The Loading Dock

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Original quilt designed by Mary S. Buvia and constructed largely by hand during my late husbands long chemo sessions for upcoming quilt competitions. Over 90 characters and parts of this quilt were designed to create the childhood memories of Christmas. The quilt was machine quilted by myself using original designs. Many top awards were presented to this quilt during the year-long major competitions. The Loading Dock quilt earned the 25th title of Master Quilt awarded by The National Quilt Association in 2011. Criteria requires the quilt to pass 96 judging points, by three judges over several hours, to be deemed Master Quilt. A publisher then asked that I write a book of patterns and full instructions for this quilt, which was released in August 2012 in the Grand Rapids AQS Quilt Show. The quilt has been published many times in magazines, centerfolds, 12 month calendar, internet videos, and more. Additional quilts may be viewed at

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: n/a
  • Medium: fabric art - quilt
  • Width: 87 inches
  • Year created: 2010
  • Height: 86 inches