Sue McCarty's quilt, Tribute to Tolkien has won Best of Show at the 2010 Ameican Quilter's Society Show and Contest. Sue's quilt is a whole cloth quilt, with some painting, but mostly, it is all stitching withe metallic threads. The entire quilt was created on her Gammill long-arm quilting machine.
Notice the scale of stitching. The assistant was not touching the quilt, but her hand is about 2 inches away. Such detail! Sue has been quilting for 6 years! Are you jealous?
Way to go Sue.