Yesterday we went to church in the morning, then back to the quilt show and although I wasn't working as hostess, I was pretty much on my feet from about 1:00 until 4:00, then sat and helped sign out quilts as people came to pick them up. So we got home about 5:30 and I collapsed again!
But it was a great show. We had 202 entries or thereabouts. Wonderful quilts! I always come home feeling so inspired after I attend a show..ours or some other group. There is so much talent..so many great ideas. My "to do" list always expands greatly immediately following a show. After a few weeks, reality trims it a bit.
I only had nine entries this year. That's quite a few less than I usually have. Not sure why I made fewer things this year...could be a retired husband????? Could be hand quilting my Dutch Treat and working on a second one?????
I was thrilled to receive several ribbons.
The one that made me proudest of all.....
Dutch Treat won 1st place in the Applique, Hand Quilted--Work of One Person category. On Sunday I learned that it missed being selected Viewer's Choice by one vote. That is, the one that won got one vote more than I did. I wonder who didn't vote for me.....could it be my HUSBAND???? Yep. he told me on Saturday he voted for me every year, but this year he thought he'd vote for another he liked. I didn't mind because I never dreamed any of my quilts ever had a chance getting Viewer's Choice. My thoughts about his vote changed a little when I found out just how close I came. LOL. We don't even have a couch..just a love seat..so I can't make him sleep there. Maybe the recliner for awhile?
Susan Stewart lives here in Pittsburg and she entered two amazing pieces again this year.
This one is called "Oriental Lace"
It won the Superior Threads Master Award for Thread Artistry at the 2008 Quilts: A World of Beauty contest at the Houston International Quilt Festival. Click on the link to her gallery above and then find this quilt. At the bottom of the page is another link to a detail photo. It's simply INCREDIBLE.
She also entered this piece in the show. The two quilts were in the Special Artist category and received a 1st and 2nd place.
Here's a link to a slide show of many of the quilts. I didn't get pictures of everything and I couldn't remember the names of all of the quilts, even though I've poured over my catalog today and tried to match my photos with the quilts. I've labeled what I could match up. There are a few awesome quilts I didn't get pics of and I'm trying to get some from the owners. If I'm successful I'll edit the slide show later.
2010 Little Balkan's Quilt Guild Show