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Gloria's Garden

Gloria's Garden

73\" x 73\"  2009

This quilt was a collaboration with my mother, Gloria Meyer.  She chose the fabrics and pieced the top, and I did the embroidery and quilting.  The lace border and all of the 3-D flowers are digitized free-standing lace, made from over 60,000 yards of thread.  My embroidery machines logged nearly 7,000,000 stitches in the making of this quilt, including over 3,000,000 in the lace border alone.  Much to our delight, the quilt won the $12,000 Gammill Longarm Machine Workmanship award at the American Quilter\'s Society Paducah 2010 show.  It also won 1st place in Computer-Aided Machine Embroidery at Houston International Quilt Festival 2009.  The quilt is now in the permanent collection of the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY.  It was also included in Lark Book's 500 Traditional Quilts.

Piecing is a variation of \"Blooming Nine Patch\", from Traditions with a Twist by Blanche Young and Dalene Young Stone

Embroidery designs from Zundt Designs and EmbroideryOnline.

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