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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Floating on Cloud Nine

No, it's not the name of a new quilt... it's how I'm feeling!

For those of you that are facebook friends this is going to sound like bragging.  It's not... well, it is, but it's not! Really!  I have a lot of people over here in blogland that want nothing to do with facebook, so I've got to tell them all the fantastic news too, right?  And it's not bragging - it's tooting.  Yep, if I don't toot my I'm-so-freaking-proud horn who will?

Okay, back to cloud nine...
Over the past couple of days was a quilt show in Portland, OR... MQX West to be exact.  Wow, just to be accepted and to hang at this show is an amazing accomplishment.  BUT (there it is), to win a ribbon... honor!  Hold on... it gets better... two ribbons!  Both of my quilts took ribbons -- I am beside myself with joy.  BUT (another one) hold on again... it gets even better than all that!  I persuaded one of my customers (Cathy) to enter her quilt and she took a ribbon as well!  OMG... three ribbons - two of my own and one on a customer's quilt -- the quilty angels are definitely looking down on me, and I do believe they might be singing!

Here's a peek at all of them (again, thank you to Teri Lucas for taking the photos and for sharing them)!!

Stella Luminosa - 1st Place Wall Hanging Small
some older posts about Stella Luminosa:

Clouds in My Latte - 3rd Place Wall Hanging Large - Traditional
some older posts about Clouds in My Latte:

Lavender Bouquet  (Cathy Landon, quilted by Karen Marchetti) - 3rd Place Custom Heirloom Show Bed
Click here for a post on my customer blog about Cathy's quilt


The MQX West winners list is available here.  Congratulations to all the winners, there are some amazing quilts and quilters on that list -- I am absolutely honored to be included!  Also, make sure you take some time and visit the MQX website -- they have two shows East and West.  I must send a shout-out to Teri Lucas, she graciously took and posted photos of my quilts (as well as Cathy's) as I couldn't be at the show and now I get to share them with you!  Take some time and swing by her blog and check out her winning quilt, Tilde (photo to left) - gorgeous!  I borrowed this picture from Teri (I don't think she'll mind)!

See, now you understand why I'm floating!  Happy Day Quilties!

Oh, and I almost forgot!  Right after MQX West Clouds in My Latte is getting overnighted to Lisa and hitching a plane ride to Houston!  You'll be able to get up close and personal as it will be hanging in the Machine Quilting Unlimited booth at both Market and Festival!  Make sure you swing by their booth and check out a really great magazine and take a peek at Clouds while you're there!  Oh, and my other quilt, Wonderlust, will be hanging on the other side of the Brown Convention Center - on the show floor!

Okay, now.... Happy Day Quilties!!!

18 comments:

  1. It's been a big week for you! And week after next will be even better. :).
    Congrats to you and all the winners. Such a great show!!

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    1. It has... can't wait for week after next. It would be so much more fun if you could just stay for Festival! Thank you again for snuggling Clouds all the way to Houston for me! Love you!!!

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  2. As I always say, it ain't braggin' if it's true!! Congratulations on your ribbon haul!!

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    1. Thanks so much Janet! Congrats to you as well!! I like that saying, thinking I might just borrow it! ;)

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  3. Congrats on all the ribbons! Keep floating, you deserve it!

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  4. Wow! How cool is that! Way to go! Congrats to you and Cathy!

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  5. Here's my HUGE congrats to you also! Happy to hear that "Clouds in my Latte" is headed to Huston. I love the magazine, "Machine Quilting Unlimited!"
    Have a wonderful week, Karen! :)

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    1. Thanks Vicki! You have a great week as well!

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  6. Congratulations, Karen. I just love that I get to say that to you so frequently! (I've had very little time to read blogs, but I've seen some other bloggers admiring your first place quilt too.)

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    1. Really? Total coolness, wish I knew which ones so I could read them! Thanks Dora!

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  7. I like Janet Stones take on things.
    Congrats Karen these are well deserved ribbons!
    I'm thrilled to be there to take pics of your quilts.

    Teri

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  8. Congratulations, Karen!!!! Also, Congratulations to Cathy, too!!!! Great job to the both of you! Keep on "Tooting"! I, too, like Janet Stones attitude. Plus, if anyone thinks it's bragging, they're just jealous because they can't do what you do! :) I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you in Houston!

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  9. Karen, this is so fantastic! I love your quilts, what you do on them and your writing about them. And now, drumroll, everyone is learning about you and your quilting.
    Congratulations! So well deserved.

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