The totem pole is beautiful, but the delicate lines of the trees really make it stand out. This is Promise Fulfilled by Kathy Quinn Arroyo. This is not a real totem pole; she studied the meanings of the different creatures and made a pole specifically for her family.
Winner of the $5,000 Pfaff Master Award for Machine Artistry, Shirley notes of her original design, "The inspiration for this quilt is mid [20th] century abstract art. It features ombre fabrics, which contribute to the shading effect, and polyester shantung for the rings to add a metallic sheen. It is done in muted tones and is entirely pieced. The quilting echoes the geometric shape of the pieces."