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Bouquet   By: Coni Lamb
37-3/4 x 32-1/2     $600

Color Box   By: Sheila Haberman
39-1/2 x 36-3/4     $1200

Coni Lamb enjoys working with different art forms, and fiber arts have been her interest for the past 10 years. The original design element is most important to her, with the challenge of executing that design with fabric and embellishments. Lamb also has sold several of her art quilts in local and regional galleries. She belongs to Minnesota Quilters Guild, Applique Club and teaches regionally. Lamb lives in Fargo with her husband Maurie.

Sheila Haberman lives on a farm by Barney, N.D., with her husband, Steve. They have two grown sons, Ben and Lance. She is the owner of Ladybug Place - Quilters Retreat & Design Studio. Haberman has been quilting and teaching quilting for 25 years. She belongs to the North Dakota Guilters Guild, Minnesota Quilters Inc., National Quilters Guild and American Quilters Society. She has been commissioned to design and piece many quilts. Most recently she was asked to create the 2004 Minnesota Quilters State raffle quilt, "Autumn Treasures," which became a group effort of fellow quilters, Coni Lamb, Kathy Laid, Jane Gibb and Lynn Rustad. In April 2002 she designed and pieced the quilt "Plum Crazy Log Cabin," Coni Lamb machine quilted it, and it was juried into the International Quilt Show in Paducah, Ky. Haberman is manager of Mill End Textiles, Fargo.

Glorious Sun   By: Kathy Laid
49 x 33-3/4     NFS

Making Waves   By: Jane Gibb
37 x 36     $350

Kathy Laid has worked at NDSU since 1965 and is an avid quilter. She first became interested in quilting when her former neighbor, Susan Duffy, showed her some of her quilts. Since then she's taken many quilt classes, entered quilts in the N.D. Quilters' Guild annual quilt show, made several commissioned pieces and sold quilts at local and regional galleries. Her quilts are not the ones you could put on a bed, rather they hang on walls and hopefully their bright colors and "different" designs bring smiles. She is a member of Applique Club and American Quilters Society. She, her husband and their two sons live in north Fargo.

Jane Armstrong Gibb was raised in Fargo. Her grandmother started her sewing at a very early age and she began making her own clothing when she was 10 years old. Gibb graduated from NDSU with a degree in art and also attended the NDSU School of Architecture. She began quilting about age 30, and is a charter member of the Quilters Guild of North Dakota. She has taught various needle arts and her needlepoint has been featured nationally in publications. Gibb's quilting style is influenced by her past training as a painter. She works part time at Mill End Textiles. She and her husband, David, live in Moorhead and have three children and three grandchildren.

Three Favorites   By: Lynn Rustad
30-1/4 x 26-1/4     $250

Tropical Flowers   By: Coni Lamb
28-3/4 x 29-1/2     $400

Lynn Rustad grew up on a small grain and cattle farm near Warwick, N.D., in Benson County. From a very young age, she has used fabric as a medium for expression. She taught herself how to sew using her mother's treadle sewing machine. When she was 14, she began to make her own clothes. When she began to earn her own money, the first major item she bought was an electric Singer sewing machine. Her first quilts were utilitarian, using recycled fabrics and traditional patterns. Throughout the years, she has enjoyed learning the wide range of techniques available in the world of quilting. After retiring as a paralegal in 2000, she was able to pursue her passion for quilting and fiber art and established a machine quilting business, The Quilter's Needle, where she used a hand-guided, long arm machine. She no longer operates this business, but now uses the long-arm machine for her personal quilts. She has been a member of two quilt guilds, taught quilting at her church and has entered quilts in the North Dakota Quilters' Guild Indian Summer Quilt Show. Rustad works part time at Mill end Textiles, and she and her husband reside in Fargo and have three grown children and eight grandchildren.