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#36

Sunburst
2 x 2 quilt block

This bright geometric pattern, published in the August 2010 issue of American Patchwork Quilting,  first caught the eye of Judy Kimbrell, a member of the Landrum Quilters.  Originally titled Points of Pride, Judy made a queen size quilt which was an award winner at the 2015 Landrum Quilt Show.

 

Next the striking design appealed to Todd Cox as he tried to find the right pattern for Sissy’s quilt block. Because of the small space available on the store front, the detailed center block of the quilt was selected and was reproduced exactly from Kimbrell’s creation.

 

Sissy which opened in June 2012 as a gift shop has transitioned into first quality women’s boutique and gifts under the direction of Cox and his mother Diana Winkler.  The store is named for Mrs. Winkler’s mother Vera Koller of Baltimore, Md., known to all as “Sissy.”  Oscar the cat served as the official greeter for several years.

 

The store building which dates to the Twenties has housed a motorcycle repair business, Cliff Walden’s Appliances, a monogram and gift shop, and a real estate office.

 

Hung September 2016

Sponsored by Sissy Boutique and Gifts and the City of Landrum