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Celebrate San Diego!

by Betty Alofs
(San Diego, CA)

After moving to San Diego from the East Coast, I fell in love with the weather, sights, ocean, and the many attractions.

I decided to design a quilt to Celebrate San Diego.

After making the quilt (a pictorial applique quilt), friends encouraged me to market and sell the patterns. I have gone on to design and create "San Francisco!", "Washington, DC.", "Aloha Hawaii", "California Missions", "TEXAS!" and many individual one block wall hangings like "You've Got Mail!" (from a photo of a side street in Ramona lined with mailboxes), and the Star of India.

If you enjoyed this quilt, please do let the quilter know by posting your comments. And if you've got one to share, don't be shy, we'd love to see it!

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Aug 03, 2010
Ramona Too!
by: Donna Miller

Thank you for sharing this quilt! My family and I moved from San Diego 24 years ago! It was getting too expensive to live there anymore for us.

We moved to Grand Rapids MN and I don't regret the move, but at times I miss the mountains, close friends and family, too!

I can recognize the places you have made in this quilt! Thanks for the memories!

I lived in Ramona CA. For many years as I was growing up, I know where you are talking about the mailboxes! Once again thanks for some precious memories!!

Please could you e-mail me a picture of that quilt finished! I would love to see it.

Happy Quilting, Donna

Sep 15, 2009
for Celebrate San Diego
by: Anonymous

What a lovely quilt. It is a great concept. very original.

Sep 08, 2009
by: Ivan

Your joy of living in West Coast just radiates from your work.

I am sure everyone who sees your quilt must feel that. Your happiness is there, almost tangible.

I am very impressed. Really! Congratulations!
Blessings, Ivan from

Aug 25, 2009
by: Julie Baird, Editor

Betty, your quilt is just gorgeous! I would love to see it in person. Will you be showing it anytime soon and where?

If you'd like to see more of her quilts, use this link to Betty Alofs' Quilt Gallery. (This link opens in a new window)

Thank you for sharing, Betty! Just beautiful!

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