Sunday, March 11, 2018

Ribbons, Interviews, and Bling... oh my!

So, my quilts have been getting some ribbon action lately... 2018 is starting off awful blingy over here.

Let's rewind to February -

Quilting in Paradise - which is run by my local guild, the PSL Crazy Quilters.
Dance in the Rain won Best of Show.  This is a really big deal to me.  In all my years with this guild, I have never, nope, not once, won Best of Show on my own quilt.  Yes, I've won it on client quilts, but not my own.  Yep, check that one off my bucket list!

The Bridges challenge with my art group, Journeys Thru Art, won 1st Place -- and to top that off, Trenton Makes won Best Use of Color.  Apparently, all that work on the neon lights and reflection really paid off!

Remember my vintage Alfred Shaheen panel, Moth Parade?  Well, it also won 2nd Place.

Also in February was the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival in Virginia.  Yep, those quilts were taken down from one show and shipped out the next day.  Well, there, Dance in the Rain won an Honorable Mention, while Glacier 01 won Best Use of Negative Space.  Woohoo!

And thanks to my friend Emily for this awesome pic!  The best part is Glacier 01 was pieced while I was up in Virginia teaching/vacationing so Emily is kinda partial to it as she watched it being born.

Last week, at the American Quilters Society Quiltweek Daytona, God's Eye won 3rd Place in the Wall Movable Machine category.

And while I was there visiting, I did a little interview with Bonnie Browning of AQS!

Well, that's if for now... here's where everything will be for the next few months - 
God's Eye will be at AQS Lancaster - March 21-24, 2018.
Dance in the Rain will be at MQX East - April 11-14, 2018.
And then... God's Eye AND Glacier 01 will be at AQS Paducah -- me too, as I'm teaching!

If you're anywhere near those shows go check them out!