I immediately called a cousin who also tats and asked her to send me several patterns she thought would work for the temple.
When they arrived, I quickly chose one and began to figure out exactly how much work I would have to do each day in order to have the cloth completed in time.
Two years before the San Diego California Temple was to be dedicated, a letter came to my stake Relief Society president asking that she find women in the stake to make altar cloths for the new temple.
The altar cloths were to be tatted or crocheted and had to be completed within 10 months.
Each repetition in a pattern, or what I call a medallion, takes 30 minutes to make, and I would have to make three each day.