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I just love to receive photos from former students who have completed a quilt they started in one of my classes or made a quilt  from one of my patterns.  I recently received this photo of a gorgeous quilt that was made by Carol Ann Johnston of Boise Idaho ( DIGITAL CAMERA

Carol writes:  “I made a quilt from your pattern in American Quilter, Jan 2010, called Cartwheel Constellation. I would like your permission to enter it into an AQS contest this year.  I enjoy paper piecing and was so happy to find your pattern.  I’ll be glad to assign you design credit.  I call my version Aurora. It is much like your original,but with different colors in the center. You can see it on my Flickr page:   Aurora measures 51 inches in diameter.  This is the most ribbon winning quilt I’ve produced to date. It won blue ribbons at both the Boise Basin Quilter’s show and at the Northwest Quilting Expo in Portland, Oregon.”

Carol, your quilt is just beautiful and I enjoyed reading your story on Etsy.  Carol became a “compulsive” quilter (doesn’t that describe most of us!) after surviving breast cancer in 2002.  She opened her Etsy shop after her house became full of finished and unfinished quilts.

Obviously Carol is a very talented quilter.  Thank you so much for sharing your version of my design with us.

And the name of this quilt is very appropriate.  I leave a week from Sunday for a teaching trip to Alaska.  Its probably the wrong time of year to see the Aurora, but I’m very excited about the trip.  You’ll be hearing about it soon!


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