Sunday, April 9, 2017

Quilt Show and Guild Goals Update


My quilt guild, Clark County Quilters, held their annual quilt show April 6-8. There were about 320 quilts to view! For the show, I had four entries and I had planned for two! The entries were:
42 Minis; Totally Hexed, Winter Ice and Whale of a Tail/Tale


Imagine my happy surprise when I saw a red ribbon on 42 Minis for the category mixed techniques large quilt.
2nd place for mixed techniques large quilt






































A few rows over, I saw a blue ribbon on Totally Hexed for the category large appliqué.

1st place for large applique quilt






































Then, the biggest shock of all!!! I had two ribbons on Winter Ice! The blue one was first place for large pieced and the green ribbon was best of show for machine quilting! I didn't realize how much the border quilting really does show. Seeing this quilt hang, gave me new appreciation for the quilting!
1st place large pieced quilt and Best of Show machine quilting






































View of the quilting on the border

Close up of the quilting in the blocks











































































I also participated in the challenge so I can cross off #4 on my Ten for 2017 plan! The top three places of the challenge will be revealed at the general guild meeting on April 13.

I am humbled for my work to be honored. I encountered many quilting issues with each of these projects. In the past, I would have focused on the errors and pointed them out to all. Now, my goal is to focus on what I learned from those experiences and to improve on the next project.  I seriously considered not entering any quilts in the guild show. If I did  decide to enter, I seriously considered not having any of the entries judged. This experience is an example of no matter what I personally think of my work, it is important for me to share it AND have it judged!

I did plan to share the judges comments in this post. Unfortunately, the comments weren't included with my quilts when I picked them up last night. If sharing the comments would be of interest to you, please leave me a comment. If I receive 15 comments and I receive the comment sheets, I'll write a separate post.

16 comments:

  1. Holy crow, four ribbons! Congratulations, Terry, it is very well deserved. You have shared with us how much thought you put into the quilting, and it is so nice to know that it pays off! Yes, I would love to know the judge's comments, if you have the chance. Your comment about entering shows is a good lesson to me, too.

    Good luck with the challenge quilt!

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    1. Monica. . .holy cow is sure right about the ribbons! I don't enter to win ribbons; but, I do want to enter work that is ribbon worthy. Isn't that quite the comment! :)

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  2. Wow! Congratulations on receiving all those ribbons. You must have been on cloud nine.

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    1. Janice, I was really surprised . . .actually, speechless which is a state that rarely happens!!

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  3. Ahh Miss Terry I love your work. I love that you enter what you consider non-ribbon worthy quilts, for the sheer joy of quilt making.

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    1. Thanks, Teri! If we don't share the joy of quilt making, who will want to join us?

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  4. Congratulations on your ribbons! They are all well-deserved!! If you don't mind, I would love to read the judges' comments.

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    1. Thanks, Nancy! As you know, I didn't receive the comments with my quilts. I hope to receive the comments soon!

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  5. Congratulations! Congratulations! Congratulations! Congratulations! There, one for each ribbon. And a 'way to go!' keep on doing your best.

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    1. Thanks, Luann! I've felt like my quilting was struggling so receiving these ribbons gave me an unexpected uplift!

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  6. someone wise once said: you never know unless you ask... worse thing they do is tell you no...what do you have to lose!?! In this case you had everything to gain. Congrats - keep entering.

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    1. Thanks, Nicole. I gained loads! I sure didn't know!!!!

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  7. Your work is fabulous and I am as excited as you about all of your ribbons. So fun to see you smiling at the show.

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    1. Joanne, thank you so much for the fabulous comment and being excited with me about the ribbons! Sharing makes success all the sweeter!

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  8. Wow that's amazing, but so are your quilts and quilting. Congratulations.
    Wendy

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    1. Wendy, thank you so much for your kind comments!

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