The Chandelier Quilt

66" x 66"

June 2022

I'm keeping this quilt for myself!

The quilting pattern is called Curly Feathers. It's pretty dense and took 5 hours to quilt out.

Gracie was glad when this one was done!


Sunbonnet Sue

There are 36 appliqued Sues in this quilt.

Each piece was sewn to a background square using a blanket stitch.

Quilted with the Baptist Fan pattern.

73" x 73"

June 2022

A garden theme fabric for the backing.

I've only made one applique quilt before many years ago and it didn't turn out too well. So when I received a request for a Sunbonnet Sue quilt, I was determined to get this one right. There are hundreds of patterns out there and Youtube has some great tutorials. And it's not as hard as it looks. If you want to make one, give it a try!

Click this link for a brief history of Sunbonnet Sue


A wall hanging based on a 1960's Jazz album cover.

40" x 40"

June 2022

Quilting pattern is Dave's All That Jazz

Inspiration album cover- Howard McGhee Quintet, Music From The Connection

Rooster Wall Hanging

30" x 36"

July 2022

The bright fabrics from Kaffe Fassett really make this bird stand out!

Quilted with a Hexie pattern to resemble chicken wire.

I used a freezer paper and raw edge applique technique to adhere fabric pieces to the background.


The 9 Patch Ariona

Made with a 9 patch blocks and a center "A" quilt block.

54" x 60"

April 2022

Quilted with Lilac quilt pattern. Bursting stars for the backing.

Bikes, Cars and Cowboys

Made with a 9 patch block (a la checkered flag) and customized blocks using fabric images.

Quilted with flames in burnt orange. Cowboy backing.

54" x 60"

April 2022

The Elephant Quilt

56" x 65"

June 2022

Black and white Mandala Elephant fabric. Quilted with Ikat quilt pattern

Gracie matches this quilt!

Double Square Star

Current work in progress

62" x 62"


<-- Click to see a collection of photos documenting my quilting projects in various stages. I experimented with a domestic machine quilting set up (that didn't last long!!) to acquiring my own longarm and eventually upgrading to the computerized robotics.



Meet Gracie! She's a 13 yo mixed mutt who loves to quilt, um, I mean, hang out in the studio and eat treats while I quilt!


Introducing Violet! She's a 14 yo domestic short hair who finds the most comfy places in the studio for napping!


Monica lives in Winchester, VA with her husband, John, and pets Gracie and Violet. They are newly empty nesters which means more time for quilting!!

You can find me on instagram @ moquilting

I made my first quilt when I was 23. My husband and I were browsing a fabric store with his mom when we spotted a beautiful quilt hanging on the wall. We discovered that it was a kit consisting of a main panel, panel blocks and sashing. It only needed the panels to be sewn together and quilted. My Grandmother was a quilter so we talked to her for ideas on how to finish it. She suggested we get a quilting frame. My Dad drew up a rough plan and made one for us. It took up half of our living room when we set it up in our small apartment! It took us a couple of months to hand quilt it and we didn't even quilt in the sashing! LOL!

My Grandmother was not only a quilter but also sewed my clothes for me up until I was about 7. She made a scrap quilt for me with all of the leftovers from my handmade clothing. I loved that quilt and remember spreading it out on the floor to watch Saturday morning cartoons. I still have it and it's pretty crazy to be able to touch the fabric of the clothes I wore as a little girl. That's why I think quilts are magical.

When my Grandmother came to visit us, she always brought us "gifts". Usually a little knick knack or something from her house. When I was around 9 or 10, she gave me a quilt that she made and was first used for my Dad when he was born. I can't say I was thrilled. As a kid, it was like getting socks for Christmas. It traveled with me throughout my adults years, hanging in a couple of our houses. Just recently I've been thinking about why she gave me a quilt at such a young age. Did she see a future quilter in me? Or did possessing that quilt pique an interest in quilting in my later years? I kind of like to think it was the former.

The first quilt made by John and myself around 1989 - Cotton 70x78

A close up of the center panel.

Scrap quilt made around 1973. Various fabrics from my childhood clothing. Machine quilted - 74x87

My Grandmother's quilt made in 1934, first used in 1939. 65x76

Traditional piecing and embroidery. The quilting looks to be done by a domestic machine.

Written on the back: "To Monica Wright. Grandaughter Made by Geneva Golden 1934. First used by Geneva Wright March 19, 1939"