October Sky, 2014

This is the third in a series of silk dupioni quilts done in my pictographic quilting style.  I love everything about a Pennsylvania fall … the colors, the smells, the harvest and all the busy critters.  With this quilt, I tried to capture that feeling using all original hand drawn motifs that are free-motion quilted.  The beaded details are tiny applique tubes individually stuffed with beads and hand tied off.  The center medallion and binding feature handmade beaded piping.  Derwent Inktese pencils were used on parts of the quilt to create shading.

Awards

National Quilting Association Masterpiece Quilt, 2015

Master Award for Machine Artistry, Houston International Quilt Festival, 2016

Best of Show, AQS Des Moines, 2015

Best of Show, Medium, National Quilting Association, 2015

Best of Show, Machine Quilters Showcase, 2015

Best of Show, First Place in Reflection of Theme, and Viewer’s Choice, A Quilters Gathering, 2014

Best Machine Quilting, Shipshewana Quilt Festival, 2016

Best Longarm Machine Quilting, AQS Chattanooga, 2015

Best Wall Quilt, AQS Grand Rapids, 2015

Best Wall Longarm Machine Workmanship, AQS Paducah, 2015

Best Wall Quilt, AQS Lancaster, 2015

Best Longarm Machine Quilting and First Place in Solo Artist, Machine Quilters Exposition Midwest, 2014

First Place, Pieced Wall Machine Quilt, Wisconsin Quilt Expo, 2017

First Place, Pictorial, National Quilting Association Quilt Show, 2015

Best Pictorial Quilt, Traditional, Pacific International Quilt Festival, 2014

Second Place, Wall Quilt, AQS Phoenix, 2016

Second Place, Traditional Wall Pieced, Road to California Quilt Show, 2015

Third Place, Art-Innovative, Home Machine Quilting Show, 2016

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