Many of you have asked - did I make Joey and Shelly a wedding quilt? Up to now the answer was no - the Chuppah was very intense and required tons of hand work. However, in the back ground I started a quilt that would serve as their wedding quilt. Not only was it embriodered with their names and wedding date but also the bible verse, "I am my beloved and my beloved is mine" in English - this verse was hand embroidered on the Chuppah in Hebrew. This quilt was REALLY difficult for me as it was totally out of the box.- it got VERY mixed reactions when people saw it in progress - and may I add not good reactions. As the top drew to conclusion I was 100% stumped regarding how to quilt it. So last July, I tucked it away not knowing what to do, very discouraged.
FASTFORWARD: At this years retreat I brought it out and asked for a HONEST take on it - Paula Reid and others LOVED it - when I shared my distress regarding how to quilt it - Paula said, "I know exactly - please let me do it". When the quilt was finished and arrived back home, I got goose bumps when I saw it. Paula choose a tree of life for the quilting design and honestly, she did a spectacular job! To date this is perhaps the best quilt both she and I have collaborated on. Before giving it to the kids, I took it to Gregory Case/ our TQS Photo Man's house to get it photographed. I have to say that the measures he takes is extraordinary and fortunately I had my video camera to document the process. Soon I will share the process he goes to when snapping the pix of your quilt. It was quite an amazing process. (We had to shrink the pictures to fit on the internet and they are not up to his standards.)
Oh yes - the kids love the quilt!