Saturday, April 14, 2012

MQX 2012

I returned last night from a busy 4 days at MQX. Although I have over 150 pictures to sort through before I post any, I thought I'd put up a couple shots of my own 2 quilts. Much to my surprise (because the confirmation email to ribbon winners came just after I departed for Providence on Tuesday!), both quilts earned ribbons in very tough and large categories. I could really get used to doing the winner's walk up to the stage - it's a happy trip!

The first quilt is Zen Garden, 65" square. It took an Honorable Mention. I love to see it when my quilts hang so straight and pretty (this is before the ribbons were even hung, at the sneak preview). It's headed next to HMQS if you want to see it.
My other quilt, Meet Me At Giverny, is 69" square, and has my favorite Stonehenge fabrics that just remind me of Monet. This was entered in the Solo category, and I really did not expect it to fair as well, in that it is only pieced. Solo usually has some "blow your mind" quilts. It walked away with a 2nd place and some nice shopping cash. It will be traveling to MQS next month.
I now must reintegrate with my family. I'll post more about the classes and other quilts this week.

10 comments:

Marlene said...

Congrats Margaret!!!

Teresa in Music City said...

Congratulations! They are both gorgeous quilts. Especially Zen Garden - the applique really sets it off!

Vicki W said...

Congratulations!

Raylene Smith said...

Well done...and congratulations...I knew you would take the quilting world by storm...your work is beautiful..

harrispen said...

Congratulations on your well deserved awards.

Cindy

Furball Farm Quilting said...

Congratulations Margaret, I'm not surprised at all. Zen looks beautiful hanging up, I'm surprised it didn't win the major prize, the others must be spectacular.

Linda said...

BIG congrats!!!!!

Auntie Em said...

Congratulations on your ribbons! I was at the show today and got to see them both in person. Beautiful!

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

Congratulations! Your quilt is just gorgeous!
Looking forward to see more about the event :-)
Have a great new week!

Michele said...

Congratulations. I got to see both quilts up close. They are gorgeous. I had never attended MQX before and the quilts are spectacular! You should be so proud of yourself for your success!