Carol, Omaha, NE
I received the quilt yesterday, in excellent shape. Couldn’t believe my eyes as I unfolded it and saw your awesome work, Debbie!! Talk about talent! Every time I look at it, I discover something new. I love the way you individually outlined each dinosaur and made them “pop” off the fabric, plus the wavy lines of stitching undulating across the mountains, hills and desert along with the beautiful striations and texture added to the volcano and the ash rising out of it, the outlining of the trees and rocks – the list goes on and on! There are so many touches of detail, too: the woodgrain in the log, the rocks along the shore, the piles of rocks (eggs?) added to the quilting between the dinosaurs, the intricate leaves and ferns. (I’m probably forgetting something, because, as I said, I keep discovering more!!!) The variation of patterns you chose for the sky, sand and water (LOVE the waves!) as well as the borders (especially the dinosaur border!) are further evidence of your artistic flair.
While I appreciate your complimenting me on my quilting talent, Debbie, I can honestly say that your embellishments of the quilt have turned it into a masterpiece! I couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome, and I will definitely recommend you to anyone looking for a truly gifted quilter. I plan to write immediately to my former college roommate who referred me to you and thank her profusely for giving me your name!
I will mail your check today, Debbie – worth EVERY cent! I hope you enjoyed working on this quilt and that it wasn’t too much of a chore for you. I’m sure it was, if nothing else, a deviation from your usual quilting jobs. 🙂
Bless you and your family, and keep up the beautiful work!”