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Pearls from Grandma
by Tammy Oberlin

About Pearls from Grandma: I began designing the pattern for “Pearls” in 2005.  I finished the paper pattern and started work on the quilting in early 2006. This quilt was done on my Gammill Classic Plus, completely hand-guided. It took a lot longer than I had expected; I almost missed the deadline for mailing it to MQS! While quilting all of the tiny circles, I kept thinking of the add-a-pearl necklace my Grandma started for me when I was little. An obvious choice for the name (Grandma was very happy!) This quilt, by far, has the record for the amount of time on my machine! I am not sure of the number of hours I spent on it,
but it is in the hundreds.

Awards and Recognitions:
MQS 2006 – First Place, Whole Cloth Traditional
Quilting on the Waterfront 2006 – Best Long-Arm Machine Quilting
Quilts on the Grand 2006 – First Place, Large Quilt/Mixed Technique-Other/Machine Quilted
Quilts on the Grand 2006 – Raterink Award for Best Machine Quilting
AQS QuiltWeek Paducah 2007 – Longarm Quilting Award
IQA Show in Houston 2007 – First Place, Merit Quilting/Machine category
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