Last week brought phenomenal news. The Road to CA show in Ontario, CA -- where I hope to possibly teach in the future, took place. This is a big show, on a level just beneath Paducah and Houston. It attracts many well-known talented international quilters. Much to my complete surprise, on Tuesday night, I received an email with the results of the judging. I had 2 quilts out there.
My new quilt just finished last October, won the top award! Best of Show at a show like Road is still kind of unthinkable for me. This is a fun and personal quilt for me. It represents fabrics, colors and processes that speak to me, and to have it rewarded so well is sweet. And yes, that is one monster-sized ribbon, over 3' long!
I did a mini for her a couple years ago that was this same pattern. This one is 70" square. By the end I was getting mighty tired of ditch stitching these circles, but it turned out wonderfully. When she gets it back, she'll be happy.
Right now, I am trying my best to prioritize that which must get done, and I am not entirely sure it will. My mood is deep in the dregs of winter. The new president and his petty, unnecessary ways have me feeling sad and depressed, and not as productive as I'd like to be. Nobody wants to read about a political sob-story on a quilting blog, but suffice it to say he is a complete embarrassment, and I am ashamed to be an American right now. He is everything I thought he'd be during his campaign and more. Sadly none of it is good. I have a bad feeling, and it is hard to shake.
There, said. Done. Now we can get back to the goodness you came to this blog for.
Have a good week,