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.