MEG MONAHAN-1st place winner

Thirty-five years ago, Meg Monahan moved to Laguna Beach from the Boston area to accept a job offer with the local office of a national landscape architecture firm.  While practicing landscape architecture, she was appointed to serve on the city’s Design Review Board which sparked her interest in public administration.  Several years later she had earned a Master of Public Administration and began her career serving the public as our local deputy city clerk and eventually the city clerk for two Orange County cities.

Upon retirement, she finally had time to try making quilts – something she had wished to pursue but never had the time.  She quickly became an avid quilter because it combined her earlier enjoyment of sewing with the creativity that landscape design had offered but she sorely missed in public administration.  Twelve years later, she still sews almost every day and makes four to six quilts annually.  She had donated quilts to local organizations to raise funds in silent auctions, made many for family and friends, and has her own collection at home.

Quilt #1 – Queen’s Cross, 66″ square, NFS This quilt is made from cotton with a wool batting.  It is machine pieced and hand quilted with perle cotton #8

Queen’s Cross1st place winner

Quilt #2:  Kaffe’s Postcard, 85″ square, NFS This quilt is made with cotton and has a cotton batting.  It is machine pieced and hand quilted with perle cotton #8

Kaffe’s Postcard

Quilt #3:  Moss Garden, 75″ square, NFS This quilt is made from cotton with a cotton batting.  It is machine pieced and machine quilted.

Moss Garden

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