Skip to main content

In the Heart of Europe



This quilt is a celebration of Austria's Millennium. I used nine dancing couples to represent the nine provinces of Austria. Since Austria has an abundance of vineyards, the inner border shows samples of various grapes. Wine export is flourishing. The outer border is composed of Austria's country scenes, including personal mementos. The four vases represent the seasons, and each spout has an emblem of Austria, including the last emperor's crown. This quilt was selected one of the "20th Century's 100 Best American Quilts."