Mary Olson's quilt, Perseverance, was a collaborative effort with her husband, Garry. Inspired by Persian rugs, it took Mary three years to create (approximately 2200 hours). After she completed the quilt, she hand couched 70 yards of satin ribbon. We would say that's Perseverance.

Perseverance won 2nd Place Appliqué Large at the Houston International Quilt Festival 2018.
Star Members can watch Mary and Garry at work in Show 1806: Quilt Teams - Spouses & Sisters also featuring Barbara Groves & Mary Jacobson.

#21 mac845 2019-01-07 10:55
I think this is one of the most beautiful quilts I have ever seen.
#20 Pennym 2018-12-31 05:55
Gorgeous! Wonderful scalloped borders and amazing detail. Can't wait to see how you will top this one.
#19 Turtleswimmer 2018-12-30 11:41
Wow—It’s absolutely amazing. Congratulations on making such a wonderful quilt.
#18 Ruth Newton 2018-12-30 00:05
#17 Pemela 2018-12-29 15:47
A breathtaking work of art.
#16 Tee jacober 2018-12-29 15:16
Wow - there are no words good enough, but this is spectacularly beautiful!
#15 Brenda Segarra 2018-12-28 23:27
#14 Alice 2018-12-28 14:59
Absolutely beautiful. I can't begin to design like this.
#13 Virginia 2018-12-28 14:08
the ultimate!!!
#12 Cathy McClelland 2018-12-28 14:03
Beautiful work...love your design, and I can appreciate the hours it took to make this masterpiece. A keepsake for sure!
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