Entangled!

The LOVE Quilt

One of my creative goals was to have my quilting skills be good enough to submit a quilt to a quilt show/competition. When I say “quilting skills” I mean ALL of the following:

  • Piecing. The points that are supposed to meet actually meet.
  • Quilting. Even stitches. Interesting designs.
  • Binding.  Even width around the entire quilt. Four perfectly mitered corners.

I took a hand quilting class in 2004 and realized that I hate sewing by hand.  In August 2016, my husband bought me a sewing machine and I tried quilting again.  After creating several quilts since that time, I can happily report that I have achieved this goal with the LOVE quilt, which I completed on July 28, 2019.

LOVE (in Morse Code) ~ 2019
LOVE (in Morse Code) ~ 2019

The LOVE quilt spells “love” in Morse Code. The day I completed the quilt, I entered it into the 2019 Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza. My quilt was accepted!!!  This show was held from September 12-15, 2019 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.

With my LOVE Quilt
With my LOVE Quilt
LOVE Quilt at the PNQE
LOVE Quilt at the PNQE
LOVE Quilt Information
LOVE Quilt Information

I was even featured in my local newspaper. It was a fabulous feeling to see my quilt hanging in a national show. Seeing my quilt in the show increased my confidence.  Time to work on my next creative goal!

Crystal L. Cochren