It was a wild and wonderful weekend. Tomorrow is my surgery and I’m going in feeling very upbeat and relaxed. I spent the weekend working in the “Our Quilting Heritage” exhibit at the quilt show. It was very, very popular. We had a number of antiques (plus the fairy quilt “Dreamweaver” on display along with demonstrations of how to properly hand quilt for tiny tiny even stitches (I learned a lot), operating a treadle machine, and crazy quilting. I got to spend the whole weekend discussing my favorite subject. There was enormous interest in crazy quilting
I had four quilts entered. One challenge and the three others allowed for guild members. I won a first in mixed media small, a second in abstract non-representational, the third in the challenge that was already displayed at the library…and one disqualification. On “Neptune’s Garden” the judge said that the definition of a quilt is three layers of fabric held together with thread…and I thought “well hell, that’s the last time I spend a week hiding my tying”. LOL
She did go on to note the yellow submarine and that the embellishments were extremely well done. I actually got very good comments and now know what I need to concentrate on for my next quilt.
Overall it was the best show I have entered or attended to date. Had a wonderful weekend.
Fabric Chicks has asked if they can hang my quilts in their booth at the Sewing Expo in Reno next week…so they will be displayed there. I hang out in Beth’s shop quite a bit and teach there every month so I figure this is another good chance to get my work exposed.
|Arachnophobia II: The Sequel|
|Loyann (on the treadle) and me|