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1st place at MQS 2006 in the "Whole cloth
Traditional" category

"Best Long-Arm Machine Quilting" at Quilting on
the Waterfront 2006

1st place "Large Quilt/Mixed
Technique-Other/Machine Quilted" at Quilts on
the Grand 2006

"Raterink Award for Best Machine Quilting" at
Quilts on the Grand 2006

Long Arm Quilting Award at the 2007 AQS show
in Paducah.

1st place in the Merit Quilting/Machine category
at the IQA show in Houston 2007

I started designing the pattern for "Pearls" in 2005.  
I finished the paper pattern and  started working
on the quilting in early 2006.  This quilt was done
on my Classic Plus, completely hand-guided.  It
took a lot longer than I had expected.  I almost
missed the deadline for entering it at 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.  I hope you enjoy the

Pearls From Grandma
Photos by Jan Lewis
Pearls center detail
Pearls detail 2
Pearls detail 3
Copyright Tammy Finkler 2006-07
Tammy Finkler Oberlin/ TK Quilting & Design LLC