This quilt came about as I was asked to design and make a quilt that would be offered at Silent Auction at an annual Navy Medical Corp (senior doctor’s) function. All the proceeds from this quilt will go to support the Wounded Warriors at Bethesda/Walter Reed National Medical Center. The deep navy and rich gold were chosen as they are Navy colors; I incorporated the red as red and gold are the Marine Corp’s. In Navy, anyone associated with medicine has oak leafs as part of their insignia. The acorns are specific to doctors.  This was machine pieced and appliqued as well as hand embroidered. I extensively quilted the top on my Bernina 440.

There is no way this quilt would have come to be without EQ. The payout Stars 51 with the different points of the Lemoyne Stars colored to give the 3D effect. I tried many borders out of Auto Borders and  finally decided on the Intertwined Border… one of my favorite “go-to” patterns. A couple weeks ago I wrote directions in Steppen and the Info EQ Digest on how to translate applique text into a applique placement guide or embroidery outline.  Penny & I came up with the work-around that  “works”!!

Navy Medicine raised $1,100 for the Wounded Warriors!