Wednesday, February 10, 2021


 Another quilt from the Special Exhibit My Joyful Journey, part of the Virtual Quilt Festival, December 3-5, 2020.

QUILT # 15: JOYFUL JOURNEY, 87" X 87",  machine pieced, longarm quilted, 2009, quilted by Pamela Dransfeldt:

The Story: This might be my most important work--I call it the quilt that changed everything. I decided to put my best work into this quilt and use my most favorite fabrics. A long-term friendship with designer Sue Garman began with this quilt. It expands my love of center medallion quilts, especially those with feathered stars in the center. Most importantly, it represents my willingness to take myself seriously as a quiltmaker. 

It was juried into AQS Paducah, 2010, and featured as one of the best 500 Traditional Quilts in the book by that name, published in 2014. It was included in the Special Exhibit in Houston, 2014, featuring some of those 500 quilts. 

Let's quilt.



  1. It is a beauty, Barbara. I love the color palette--the way you have bits of every color in there, but the purple, teal, and fuchsia borders tie it all together with the feathered star.

  2. I love feather stars and this one is a beauty!!

  3. And I just love this quilt. The colors are just beautiful! Excellent work!

  4. Gorgeous. I can see how it made you a serious quilter.