Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Show Update - A Few Quilts . . .

Warning - picture heavy blog post.

Here's what greeted quilters to downtown Paducah.


Quiltman!

Tuesday night I got to attend the AQS Awards Ceremony, it was a thrill and tons of fun.


Libby Lehman was the Master of Ceremonies.

This quilt won Best of Show.


Harmony Within by Sue McCarty.  This quilt also won Best of Show at Houston.  This is not Sue's first win at Paducah.  She started long arm quilting in 2004!!  I would say she has a natural knack for it!

This quilt won Best Hand Workmanship


Star Struck by Cheryl L See. This is an original design with over 12,000 hexagons.

Here is Best Machine Work


Radiance by Susan Stewart. Click here to see other Susan Stewart designs.

And Best Longarm Work


Avatar Revisited by Judy Woodworth - this project is thread painted.
Judy has written a free motion book, teaches, and has a great website.  click here for website


I came very close to winning, 

in geographical terms!  See my star quilt peeking out to the left of this quilt?


 Here it is to the right of Susan's quilt!  

I bet that star quilt was the most photographed and most cropped out picture at the show!!

Here I am, proud as can be in front of my Red and White quilt wearing my Contestant ribbon.


Believe me, being a contestant in this show was the biggest thrill of my quilting life.

I was warned not to stand around my quilts, that I may not like some of the comments that I heard, but I just couldn't help myself and never heard a single snarky comment.  


This guy took at least 10 pictures, a closeup of each different mini quilt in the quilt.  I share pictures of my quilts online with you, but at the most, a dozen folks see my quilts in person.  Knowing over 30,000 folks walked by my quilts during the course of the week was icing on the cake.

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