Art quilts and wall hangings truly cry out for custom design stitch work. Each one is unique and allows both the person piecing the top and the quilter to collaborate to bring out the most creativity in both. Designs are first drawn on see-through vellum or tissue paper and sent to the customer for approval. I get a lot of satisfaction from this type of custom work, because I know that no one else would have done things exactly the same way - making each piece unique. And I never tell the recipient exactly where I have hidden their initials...sometimes it takes moments to find, and sometimes it takes months!