I took a class from Marti Michell using her Perfect Patchwork Templates at the 2010 Lake Farm Park’s Quilt Show.  She displayed a number of samplers in class in 12” and 6” sizes.  So I started one using my Scarlet and Gray stash that includes twelve 12″ blocks on point, with a 24″ Carpenter’s Wheel center medallion block.  Starting at the top the 12 blocks used in the quilt are Rising Star, Weathervane, Northern Lights, Rosette, Pieced Star, Hidden Star, Rolling Sawtooth Star, Ohio Star, Dutchman’s Pinwheel, Sweet Sixteen, Martha Washington Star, Wild Goose.  I used a layout I found in Electric Quilt’s EQ7 and then added a border that includes 200 Flying Geese.  I’m not sure what really possessed me to make that many Flying Geese??  My quilter Jennifer really added to the final overall presentation of this quilt with her great quilting.  This quilt was entered in the 2012 Lake Farm Parks Quilt Show and received a 2nd Place Ribbon!  Check out all my quilts on

Darlene Gerber