I spent a couple of very quick days with my mom and daughter up at the Vermont Quilt Show. It's a 4 hour drive from me, up through all the NH and VT mountains. The show itself has a decent variety of quilts...some pretty good, some really good, etc. There is no jurying of entries, so if you are fast to mail your entry in, you will be in. It is a far cry from the Houston and Paducah quilt shows, and even the good machine quilting shows, but it is a noce local and regional show. I like the show because I run into many folks that I know (but heck, I do that at every show). Inappropriate comments on judging sheets last year burnt many bridges for them. Some things can't be said if you want to get good entrants and sponsors.
Springtime in the Geisha's Garden went to VQF sort of by default though. It was the only eligible quilt I had. It is quite ridiculous that they require that the finish date of the quilt you enter be from Feb of the previous year -- a mere 16 months old at most. But...that is their rule, so we all live with it. All of my 2015 finishes were away at NQA. This quilt was the only one left.
This year was all about her...
She also came home with a nice bag of loot containing a roll of batting and 7 fat quarters of Northcott fabric. Here she is with her new dresser quilt and yellow ribbon (yea...she hates the ribbon, but she's all about purple now. Pink is passe', and yellow never was in vogue! Go figure. Eight year olds are silly, even if she did tell everyone that asked that she was nine!
The quilting on this quilt, subtle and not at all visible above, carries this quilt, along with its appealing color-scheme. It is always pretty to see it hanging.
Here are a few of the others I liked...
All in all, it has been a good month at the quilt shows. Here's my results...
"Kaleidoscopic Calamity" 1st Minnesota Quilt Show
"The Jester's Folly" 1st and BOS small quilts NQA Quilt Show
"Autumn's Surrender" 1st Shipshewana Quilt Festival
"Big Bertha" 2nd Shipshewana Quilt Festival
"Zen Garden" 3rd Shipshewana Quilt Festival
"Springtime in the Geisha's Garden" Purple ribbon (over 98 pts) and Best Mixed Media VQF
"Bouquet Royale" 1st and Masterpiece Quilt NQA Quilt Show
Time to get sewing and make progress on some things!