Inspired by tiny charms and the alphabet, Janet Stone won the Moda Best Wall Quilt Award at AQS QuiltWeek® – Paducah, KY 2013 with a wall quilt in a style that’s a modern take on a ‘sampler.’ The quilt, CHARM SCHOOL, now resides at The National Quilt Museum.

Working with silk thread on a Janome home machine, Janet achieved beautifully intricate quilting, then added monograms using a technique referred to as “potholder piecing.” She was able to embellish the back of the quilt with the alphabet, quilted and hand painted, in an unexpectedly non-reversed direction, because the monogrammed pieces on he front were attached at the end of the quiltmaking.

You’ll see both sides of the quilt and hear from Janet in this interview with Andrea Ray, AQS Contest Coordinator.

All of Janet’s quilts feature the alphabet in unexpected ways. Take a look at a few more that were posted by Janet on MyQuiltPlace:

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