1st place at MQS 2006 in the "Whole cloth Traditional" category
"Best Long-Arm Machine Quilting" at Quilting on the Waterfront 2006
1st place "Large Quilt/Mixed Technique-Other/Machine Quilted" at Quilts on the Grand 2006
"Raterink Award for Best Machine Quilting" at Quilts on the Grand 2006
Long Arm Quilting Award at the 2007 AQS show in Paducah.
1st place in the Merit Quilting/Machine category at the IQA show in Houston 2007
I started designing the pattern for "Pearls" in 2005. I finished the paper pattern and started working on the quilting in early 2006. This quilt was done on my Classic Plus, completely hand-guided. It took a lot longer than I had expected. I almost missed the deadline for entering it at MQS! While quilting all of the tiny circles, I kept thinking of the add-a-pearl necklace my Grandma started for me when I was little. An obvious choice for the name. (Grandma was very happy!) This quilt, by far, has the record for the amount of time on my machine! I am not sure of the number of hours I spent on it, but it is in the hundreds. I hope you enjoy the photos.