Thursday, May 12, 2016

Amazing Rita Verroca!

The Tucson Quilt Guild is a wonderful organization!  The quilters are so talented, but not "snooty" about it like a guild I once belonged to in Texas.  The members recognize that we all represent different stages of expertise (or lack thereof).  We do a lot of quilting for charities, and our quilt show is amazing.  There are always incredible speakers at the meetings.  This past Wednesday we had the pleasure of seeing a presentation by Rita Verroca.  She is a German lady who moved here thirty years ago and discovered quilting.  It is a uniquely American art form, and she encourages those who quilt to follow the traditions of hand piecing, quilting and appliqueing, if possible.  All her quilts are done in this way, and they are incredible!  And she seemed like the most personable, fascinating lady!  Wow...what a meeting!  Here is a LINK to her website. 

Lady of the Lake, one of her Houston show winners!

Rita inspiration to us all!
This next quilt was called My Fairy Trail.  Rita told that she and her husband were watching the movie The Tall Man with Clark Gable and Jane Russell and she said Jane Russell carried a coverlet with her through most of the movie, and she fell in love with it.  It became the inspiration for this gorgeous quilt...

One of her more traditional Baltimore Album quilts.  I plan to do a second post on some individual Baltimore Album squares she has that are part of an American History quilt!


  1. What a gorgeous selection of quilts Marie. Glad I popped on over here to see them. Have a great weekend :)

  2. I bow down in awe to all of you quilters, the patience, detail and time that has gone into these exquisite quilts is amazing. I imagine Rita's presentation was inspiring!
    Wren x

  3. I am so happy that you got to hear Rita and see her amazing quilts. What an inspiration she must be. Oh to be young and have years and years ahead of you to quilt but alas that has passed for me. So, I just admire others work.

  4. Another inspirational post! wow!