Pieced Pastimes: My First Wholecloth Quilt

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

My First Wholecloth Quilt

I was blessed with my Gammill Classic Plus in 2004 - For those of you wondering, it is a longarm quilting machine. I practiced for a few weeks and decided to try my hand at a wholecloth quilt. This is the result.


It is my own design entitled 'Simply White' - I am not real creative when it comes to naming things. I had never entered a quilt in a show, but decided to give it a whirl with this one.


It was a wonderful surprise when I won a Teachers Ribbon at MQX 2004 - awarded by Karen McTavish and also won the 2004 VQF (Vermont Quilt Festival) Bernina Best Machine Quilting Award.

Then, as if that wasn't enough - Karen McTavish e-mailed me and asked if I would consider submitting my quilt for an upcoming book she was working on. I gladly did and it was published in her book entitled 'Mastering The Art of McTavishing'.

After my head came out of the clouds, I started another wholecloth quilt that I will post next time. Print Friendly and PDF

5 comments:

  1. Simply beautiful and a well deserved ribbon! Can't wait to see the next one.

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  2. Suzanne, Your quilt and quilting is so awesome. Congratulations on your ribbon and being published. So cool.
    Do you quilt for others?

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  3. Anne and Carrie P - Thanks for the compliments. No, I do not quilt for others - just myself and even that is limited as there just is not enough time in the day!

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  4. I just love your quilting! It's so beautiful! I can only imagine how proud you where for the publishing in Karen's book:o) So fun!
    happy sewing:o)
    Laila

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  5. That is amazing! I'm a bit of a fan of Karen and I think that is so great you were able to be in her book! You deserved it...this is amazing...

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