The Paisley Peacock, 2015

This is my second classic wholecloth quilt.  It was inspired by a combination of an Art Nouveau drawing of a peacock as well as by a henna peacock tattoo and the rich sari fabrics of India.  The design is completely original, with the peacocks drawn to resemble the paisleys that inspired them.  The unique edge treatment is a flange of fabric, hand stuffed with beads that were individually tied off layered with miniature quilted tabs.

Awards

Best of Show, AQS Des Moines, 2016

Best of Show, Machine Quilters Showcase, 2016

Best Longarm Machine Quilting, AQS Daytona Beach, 2017

Outstanding Traditional Quilt, Road to California, 2016

First Place, Freehand Machine, Northwest Quilting Expo, 2017

First Place, Wall/Small Quilt, Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival, 2017

First Place, Mixed Media-Small, Shipshewana Quilt Festival, 2016

First Place, Small Longarm Wall, AQS Paducah, 2016

First Place, Merit Quilting, Houston International Quilt Festival, 2015

First Place, Wall Quilt-Other, Quilt Odyssey, 2015

First Place, Other Techniques, Minnesota Quilter’s Quilt Show, 2015

First Place, Wholecloth, Machine Quilters Exposition East, 2015

Third Place, Longarm Wall, AQS Grand Rapids, 2016

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