Karlee made this quilt, Shimmering Symphony, in 2011 specifically for the "Create Your Style With Swarovski Elements” design contest and it won 1st place. She was pretty excited about it and writes, "Not only did I win $3,500 in cash, but I also won a brand new sewing machine as well as $3000 worth of Swarovski Crystals! It was such a fun competition and even landed me a spread in my local newspaper!"

Watch Karlee in Show 2607.

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Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis


We are pretty certain this is a log cabin block. Play the game and find out if we are correct.



Kim Lacy's quilt, Ammonite Celebration, does not fit into a "traditional" shape for a quilt. It does, however, fit the requirements of nature in that it is inspirational and quite beautiful.

She writes, "I am inspired by the shapes and forms of nature. My access to the professional and amateur photography of my friends is a constant source of inspiration. Their images of wildlife, natural wonders, and fractals have been the focus of many of my quilts. Geology and paleontology have also influenced much of my recent work, especially the fractal nature of the ammonite."

Ammonite Celebration won 2nd Place Wall Stationary Machine, AQS, Spring Paducah, KY 2017.

Watch Kim in Show 2606.

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Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis


A Lizard's Tale is Kim Lacy's way of showing the fractal forms and spirals we see everywhere in nature. Meant to represent a wrapped up chameleon's tail when it's sitting, the entire quilt is hand-painted on black cotton sateen.

Watch Kim in Show 2606.

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Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis


These look a bit like cactus flowers. What do you think this block might be called? Play the game and find out.



Ammonites are the extinct relatives of sea creatures, such as the modern Nautilus from Palau. That should give you some idea of what this interesting quilt by Kim Lacy is all about.

Watch Kim and learn more about it in Show 2606.

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AmmonitesbyKimLacy - 300 Pieces Non-Rotating

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Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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