For Such a Time as This

70″ x 68″
Turned-edge hand appliqué, hand embroidery, cut-away trapunto, domestic machine quilting, hand-tied scalloped edge

For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven. Using hand-stitched turned-edge appliqué and domestic machine quilting, time is portrayed by clock numbers, monthly birth flowers and birthstones, leaves changing color with the seasons, moon phases, and the shapes of an hourglass and infinity.

Best in Competition, 2020 Festival of Quilts, Birmingham England
Best of Show,
2019 Pacific International Quilt Festival XXVIII
Best of Show,
Canadian Quilters Association, 2019 National Juried Show
Best Traditional Design Award,
2019 American Quilters Society, Daytona Beach
Best of Show
, 2018 American Quilters Society, Fall Paducah
Best Stationary Machine Workmanship Award
, 2018 American Quilters Society, Grand Rapids
1st Place
, Large Wallhanging, MQX East 2018
Best Appliqué Quilt, Road to California 2018
1st Place, Traditional Appliqué: 2017 Quilts: A World of Beauty, International Quilters Association

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  1. Thanks Dianne! 3 years elapsed time for the applique, 200 hours of machine quilting. Hard question to answer, hence my blog post 😉

    This blog post will give you a better sense of the timelines

  2. Dianne Lovell says:

    Wow. This is absolutely stunning. How long did it take you do do? How long for the applique vs. machine quilting. I’m truly inspired.

  3. Congrats on the Fall 2018 AQS BEST IN SHOW award! Loved following its progress as you blogged.

  4. Janet Sleeper says:

    Absolutely beautiful! Definitely a hand’s down favorite. Will this be included in a pattern or quilt kit??? Can’t wait to check it out.

  5. Stunningly beautiful!! Great job. Congratulations on your wins – and now your latest Best of Show at Paducah! Awesome!

  6. Maryann Feeney says:

    I was at one of your classes where you showed this off as a work in progress. How stunning it is. Congrats on the awards. Such amazing work.

  7. Jenny Walkley says:

    Wow! Totally impressive! What a wonder of handwork!

  8. That quilt is amazing! Congratulations on the finish and the award. Great job!

  9. Anna Cornel says:

    Beyond amazing. Your work always leaves me breathless , awed and inspired.
    Well done, well done

  10. Kathy Scott says:

    Your quilt is absolutely fabulous. How long did it take you to make it? Just stunning.

  11. Absolutely gorgeous! Not surprised it won first place, such a beautiful flow and flourish! Your flowers are amazing. Do you have the pattern out yet?

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