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In 2010 I competed in the  McCall’s Quilt Design Star contest.  Below are my entries into the contest.  It took place over a good number of months during 2010/2011.  I made three quilts and a bunch of new quilting friends.  If you’d like to see how they were made, click on over to my Videos page.

2nd Challenge Round entry - top only.

My Dilithium Crystals quilt has been re-interpreted in all solids using their American Made Brand Fabrics, by AQS.  You can purchase a pattern or kit from their website.

Dilithium Crystals
Tribute to Busby

Exhibited at the AQS Show in Grand Rapids - August 2012

43rd Annual NQA Quilt Show - 3rd Place, Small Quilt, Pieced.

Road to California 2012 - 1st Place Traditional Wall Quilt.

Exhibited at Denver Quilt Festival 2012.

“A Sprinkling of Stardust” was my entry for the 1st Challenge Round in the McCall’s Quilt Design Star Contest where it took 1st place in Challenge #1.

A Sprinkling of Stardust

Honorable Mention at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt  Show 2010.  The theme was Stars over Sisters.  The back of the quilt has Sisters, Oregon fabric from previous quilt shows.

Winner – San Mateo County Fair: 2nd Place Pieced Machine Quilted - “Floatin’ Round the Meadow”

Floatin’ Around the Meadow

American All-Star and Sweet Scents at Sunrise are included in the Lark Book 500 Traditional Quilts available at  My dog quilt, Shade, can be found in a new book by June Jaeger, Best Friends, available on her website.

I’m trying to get my feet wet in the world of modern quilting.  Here’s one of my first attempts.  I call it Branching Out.

Just entered the BadAss Quilters Society Game of Quilts Challenge.  You were given four fat quarters and were only allowed to use those four for the top of the quilt.  It had to be 18” square.  I call mine Tree of Tyrell AKA Game of Thorns. It features the Tyrell Rose and a lovely thorn bush representing the sharp tongue of Olenna Tyrell. It all “stems” from the Royal Crown of the Houses Baratheon & Lannister, also known as “Joffrey’s Crown.”

All hail His Grace, Joffrey of Houses Baratheon and Lannister, First of His Name, King of the Andals and the First Men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms, and Protector of the Realm.”

Click here to vote.  Voting runs September 16-19.


Exhibited at AQS - Grand Rapids 2012

Exhibited AQS Quilt Show - Lancaster 2010.

2nd Place Traditional, Wall, Mixed - Road to California 2010.

Exhibited at PIQF 2009.

Best Interpretation of Theme: “High Hopes”  Denver National Quilt Festival IV 2009.

Honorable Mention: 40th Annual NQA 2009.

Exhibited at AQS Quilt Expo in Knoxville 2009.

Sweet Scents at Sunrise

Juried into the IQA "Sky's the Limit 2008" contest.

Exhibited at:International Quilt Festival/Houston 2008.

International Quilt Festival/Chicago 2009.

International Quilt Festival/Long Beach 2009.

Explore Space

Exhibited as part of the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo exhibit:  Explorations in Quilting, From October 1, 2009 - April 10, 2010.

Original submission for McCall’s Quilt Design Star Contest 2010.

Exhibited at 40th Annual NQA Quilt Show and Denver National Quilt Festival 2009.

Exhibited at PIQF and the AQS Quilt Expo Nashville 2008.

3rd Place, Traditional Wall Pieced - Road to California 2008.

Honorable Mention - 2008 AQS 2nd Annual Online Quilt Contest.

Exhibited at the AQS Quilt Show & Contest in Paducah, 2008, as part of the exhibit for the Annual Online Quilt Contest.

Shifting Focus

2nd Place - Elvis Quilt Challenge -Big Horn Quilts -

Burning Love

1st Place Professional Best of Show -San Mateo County Fair 2007.

3rd Place, Traditional Wall Mixed - Road to California 2007.

Exhibited at PIQF 2007.

Checkerboard and Chocolate Stars

2nd Place Professional - San Mateo County Fair 2007.

Exhibited at Denver National Quilt Festival 2007.


Exhibited at PIQF - 2007 .

Exhibited at Road to California 2008.

Amoeba, Amoeba

I was interviewed for the Alliance for American Quilts, Quilters’ S.O.S - Save Our Stories (95051-DAR004Davis).  You were asked to pick a quilt and discuss it.  I selected, It‘s Never Pointless.  You were also asked about quilting in general.

To read the interview, click here.

Exhibited at Wisconsin Quilt Expo 2009.

Exhibited at the Museum of the American Quilter's Society in Paducah, KY, in "Quilts from the Pacific Rim," January 25 - March 25, 2008.

1st Place Traditional Wall Pieced - Road to California 2006.

Exhibited at Denver National Quilt Festival 2006 and PIQF 2005

1st Place, Most Creative - Moda Challenge - Big Horn Quilts 2004.

It’s Never Pointless

Grand Prize Winner - Morning Garden/Alex Anderson Challenge P&B Textiles - 2005.

Exhibited at Road to California 2006.

Exhibited at the Denver National Quilt Festival 2006.

Explosion of Delight
A Different Direction
Magnolias At Twilight

Exhibited at NQA 2012 as part of Mariner’s Compass exhibit.

Exhibited at Wisconsin Quilt Expo  2009.

Honorable Mention: Traditional Wall Mixed, Road to California 2009.

Exhibited at AQS Nashville 2008.

Exhibited at PIQF 2008 and as part of the New Quilts of Northern California exhibit.

Best Interpretation of Theme: “Quilting with Altitude” Denver National Quilt Festival III 2008.

Exhibited at AQS Knoxville in July 2010.

Exhibited at Road to California 2010 as part of exhibit.

Exhibited at PIQF and as part of the NQNC exhibit 2009.

1st Place Best Professional Quilt - San Mateo County Fair 2009.

Mosaic Melodrama
Launch Pad to Success
My panel for the Dream Rocket project.  To learn more,
Exhibited at EarlyWorks Children’s Museum May 1, 2010-August 1, 2010.
The Dream Rocket aims to connect art and education through a global collaborative initiative. It will inspire participants to consider, express, and explore their dreams for a better future using Dream Themes such as Energy, Space, Peace, Science, Recycling, etc. The Wrapping of the Saturn V Rocket will recognize the power of global collaboration, and in turn, The Dream Rocket hopes to inspire individuals all over the World not only to dream, but also to recognize their power to pursue their dreams.http://www.thedreamrocket.comshapeimage_26_link_0

My three entries into the 2010 New from Old Contest sponsored by the Alliance for American Quilts.  These are 16” x 16” quilts.  Midwest Makeover - the center quilt won an “Honorable Mention.”  The quilts will be auctioned off on E-bay in the fall. To learn more click here.

Hand appliqued with some machine embroidery and machine quilting.

Exhibited at the NQA Show in June 2010.

Exhibited at Denver National Quilt Festival 2010.

This quilt is on the cover of the Springbok puzzle - Stitch in Time.

This was made of 11 orphan blocks I found in one of my drawers.  It is called Mosaic Melodrama because of all the various misfortunes that befell it before completion.

Exhibited at NQA Show in June 2010.

Exhibited at AQS Knoxville in July 2010.

Exhibited at Denver National Quilt Festival 2010.

Our family does not have many traditions, but we do have one that we continue every year.  We slog through the countryside and cut down our own Christmas tree.  We do this rain, sleet, sun, or hail.  If I suggest we head to the local store, to select a pre-cut tree, I hear weeping and wailing, “We can’t do that!”  So, every year, we jump into the truck and head off for the hills.  Why do we do this?  Because it is a tradition, because it brings our family together at the holidays, and because there is nothing better than the smell of a fresh-cut tree, a few tired kids, and a cup of hot cocoa at the end of the day.  My quilt represents our tradition.  I choose a Star of Bethlehem for the center and surrounded it with trees from the forest.   The hearts represent my husband, my two boys, and myself.  The graphic nature of the design and the border are a nod to our Scandinavian roots.

DAR American Heritage – 1st Place State Level  DAR American Heritage – 2nd Place Southwest Division

Exhibited at Denver Quilt Festival 2012.


It Happens Every Year
Shimmering Sight

1st Place Machine Pieced/Appliquéd and Machine Quilted at Quilt Hawaii 2011.

DAR American Heritage – 3rd Place National Level

Finalist - American Quilter’s Society New From Old – Burgoyne Surrounded, ‘Shimmering Sight

ContributorNew Quilts from an Old Favorite – Burgoyne Surrounded from AQS – “Shimmering Sight”

Exhibitor – “Shimmering Sight” Museum of the American Quilter’s Society (National Quilt Museum) “New Quilts from an Old Favorite – Burgoyne Surrounded” – also part of traveling exhibit.