Notre Dame named winner!

I’m thrilled to announce that my quilt, Notre Dame, was named winner of the Modern category for Beyond the Festival of Quilts!  You can see all the quilts in the festival here and mine here.

A few more details on Notre Dame, the quilt.  Much of my work over the past few years has explored the intersection of drama and serenity through the use of line.  I’m fascinated by how much I can distill and take away while continuing to convey the essence of my subject.  Visiting Notre Dame in 2017, I was struck by exactly that intersection.  For centuries, it has been a place of refuge and peace amid our chaos, whether small personal crises or large international ones.  Despite the crowds of tourists, the grandeur and serenity of the cathedral moved me deeply.

As the project moved itself to the top of my list, I spent quite some time choosing a photograph on which to base my quilt design and then making final decisions about the design itself.  I began quilt construction in July of 2019 and finished it in November of the same year.  It is done using machine sewn bias tape appliqué and machine quilting.  The final quilt measures 57″ x 78″.


  • SzSand
    Posted at 10:34h, 03 August Reply

    WOW! Amazing design and execution.

  • Bethany Garner
    Posted at 10:15h, 03 August Reply

    A very well deserved Award, Debbie… thank you for choosing the Cathedral and for the intricate, beautiful execution.

  • Janelle
    Posted at 07:21h, 03 August Reply

    This is truly one of the best modern quilts I’ve seen!

  • English quilter
    Posted at 21:43h, 02 August Reply

    Congratulations on your win. A beautiful quilt, Di tiy create your own bias for the lines?

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