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.