This quilt has been such an adventure over the last 15 months.
We did this as a group quilt with Mary Reinhardt taking lead on the fabric and machine embroidery/applique. Jan Malmquist put the blocks together. Page Johnson went wild with the quilting. I did the piping and binding on the scalloped borders. Gail, Shelly, Debbie and I all helped Mary get the crystals and beads on the quilt (truth be told, Mary did the lion's share and then some).
The quilt has ribboned in every show that it has been in. At MQX in Cedar Rapids this spring it took the Best Collaboration ribbon and First Place in the Group Category at AQS show in Paducah this year. Mary and Page were there to walk the stage and get the ribbon for that one.
Mary has submitted the entry for Houston but has not heard yet if it has been accepted. We just got copies of the AQS 2016 Calendars and find that we are collectively "Miss March"
It has been fun to watch this quilt do so well. Now Mary has another idea for the group. We will start a new project soon.