QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase – Sue Vollbrecht

Amateur category finalist Sue Vollbrecht submitted “Basket Quilt” to our Quilt Design Star™ 2012 competition as her entry-round quilt.

 QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase   Sue Vollbrecht

Sue Vollbrecht Basket Quilt QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase   Sue Vollbrecht

Basket Quilt

“This is the first time I am using the Amish Star Block in a quilt. My biggest challenge in working on my quilt is that I am not at home; I am in Houston, Texas, at my son’s home with him and his family. They are expecting their second daughter any day and I am here to help. Fortunately, I always bring my sewing machine and quilting supplies when I travel. My 17-month-old  granddaughter Myla is being quite helpful with the sewing process. My entire family is very supportive and excited for me. I will not be home until the end of June, so will be completing my quilt top while I am in Houston. Lucky for me, there are some wonderful quilt shops to help with my fabric selection. I am mainly using a Moda collection by the French General called ‘Rounneries Deux’.”

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Sue's sewing helper!

Sue has had quite a time finding fabric while she is in Houston:

“I set out in search of local fabric shops. I had an excuse for shopping, since I didn’t bring my stash to Houston with me. My daughter-in-law and I had my granddaughter with us – she was a good little shopper and we found most of the fabric I was looking for (I had scoped out their fabric earlier last week just hoping I might get through to the next challenge!). After the first shop the little girl needed a nap, so I ventured out on my own to the next. My GPS gave out on my journey to Texas, so I was pretty much on my own as far as directions. I found the next shop and got one more piece of fabric, but you know how it is – you wonder what else is out there, so I just had to go to one more shop. The clerk was really nice and printed out some shop-hop directions for me and said it was only 20 minutes away. Well as the story goes, one hour later after asking a motorcycle sheriff, a UPS man, and making a few calls home to my husband in Wisconsin, I finally found the shop. I bought two more pieces of fabric and held my breath as I asked for more directions to get back to my son’s home. What’s shopping without some excitement?”

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7 Responses to QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase – Sue Vollbrecht

  1. Terri Vanden Bosch says:

    What a great story this quilt will have–I think it should go to the new grandchild!! Congratulations on making the final round–isn’t it exciting?? I have to go fabric shopping tomorrow.

  2. lise says:

    Congratulation Sue on becoming a finalist just like me. It is great to read each of the Challenge finalist. All the best in sewing your quilt top along with all of your mother and grandmother duties. You have some exciting moments to look forward to.

  3. Julie says:

    Love it when the kids and cats help! Good luck with the challenge!

  4. Christine Mitchell says:

    Congrats Sue on making it to this challenge. You are going to be busy, but how exciting to have a new grand baby!! Look forward to seeing your quilt!

  5. Cathie in Ut says:

    What a great story your quilt will have in the end.
    Good luck with your entry

  6. Kerry says:

    Nice story, lovely quilt.
    Good Luck!

  7. Terri Vanden Bosch says:

    Hope all is well with your family and that you found enough time to enjoy this Challenge 1 round. Can’t wait until Tuesday to see what everyone came up with!!!

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