completed 2013


This show quilt took approximately 22 months from start to finish.  The center section with the dresden plates is all hand stitched.  Some machine embroidery was used for the bias/piping and for the outer prairie points (which were stitched down).  An overall 600-700 hours was spent on the quilt.  The quilting was done using several shades of silk thread – 5 miles or so.  The red thread is a 40wt poly.  I spent about 150-175 hours on the quilting over the course of 6-7 weeks.  There are many motifs, with portions of the quilting motif or the piecing repeated.  I included feathers, straight and curved ruler work, and a multitude of fillers.  Some of the fillers were designed specifically for this quilt.  I finished the quilt with a scalloped binding.

This quilt won Best of Show at MQX-New England in April 2013 (it’s first show since completion).


Best of Show Mancuso Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, 2015

Best Machine Quilting, Jax Quiltfest, 2016

Best of Show, New England Quilt Festival/MQX,2013

Masterpiece Award, $5000 Road to California 2014

Exceptional Merit, Maine Quilt Show, 2013

Best Bed Quilt, AQS Lancaster 2014

Best Bed Quilt, AQS Grand Rapids 2014

Best Computerized machine quilting AQS Chattanooga, 2014

Best Longarm/Midarm Machine Quilting, AQS Des Moines 2014

1st place, HMQS 2014

1st place Indiana Heritage Quilt Show, 2016

1st place Minnesota Quilt Show 2014

1st place Wisconsin Quilt Expo, 2015

2nd Place Quilt Odyssey, 2014

2nd place Shipshewana Quilt Festival 2015

3rd place Mancuso World Quilt Show, 2015

3rd place, NQA Columbus, OH, 2013

Judge’s Choice MQS 2013 (Cindy Erickson)

juried into IQA Houston 2013