Friday, November 16, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving To All

Happy Thanksgiving from Quilt Inspiration! We're very grateful for all our wonderful followers who have joined us during these past eight years ! We'll be spending a few weeks entertaining family and friends, then we will return to this blog and to eBay. Please stay tuned, and we'll see you soon. 

We hope you will enjoy this photo of Margaret Solomon Gunn's award-winning quilt from the recent Pacific International Quilt Festival.

Persistence, 40 x 40", by Margaret Solomon Gunn

Persistence, by Margaret Solomon Gunn, was chosen as Best Wall Quilt at the Pacific International Quilt Festival 2018. She writes, "This original design was an act of persistence from the quilting with contrasting threads to the funky binding. Sometimes the quilter needs to play!"

We think that "Persistence" is spectacular, with a stunning radiant glow. Margaret explains that she started with a piece of silk from her collection, intending to do a wholecloth design on the longarm machine. She  named her quilt "Persistence" partly because one of her challenges involved changing the center medallion, which you can see above. Margaret mentions that she quilted it and unpicked it several times.

Finally, she appliqued a small circle to the very center, then embellished it with crystals around the outside of the circle. If you look at the very center, you can see the crystals. Margaret further enhanced her work by using black thread to emphasize the individual sections of the quilt.  We congratulate Margaret on her breathtakingly successful work. 

For more information on her work, see Margaret Solomon Gunn's blog at Quilts of Love.

Image credits:  Photos were taken by Bonita McFadden at the 2018 Pacific International Quilt Festival.


  1. Yes! A glowingly beautiful piece! Thanksgiving Blessings to you and your loved ones!!!!

  2. What a stunning quilt! Love the colors! Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Oh my word! That looks like the ceiling in a historic church . . . I would have never thought it was a quilt and made of fabric. Amazing!

  4. Wow! I have no words.... :-)

  5. Gorgeous and inspiring! Once again, you serve your readers a breathtaking feast for the eyes. I hope you have a wonderful and peaceful Thanksgiving!

  6. Thank you for continuing to blog. Have a nice break and enjoy the holiday.
    xx, Carol

  7. Well, that must have indeed taken a lot of persistence... wi th stunning results.


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