I am a fan of sampler quilts and love finding interesting sampler quilt designs at shows and online. I confess that I was a little surprised to see a second place ribbon hanging on this traditional sampler quilt, Star Sampler by Kathy Sublett, when I first saw it from a distance. It is made from block patterns by Pam Bono.
It was in the category for large traditional quilts (AKA Q101), along with some pretty amazing quilts. When I got closed and looked again, I was completely charmed and impressed with the quilting, by long-armer Pam Millward.