Customer Quilts

Detail shots from many of my customer quilts are a visual treat and a great resource for inspiration for my future quilting and yours!

  • Kathy H.

     Modern circles with pantograph pattern Circles of Life

  •  Custom quilting on a customer quilt from 2016

  •  Custom quilting from a quilt in 2016

  • Bev's Stars
  • Mariners Compass
  • Glacier Star
  • Dragon Star
  • Becky's Quilt

    This very charming quilt was made in a two year period by Becky M. at her first job. She worked on the hand work during her lunch hour. Her friends and family also made some of the blocks. The detail is marvelous. I enjoyed quilting this, although I must confess I let it sit on the shelf for many months until inspiration finally took hold. I was very pleased with the final result and felt it was well worth the wait.

  • Erin's Jungle Quilt
  • Irene S.

    Ohio State quilt entered in the 2005 Cascade quilt show. I howled while I was quilting this because there are little riddles on the white O's and under flaps are the answers. It isn't very kind to Michigan State, but then my Uncle Bill wasn't too fond of Michigan State himself. He would have wanted this quilt for himself.

  • Joan/Vicki
    I believe this was a group quilt, I am sure someone will tell me if I am wrong. It was pieced by Joan P and Vicki M and was entered in the 2005 Cascade show and won a second place ribbon.
  • Hidden Wells
    June H. made this quilt that is a pattern that really intrigues me. She entered it in the 2005 Cascade quilt show.
  • Kathy H.

    Kathy entered this in the 2005 Cascade show but did not win a ribbon for her wonderful piecing. The judges thought the quilting flowed well with the piecing, but the thread detracted from the fabric. Kathy had this hanging in her deli and says men are so attracted to the geometric design.

  • KISS Guild Raffle Quilt

    This the raffle quilt my guild in Copley made for 2005. It won a blue ribbon in Cascade's quilt show in 2005. I'm sure the new owner is very pleased.

  • Margene H.

    This quilt is so pretty. Wonderful flowers. Margene entered it in the 2005 Cascade quilt show.

  • Margene H.

    Margene H made this quilt for the KISS challenge we sent to Nashvill. Our challenge was to use a red Moda fabric and title the quilt with and acronym for KISS. The title of this is Kitty is Suspicious Situation. It was entered in the 2005 Cascade quilt show. Wonderful 3-D leaves on the tree.

  • Megan A.

    Megan's little round robin quilt. It won an honorable mention in the 2005 Cascade quilt show. Everyone who worked on this little top did a terrific job. It is stunning.

  • Homage to the Queen
    I have no idea what Queen Michele C. is paying homage to, but I am sure "She is pleased". This quilt took an honoroble mention in the 2005 Cascade quilt show.
  • Michele C. Oranges

    Michele C. loves bright colors. Her fabric stash must be capable of knocking your eyes out. This quilt screamed for spirals and I had to figure out how to make a spiral with a pencil and a string. I pinned the string into my cutting board and drew a spiral onto Golden Threads paper as I unwrapped the string from the pencil. Very clever trick my brother told me about. See why I make quilts for him? I quilted through the paper onto the quilt. Michele was responsible for getting out the bits I left behind. This quilt took a second place ribbon in the 2005 Cascade guild quilt show.

  • Michele C. Purples

    This quilt is wonderfully purple. More spikey things ala Michele C.
    Another entry in 2005 Cascade quilt show.

  • Pat P.

    Garden Twist is a huge quilt. I love the garden look of it. Another entry in the 2005 Cascade quilt show.

  • Pat P.

    This Nana's Flower Garden was an entry in the Cascade 2005 quilt show.

  • Robin's Basket Quilt

    I quilted a stencil motif on each basket and did a broken feather in the sashing.

  • Sandy B.

    This quilt is so big. I put lots of feathers in it. Picture doesn't do it justice. She entered it in the Cascade Quilt show in 2005.

  • Folk Art
    This quilt was done by Debbie. It won multiple ribbons at a local show. Her applique' is magnificent.
  • Mini Grandmothers Flower Garden
    Colleen E. appliqued these charming blocks onto the background fabric at a little mini get-a-way. We talked her into the red sashings. Sweet little quilt. Another 2005 Cascade quilt show entry.
  • Emily's Quilt
    One September I went on my first Quilt Shop Hop. I took Emily along with me since she was living in my house and was available. She was 3 1/2 and waiting to go to preschool which started at the end of September. The first shop we stopped at specialized in brights. I was checking out the flannel in an upstairs room of the old house the lqs is housed in and I could hear Em in the hall doing a great imitation of the three stooges oooo ooooo oooo. I had to go see what all the excitement was about and this skinny little child was hauling pink bolts of fabric out and stacking them up. Only a three year old could fit in the space between the two rows of fabric. We chose many of the bolts and I found a darker pink to tie them all together. When we got home I let her pick a block pattern from the quilt book 1000 Blocks. The block is called Nancy's Fancy.
  • Helen's Quilt
    I liked the detail of quilting on this sawblade variation made by Helen L. in one of my quilt guilds. I did a feathered hook in the white and pinwheel style reaching into the saw tooth blades. The pinwheels remind me of orange sections.
  • Mr. B.s Dream
    This quilt was made by Pam B. from my quilt guild. I had the honor of quilting it. Mr. B., the cat in the middle of the quilt, passed away last year. In the tiny border surrounding him is written all the things cats like. tuna, salmon, trout...etc. It is funky and fun and very bright. Nice colors.
  • New York Beauty
    Made by Michele C. from my guild, this quilt was over the top for me. Quite a stretch. Every fan is different. Much detail which does not show up well in these pictures. Well worth the agony for me as she won Best of Show at our guild show in 2004. Needless to say I was thrilled.
  • Nana's Flower Garden
    This is a detail of the open block on Patty's Nana's Flower Garden. I quilted open C wreaths.
  • Red and Black Baskets
    This is a stunning combination. My mother always said she loved red no matter what color it was. Barbara C. made this beauty.
  • Hazel's Blue Quilt
    My sister-in-law came to visit from England and she wanted to go buy fabric to make a quilt. She pieced two tops in less than 4 days and I shipped them to her after I got them quilted. I think she got the "quilting bug"!
  • Hazel's Pink Quilt
    This is the second top Hazel completed during her visit from England. I'm sure she will be making another when she comes to visit again. Stay tuned!
  • Helen's Quilt

    I liked the detail of quilting on this sawblade variation made by Helen L. in one of my quilt guilds. I did a feathered hook in the white and pinwheel style reaching into the saw tooth blades. The pinwheels remind me of orange sections.

  • Tree of Life
    This quilt was Janice S.'s UFO challenge for our guild this year. She didn't give me much time to get it quilted, and it was iffy in my mind that it could be done well since it was on 40 year old fabric. Her treatment for the borders left me with extra fabric in the center. My quilting challenge came out way above my expectations and a quilt I was afraid would turn out awful actually turned out awesome. The swirl background ate up all the extra fabric and the quilt is perfectly flat.
  • Patty M.

    Patty chooses colors that I like to make quilts with. They feel like they are mine when I quilt them, but she still takes them home when I am done.

  • Anne's Quilt
    Anne's quilt won and Honorable Mention in Cascade's 2005 show
  • Anne's Monsters
    Another whimsical quilt by Anne D., which also was in the 2005 Cascade quilt show.
  • Anne's Quilt
    This quilt also won an Honorable Mention in Cascade's 2005 show. Way to go Anne.
  • WOW
    Cathy A. pieced this top for relatives and had to get it back to enter it in the 2005 Cascade quilt show. She titled this quilt WOW. I wish I had pictures of the quilting detail. This is one of those quilts that just took my breath away after I stepped away from quilting it. It is really lovely.
  • Charlotte H.

    Entry in the 2005 Cascade quilt show.

  • Sue F.
    This quilt is a beautiful version of the lone star style with pinapples that are paper pieced. Sue F entered this in the 2005 Cascade quilt show.
  • Loretta
  • Loretta
  • Loretta
  • Judy McK's Snowmen
  • Pattie's Just Feather It!
  • Pattie's Hand Dyed Wreath
  • Natalie I-L
  • Natalie I-L
  • Natalie I-L
  • Natalie I-L
  • Jen R.
  • Vickis Woven Amish
  • Marilyns Pointsettia
  • Laura C Stack and Whack fan
  • Kathy's Dresden Plate

    One of Kathy's amazing estate sale finds.

  • Janice's Blanket Quilt
  • Joanne's Zig Zag
  • Patties Stepping Stones
  • Patties Flying Geese
  • Patties Red Diamond
  • Patties Bulls Eye Diamond
  • Patties Nana's Flower Garden
  • Patties Turning 20
    This is made from fun Kaffe Fassett fabrics.
  • Patties Jewel Box
  • Patties HST
  • Patties Glow in the dark quilt
  • Patties Ebay Quilt
  • Patties Color Change
  • Patties Blue and Brown
  • Keeko's Quilt
    Black goes with everything.
  • Patties Blocks
  • Patties Big Block
  • Judy's Quilt
    Quilting detail of black star with stars.
  • Swirl Background
  • Judy's Sunbonnet Sue
    Detail of Sun Bonnet Sue background by Judy.
  • Judy's Sunbonnet Sue
    Sashing detail in Judy's Sunbonnet Sue.
  • Debbie's Mariner's Compass
    This quilt won best of show at the 2006 Stow Needlework show.
    Look at all those ribbons! Two judges choice, Best of Show and a Blue ribbon. Way to go, Debbie!
  • Becky's Quilt
    This very charming quilt was made in a two year period by Becky M. at her first job. She worked on the hand work during her lunch hour. Her friends and family also made some of the blocks. The detail is marvelous. I enjoyed quilting this, although I must confess I let it sit on the shelf for many months until inspiration finally took hold. I was very pleased with the final result and felt it was well worth the wait.
  • Vintage Flyfoot
    Colleen E. brought this quilt for me to finish and I loved it so much I made one for myself.
  • Red and Green Starburst
    Sorry this picture isn't so clear. Michele C. has mastered Karen Stone's paper piecing. I have quilted many spikey quilts for her and each one is more beautiful than the last.
  • Snail Trail
    Made by Michele C.
  • Travel Quilt

    Michele C. has found a way to finish many tops this year. She says she gets up 45 minutes earlier and sews in the evenings instead of watching tv. Way to go Michele.

  • Paper Pieced Oval
    Michele C. did this Karen Stone pattern. I really liked the quilt done in homespuns. I never would have thought to use so many plaids.
  • Texas Blue Bonnet

    I asked Deb Geisler to make a pantograph of Texas Blue bonnets for a quilt I did that someone's Grandma made. Turns out the quilt was way smaller than the pantograph so I had to resize the panto. The quilting is shown on the back because the front was a little too busy to see the wonderful detail in Deb's creative rendering of the little Texas state flower.

  • Bobbi's Dresden Plate

    This is a quilt Bobbi found at an antique store. The pattern was a little different than most I have seen that I call Dresden Plate. It may have a different name since it has four points in the plate. The colors are magnificent. The border is Ice Cream Cone made from the orange. It is beautiful, glad I don't have to bind it!

  • Ann's 1st quilt
  • Abigayle's quilt shop, in Olmsted Falls, had a block of the month depicting the beautiful Metro Park system in Cuyahoga County, Ohio.  Unfortunatley I did not get a full shot of this quilt, but have detail shots of a few of the blocks that I really had fun quilting.  Carol's quilt won a blue ribbon at the Rocky River quilt show one year.

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    Emerald Necklace

    A few years back, Abigayle's quilt shop, in Olmsted Falls, had a block of the month depicting the beautiful Metro Park system in Cuyahoga County, Ohio.  Unfortunatley I did not get a full shot of this quilt, but have detail shots of a few of the blocks that I really had fun quilting.  Carol's quilt won a blue ribbon at the Rocky River quilt show one year.

  • Pin Wheels - Deb M

    Bamboo and Pin Wheels is a pattern that nets you two quilts with one sewing effort.  I have seen this pair of quilts in many types of fabrics and I haven't seen one yet I did not like!

  • Bamboo - Deb M

    This is the Bamboo half of the Bamboo and PinWheels pattern.

  • Picnic Quilt

    I love the ant fabric.  This is a huge quilt...perfect for that summer day picnic

  • Lauren's...not sure how to categorize this shape!
  • Karen's tree skirt
  • Holly's 1600 quilt with Modern Ripple panto
  • Rosemarie's Patriot

    Quilted with the pantograph, Patriot. Nice block. This quilt was made to be a wedding gift and ended up in Scotland with the happy couple.

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