The lady you see in this picture, Pat, is the recipient of this quilt. I don't know how long she has been quilting, but she is very prolific.
For several years, I have been working with a small community fair and stock show here in eastern Washington. This lady has been making, or helping to make, up to 200 homemade pies for I don't know how many years (darn good ones too!). She became ill a couple of years ago, and life began to change, so when I saw the "pie" patterns on the FabShopHop last year, I thought it would be a fitting project for the block challenge in the textile booth at the fair. We had about 15 people participate which just wasn't enough for me. So, I got busy, and I think I made 30+ of the blocks you see in the quilt. Over the winter, she and I got together to finish the top and get it off to the long arm quilter so that we had time to get it ready for this year's fair (last weekend -- 4/28-5/1). It was the first time we had really worked together and we had great fun wrestling all these blocks into submission, finding just the right complementary fabrics in my stash for the border strips and squares, having lunch together, drooling away over all those pies, and squirrelled away in my basement studio while winter "wintered" outside. When the binding was finished and she took it home, I felt like I was giving up my "first born"--but I have visitation privileges! The quilting looks like "good pie smells" wafting around. We both agree it is a "happy" quilt. It got lots of nice comments at the fair from many people last weekend.