So about three years ago Mum stared working on a quilt to enter into the Evergreen State Fair! It was a lofty goal becuase she had NEVER attempted a quilt before!! And she chose one the required using thick, fuzzy fabrice, about 30 different patterns and colors of fabrics, a LOAD of buttons and making 18 3-D Monkey ears!! Layers, top stitching, head tilting, smile stitching and blocking. Well, as I mentioned, Mum had never made a quilt before...SO when the time came to top stich it..she was stumped. You CAN'T cram a decent sized quilt into a basic machine to top stitch it! Oh she tried and the result was dismal...she ended up ripping out hundreds of TINY stiches with a seam ripper, leaving tears in the the fabric. The quilt ended up in a bag in the craft room....for a very long time....Mums dream of entering her quilt in the Fair were put on hold...then she met a very nice lady on FaceBook!! Claudia Loitz is a Quilt Lady for sure!! Mum sent her the Monkey quilt in the mail!! Claudia sent Mum some worried FB PM's...this quilt was a hot mess and Mum and Claudia knew it! But Claudia performed Quilt CPR and somehow performed a miracle!! The quilt still isn't perfect but to Mum it looks AMAZING!! The gorgeous decortive stitching is incredible and considering what Claudia was given to work with it looks so GREAT!! Mum will enter it into the Fair this fall and Ribbon or not...she can knock it off her bucket list!! Thanks Claudia!! And we LOVE my Quilt! It has 5 awesome favorite pics of us doin' stuff we love! If you'd like a photo quilt of you and your fave human, let me know and I will give you the contact info!! chEARS!!