In The Cross-Country Quilters, Megan Donohue wins a trip to Elm Creek Quilt Camp in a magazine contest for one-patch designs. The kite template suits Megan, an aerospace engineer, and the Trip Around the World layout symbolizes the literal and figurative journeys she must undertake before she finds solace and love. The pattern for “Megan’s Prizewinner” appears in my second pattern book, Return to Elm Creek (C&T Publishing, 2004).
Machine pieced by Jennifer Chiaverini, machine quilted by Sue Vollbrecht, 2003. The “Annabelle” fabrics used for this quilt were generously donated by Red Rooster Fabrics.