    I had the great pleasure of meeting Donald Locke and his wife at a quilt show in Owen Wisconsin. It was an amazing piece of art. Has anyone else seen it? Here are a few photo's from the show.

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    All I can say is "WOW". This is amazing.

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    Oh my....speechless!!!!

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    Statistics: There are 51,816 pieces of fabric. Each piece measures 1/2 inch on edge. 350 different fabrics. The entire quilt is 67 inches high and 183 inches wide.
    Amazing!!!

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    This is only Dr.Locke's 2nd quilt. He is from Texas and a retired dentist. This quilt was pieced on a feather weight.His first quilt is a picture of him and his wife. They travel all over the world with this quilt. Isn't it amazing?

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    Wow!! Seriously......that is breathtaking!

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    I have a photo of him holding that quilt but have to crop it first.
    nana katie have you seen this? Being from Texas I would think you have seen this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie_Sue
    I had the great pleasure of meeting Donald Locke and his wife at a quilt show in Owen Wisconsin. It was an amazing piece of art. Has anyone else seen it? Here are a few photo's from the show.
    Beautiful !!! :)

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    Gorgeous!

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    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by boohoofish
    All I can say is "WOW". This is amazing.
    Ditto

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    amazing!

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    very breathtaking. only his second quilt. so many little pieces... Thank you for sharing.

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    I have seen this quilt before and it still amazes me.

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    Yes, I have met Donald Locke too. He came to our quilt show in September 2010. He had one heck of a long-armer!
    I know that he spent so much time picking out and arranging his fabrics to make this and piece them together.
    I've often wondered why he didn't use fusible 1 inch grid when he did this. Maybe it would have been faster, maybe not.
    Either way, he did a wonderful job and it took my breath away looking at the piecing and the quilting. What an amazing accomplishment.

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    Oh! There's more info on it here:
    http://www.thesupper.net/

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    Have you seen the same picture made completely out of dryer lint?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie_Sue
    Statistics: There are 51,816 pieces of fabric. Each piece measures 1/2 inch on edge. 350 different fabrics. The entire quilt is 67 inches high and 183 inches wide.
    Amazing!!!
    He sure knows how to keep his mind going! I've considered taking a pixel mosaic pattern and adapting it for quilting, but not one with that high of count. Amazing! Where's he hang it (5'7" x 15'3")? That's a lot of wall. How does he work with that many different stacks of 1" blocks? Truly amazing!

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    What a masterpiece!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
    I would love to see it.
    Thanks for the pic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snorky Lvs2Quilt
    Oh my....speechless!!!!
    Ditto!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DawnMarie
    Oh! There's more info on it here:
    http://www.thesupper.net/
    thanks for the link. this is very special. on every level.

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    YES!! Saw this at one of the local churches a few years back. When I first saw it my breath was literally taken away. And he is such a nice man. He spent so much time walking me thru the process and pointing out all the neat little things about this quilt. It is a must see for anyone! You will never forget it.

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    This was at the Houston Quilt Festival one year and hung above the rest of the quilts-it looks like a painting if you cannot see it up close. Amazing is all I can say.

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    Seen it before and still in awe. Not a picture in the world can do this quilt justice. It is a jaw-dropper.

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    If I remember correctly he said that the quilter had to quilt in a very awkward way because it was the only way she could get it on the machine.

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