The lecture includes images of quilts that I have made from the first pathetic attempt to my most recent prize winning quilts. For the quilts that have won awards, I show pictures of the design inspirations (such as the lamppost in front of the St. Louis Art Museum, mosaic floor tiles from St. Mark's Cathedral in Venice, a 15th century Italian manuscript, Etruscan ceramics, and embroidery motifs).
A vital part of the presentation includes the comments and critiques, both positive and negative, that I have received from contest judges. It is often encouraging for other quilters to hear that a quilt can win a top prize in a competition and still receive negative comments! Viewers can look at the pictures of the quilts and decide if they agree with the positive and negative comments made by the judges.