A blog I follow put up a link party asking for us to show our show winners. OK, well, since you asked, it isn’t bragging, right? Hehe. Here’s some of mine.
This leaf quilt called October Mountain Breeze was made about 10 years ago, regular readers will recognize it from a previous post on the first, best and most recent quilts. I love this quilt, it is king sized, with random numbers of flying geese in the border. It won an honorable mention for design at our local guild show a few years ago.
This one was the most fun win ever. It is five cornucopia blocks with pieced leaves and two borders, one with metallic threads. It is quilted in a leaf pantograph. I entered it into a home decor category at the Mountain Regional State Fair last year, and not only won first place in the category, it won Best Of Show for the division! I was beyond excited!! The only disappointment was it was in the bottom of a cabinet for the entire length of the show, folded over so it couldn’t really be seen. Ah well, I hung it up with its ribbons for a while when I got it home.
I won a second place in quilted Christmas items at the Fair. The Santa is handmade by me and was over 35 years old. It was falling apart, so I got it out and repaired it by hand, sewing on missing beads and sequins. I then made a black quilted background for it so it wouldn’t be handled by the edges anymore, and hand appliqued it to the black quilt.
And my coffee bag purse won a third place, I did a whole post on how to make this purse, look in the sewing category for it.
This little candle mat won a first in a crafts category, with its 64-piece block. The block was a challenge for our quilt club two years ago.
And lastly, a few years ago my Autumn Bright Around the Bend won first place in Throw Quilts.
Entering contests is tons of fun. I have entered a number where I didn’t win a thing, but I really enjoyed seeing my quilts hanging with others. It is why I have entered the AQS show in Charlotte. I seriously doubt mine will be chosen to show, unless they are just desperate for filler, but at least I can say I tried!!
There aren’t a huge number of ribbons here, but I do like the memories that they have.
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