Margarete Heinisch's quilt, In the Heart of Europe, graced the cover of Quilter's Newsletter in 1998 (just one of three of her quilts that have graced the cover).  The quilt honors Margarete's Viennese heritage.  Each dancing couple represents one of Austria's nine provinces and the border of grapes symbolizes the wines which are produced in the country.  The outer border illustrates scenes of her family.  The quilt is 76" x 80" and is made of cotton, silk and wool.  It is hand appliqued, machine pieced, embroidered, and has ink drawings.  It is in Margarete's personal collection.

Europe1 - 72 pieces non-rotating

Europe2 - 72 pieces rotating