Wednesday, April 22, 2015


There are so many beautiful miniature quilts being made.  Some are entered into quilt shows, some that are just as beautiful never are.  After a long break,  my quilt CHASING LIBERTY was accepted into 3 major shows. I didn't get any ribbons there, which is okay.  What is important is that I love it.  This quilt is probably my most favorite of all of the quilts that I have made.  Recently, I put it into my guild's show. I always wrestle with doing this, because I don't want any resentment real or imagined that I would put a quilt that has been in juried shows into my guild's show.  Even writing this makes me feel like I think entirely too much of myself.  That definitely isn't the case.  I just want to share my quilts with local quilters that aren't fortunate enough to get to go to the big shows.  That, and I am NOT a prolific quilter.  I'm more of a thinker and designer, but when it comes down to it, I end up knitting.  You wouldn't believe how many shawls I have.  I like to knit, and shawls are the most fun.. especially the intricate lacy designs with lots of beads.  I recently finished one that has 5,000 tiny beads!  Totally useless for anything other than stunning non-knitters.  LOL
Anyway, I put two of my most recent finished quilts into my guilds show, and was honored to get this
Not only did I get the cute little ribbons for miniature quilts, they gave me a "Peer Choice" which means other quilters chose Liberty as their favorite quilt.  This means more to me than any other recognition I have ever received (okay second to having my other quilt chosen for the National Quilt Museum) .  My guild has many, many talented quilters. 

I'm going to get back to work.  I have an art quilt that I wanted done by June.. that isn't going to happen.  But I am going to work on a miniature that I've been thinking about.  Just for fun.  I don't have another competition quilt in me right now.  They are so much work!!

Today, I got a nice email from a lady named Terri who told me that I still have an audience.  So since I know that one person is still looking at my blog, it is time that I get moving on something that might be helpful to someone that is interested in making miniatures.

Spring is here!! time to wipe away the cobwebs and get to work!!



  1. Both of these quilts are amazing. Congrats on the Peer Choice ribbon!
    What is the significance of the number 30 in the rosette centers?

  2. Oh yes, you DO still have an audience! I too love seeing your miniatures, and your blog. I check by often to see if you've posted anything new. I enjoy making miniatures and teach them as well, so it's always nice to find another "miniature addict". Congrats on the wonderful ribbons, especially the Peer Choice. I agree, that is the best award of all - being chosen as "the best" by your peers! How wonderful that must make you feel! :)
    I look forward to your next project.

  3. Congratulations - both quilts are beautiful and deserving of the recognition!

  4. Hi there, I'm still reading! Those two quilts are amazing...stunning, both of them. So beautiful.

    We are twins regarding quilting and knitting LOL. I also tend to be more of a planner/designer regarding quilting, but oh how I love to knit lace shawls! Beaded ones are especially fun. I've started using mine as winter scarves under my coat. No sense having them just folded up in a drawer. If I ever find a tailor's dummy/dress form for cheap I'd love to drape my shawls on it in the living room, to have them on display.

  5. I love your minis. Such patience you have. It's great to be recognised by your peers.

  6. They area both lovely and deserving quilts. I love the red and white one and hope to one day try something similar. Looking forward to seeing you're next creation.

  7. Your quilts are beautiful! I am another audience member!

  8. I check your blog all the time Terri and absolutely love your quilting so please don't ever stop posting!