Friday, July 29, 2011

Will the Wonders Never Cease??

Today was mom's day away to go to the Maine Quilt Show, and let the kids have a day with Nana. I hoped that my two quilts would show well. I kind of knew from the shows earlier this year that Postcards from Venice would probably do well, as long as judges were not too picky about a few misaligned points on the curved-pieced rosette. It's not the flashiest quilt, and it's probably not what every Mainer thinks is the most interesting to stare at, but who's looking at the quilt when it has all those awesome colorful ribbons to gawk at??!

Holy smokes (OK, that is NOT the word I mumbled as I walked into the Civic Center, and right off the bat, saw this). I could hardly believe it. No, I practically peed my britches with glee and shock. Yes, this is 75 hours of quilting vindicated in ribbons. I am so happy. No, make that still on cloud 19. Higher than the air. Four quilt shows since April; seven ribbons. Happy grin.
I know you have all seen the quilt months ago, buthere's a closeup at the new quilt "bling". I'm sure my daughter will think that the purple ribbon ought to be in her room. We may have to have a small (ok, huge) negotiation.


I did enter another quilt. Smaller, brighter, flashier. It received a ton of fantastic comments (yes, I am always listening to the viewers...I know that they may not love dull colors and dense quilting, but judges do...). "Intertwined", as I named this 42" applique quilt also brought home a blue ribbon (one of I believe 5 given at the show). More happy smiles.


I actually had quilted 2 other quilts that were at the show (client). One was judged, and it took a 2nd place ribbon (one of only a few of those!).








All in all, a very successful, surprising, shocking and smile-filled day.









20 comments:

Vicki W said...

Congratulations!

Leah said...

Congratulations!

Kelly said...

Congratulations!!! That is so very exciting & I'm very happy for you!!!

Kelly

Jeanie said...

"Shocked" is not what one of your reactions should have been. Your work is fabulous and these ribbons are well deserved. I know I'm not seeing the other entries, but I've been to plenty of shows and your quilting talent is truly amazing. Congratulations and enjoy the compliments!

SeeingStars said...

How exciting! I'm sure the Maine quilters enjoyed seeing your quilts. The judges sure did!

Desley said...

Congratulatins - I just showed my husband the pictures of your quilt and he was super impressed. His exact words were 'Wow, no wonder it won' Congratulations again. Well deserved. I am so happy for you.

Lisa Marie said...

Uh-may-zing!!! Congrats!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Congratulations! They are both awesome quilts!

LynCC said...

Congratulations on all your ribbons! How exciting for you. :D Both of these quilts are exquisite. Hanks you for sharing them with us.

Emma said...

Congratulations! I agree with n earlier comment; with a quilt like that you shouldn't be shocked to win - pleasantly surprised maybe! What did it actually win?

Sherry said...

Congratulations! Great job.

Janet Stone said...

Congratulations!! ALL ribbons were very well deserved...beautiful quilts!

Strlady said...

Woot, woot! Well deserved!

Linda said...

Congratulations!!! Trust me, all those ribbons are well deserved!!!

Breccabaroo said...

Well Done. I won Best of Show for my State Show this year, so I know how amazing it is and how great you must feel right now. Enjoy the moment.

Nan S. said...

I saw your quilt at the Machine Quilters Expo in May and know how exquisite it is. This was a well-deserved honor!! Congratulations!

Thearica said...

Congrats on the ribbons! I saw Kathleen's quilt in person and it is gorgeous! Her choice of colors were amazing!

Why was it hard to quilt?

lil said...

wow, wow, you're incredible and you can be very proud
one day I will send you one of my quilts all the way from europe and you can do whatever you want

Rhonda said...

I've been telling you that your quilting is outstanding...Congratulations!!!

Rhonda said...

I've been telling you that your quilting is outstanding...Congratulations!!!