Kathi's & Sandi's Award Winning Applique Elegance Quilt

Kathy and Sandi’s Applique Elegance Quilt

Some years back Kathy bought my Applique Elegance collection. She and Judi made this beautiful quilt.

It has traveled around many places (see list below) and won several awards (see list below).

Creative Machine Embroidery did an article on how it was made,

Enjoy the eye candy!

Kathy Kemmel & Sandi’s Quilt

May/June 2017 Edition of Creative Machine Embroidery Magazine Article with photos of how it was made


2015 – Best of Show, Arapahoe County Quilters

2013 – First Place, Traditional Quilts, Mancuso Brothers Denver National Quilt Festival, Denver, Colorado

2013 – Honorable Mention, American Quilters Society Show, Des Moines, Iowa

2012 – 2nd Place, Machine Embroidery, Machine Quilters Showcase, Kansas City

2012 – First Place, Two Person Large Category – Quilt Colorado 2012

2012 – Exhibited at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, TX

Last on display at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden, CO.

Kathy embroidered all the designs on a 90″x90″ piece of cotton sateen.

Kathy writes, “People ask me all the time if I embroidered the flowers separately and then attached them to the quilt top. But I didn’t.”

“Anywhere we show this quilt, people are really fascinated by the technique and quality of the embroidery designs!”

“One of the things we worried about with the quilt was that when Sandi (the quilter) washed it to get out the blue pen markings (and she had to do this several times), we were worried that the appliqué fabric would pull away from the satin stitching, but it didn’t. Not anywhere! We were pretty happy about that. You did a beautiful job digitizing those flowers!”

Thanks so much Judy and Sandi for sharing your talents with us! You go, girls!