AQS Director of Education Melissa Winters interviews Connie Griner, who won 2nd Place in the Large Quilts–Home Machine Quilted category at the 2015 QuiltWeek event in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Connie was looking for a quilting challenge upon her retirement in 2013, and she found this quilt pattern by Pat Holly and Sue Nickels as a block of the month at just the right time. She discusses the subtle differences in her quilt from the original, but the substance of the quilt remains the same. The machine quilting was the most difficult part for her.
Connie and two friends,one of whom is from Albuquerque, were at the Paducah show last year when they decided to enter the Albuquerque contest. She says she finished the quilt 4 hours before the deadline! For her, the deadline was a great motivator to complete the quilt.
If you would like to enter an AQS quilt contest at any of our great QuiltWeek locations, you’ll find everything you need to know right HERE, where you’ll find the deadline list in case you, too, need a dose of contest motivation!