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Thread: My Rose quilt for the Madison Expo

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    My Rose quilt for the Madison Expo

    I did at least 10 rose projects before I did the quilt learning to quilt the feathers so they look like they are going under the roses so when I did the quilt I knew how to judge them and wasn't nervous when I got to that part. I also changed the background color with thread to make the feathers show up. It took 57 hours on a longarm. Half way through I had to learn to quilt with a brace. It was very well received by the viewers.

    I was a white glove lady only spending 10 minutes in it's aisle in the morning but much more time in the afternoon. There was another quilt by Pfeil from Germany in the same aisle that I kept showing the back. My quilt was hung next to the Best of Show winner from MQX from last year. It was on their magazine cover and had a big article inside. I also saw it and many other winners in magazines for winning other contests and was able to see them in person. That was quite a thrill.

    It was an honor to be hung among all these quilts by professionals and have it so well received by the people there. There always seemed to be someone in front of it. It was fun when someone put together the matching vest I was wearing and the quilt. People were very kind with their comments even though most did not know that at times the maker was present. And I appreciated that kindness. I got so many hugs from people no matter where I was in the building from people who did know me and saw the quilt. Generally I am caretaker pushing my son's wheelchair and not even noticed. So being "quilt star" for a day was very different. With how kind people were, it was great fun.
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    Oh Deb, your quilt deserves to be hung with the best of them!!! It truly is a winner to me!!! Gorgeous quilt and quilting!!!
    Helen T.

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    It's absolutely gorgeous! No....that doesn't even do it justice...it's exquisite!
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    this looks like it should be in a quilt museum, so pretty and so perfect

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    That is stunning!! Congratulations Deb!
    Quilts and cats just go together!

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    ​Gorgeous!

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    Oh Dear!! This is fabulous quilting !! So sorry about your brace.
    RedGarnet222

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    Beautiful - I'm glad you had a good day, too!

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    Beautiful work of art. Your 57 hours of quilting was well worth it.
    Carolyn - Singer 1030 (slant needle, self winding bobbin from 1976, my everyday machine) , Singer Quantum Quilter (sits on shelf unloved), Tin Lizzie 18

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    What a beautiful quilt, definitely an heirloom.
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