Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Treasures of the Heart Quilt Show

The guild I belong to - Tri-County Quilt Guild - just had our first quilt show over Valentine's weekend.
It was a huge hit for such a small guild, and I personally was very pleased with the results. I took 3 ribbons: an Honorable Mention for my own quilt, and a 2nd and 3rd for customer quilts.
Click on the photos below if you want a closer look.

Daisies in the Cabin by Charmaine Fritchey
2nd Place, Professionally Quilted

Giverney Stars by Shelly Wiggins
3rd Place, Professionally Quilted

Shades of Tiffany by me
Honorable Mention, Professionally Quilted

Tom Russell was the Featured Artist and brought some wonderfully beautiful and whimsical examples of his work for us to ooh and aah over. One quilter even tried to bribe him out of one of his pieces for her soon-to-be-born grandbaby. (I wonder who that could have been?)

But the biggest surprise was when Tom drew for the winning ticket of Victorian Elegance, the guild's gorgeous crazy quilt raffle quilt. And guess who won?


The quilt was appraised at $4,500, so I guess I'll need to keep it under lock and key. All in all, it was a pretty good show, and we owe it all to the show committee headed by my friend Judy, and my successor as president, Charmaine. Well done, girls!


Betty said...

It was an awesome show, and I loved the look on your face when you realized you had won the Crazy quilt! As they say... Priceless.



Diane said...

It seemed like a long time to me...I was trying to process. Then, I thought "What if that's not what he said?!" Then I saw my husband's face and realized it really WAS my name! Never in a million years would I have really thought I'd win!