Wednesday, September 21, 2011

She's a Winner!

Over the weekend I entered a few quilts in a show that was sponsored by a guild 45 miles from me.

When I attended the show I was thrilled to find this ribbon on A La Mode (Lifetime Quilt # 66)


Every now and then I'll run across a blog where folks wonder if their quilts are good enough for a show, or if they should enter their quilts in a show. And this is what I think about that, while I was excited to see that blue ribbon on my quilt, I also enjoyed seeing my other quilts in the show and talking to folks about them. Plus, I really enjoy seeing what other quilters in my neck of the woods are making. I would have been happy with my experience even if I didn't win a ribbon. If you've never entered your quilts in a local show, I think you'll be surprised by the sense of satisfaction you'll feel just by seeing your quilt hanging in the event hall with other quilts.

And if you're worried because a few points are missing or or a seam or two don't match, relax, there are too many things to look at for anyone to notice that type of thing on one quilt, you're the only one who notices those things on your quilt!

I've never been associated with the planning or running of a quilt show, but it looks like a lot of work. If a group is going to take the time and effort to sponsor a show, I think it's nice to recognize that time and effort by entering some quilts. The ribbon was just icing on the cake!

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33 comments:

  1. congrats!!!!!
    well deserved.
    Kathie

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  2. Congratulations on you ribbon! I wholeheartedly agree with you about the joy of seeing one of your quilts in a show and it's even better when you overhear nice comments about it ;o)

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  3. Congratulations! It's beautiful!

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  4. Congratulations! It's a beautiful quilt and not surprising to see it with a blue ribbon.

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  5. Very deserving of a ribbon - love the quilt and the colors. Judy C

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  6. Very well said! I totally agree!
    Congratulations on participating in the show and on the ribbon!

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  7. Congratulations - it's definitely a beauty!

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  8. Congratulations! That quilt is a beauty!

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  9. Sweet!! ("Icing on the cake"). Well done, it's a winner even w/o the blue ribbon, but you already knew that.

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  10. Congrats! You definitely deserve a blue ribbon!

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  11. Congratulations!!! I absolutely love this quilt. I remember reading in your earlier posts when you were making this quilt. I would love to make one just like it. I know you used bits and pieces from different patterns. Did you happen to make a pattern to sell? I would definitely buy it from you.

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  12. Congratulations on the ribbon winning beautiful quilt! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  13. I totally agree with you on all points. Just to see your quilts hanging is good for your mojo and so satisfying!! Congrats on your win...gorgeous quilt!
    Take care!
    Paulette

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  14. Congratulations! All your quilts are winners!

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  15. Congratulations on your beautiful quilt. And thanks so much for giving your views on entering quilt shows. You've given me the courage (?) to enter one of my quilts at the next local show. Thanks for sharing.
    cindy

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  16. Oh Thelma ! Congratulations on the ribbon. I am not surprised this quilt is Amazing !

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  17. Congrats! I love this quilt so much! Thanks for the pep talk too. I've been waffling on this subject then decided that none of my quilts are perfect enough for a show. thanks for the boost!

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  18. Congratulations on your blue ribbon! I'm a new quilter and I've been looking at all of your beautiful quilts and just drooling. I only hope someday to be able to create something as beautiful as yours. Are there any tips you can give a new quilter? Did you teach yourself (which is how I'm doing it) or did you take classes? I love, love, love your work!

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  19. congrats. That really is a wonderful quilt.

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  20. Congratulations!!! That is one of my faves of yours, love how the border frames the quilt! It was well deserved :)

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  21. This is one of your best; I'm glad it's a winner!

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  22. Congratulations! It is very gratifying to have someone else love your quilts when you put so much into making them.

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  23. So happy for you!! Congratulations!

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  24. Congratulations on your Blue Ribbon quilt! I loved that quilt and especially loved the little twist you created to the pattern/border! You are a winner!!!

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  25. Congratulations, Thelma!!! That is really awesome!!! You and your quilt were very deserving! Your Thelmasizing created a beautiful masterpiece!

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  26. 1st Place! Good for you and very well deserved. I love this quilt and I'm sure others at the show loved seeing it in person.

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  27. Congratulations on the ribbon, Thelma. I agree with the judges 100%. I love that quilt.

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  28. Congratulations! That's a very pretty quilt!!!

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