Sunday, March 18, 2012

Quilt Show Success

My guild's quilt show was last weekend and I entered two of my quilts to be judged. I got a 2nd place and a 3rd place ribbon! The judging of the quilts was last Friday and I attended the all-day judging. If you've never watched quilts being judged, it's a real learning experience and I encourage you to do so. For one thing, if you've ever seen a quilt that has a ribbon on it and wonder why in the world it won, you'll learn why and, on the other hand, if you've ever seen an amazing quilt with no ribbon on it and wondered why they didn't win, you'll learn why that happens too.

Remember the Civil War quilt I started last year for my Civil War buff husband? The one on which I hand-appliqued 150 leaves on to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War? I finished it and gave it to him for CHRISTMAS and he LOVES it. The 2nd place ribbon you see is proof that the judge did too! (The quilt that won first place in the same division ended up with Best of Show so I'm very happy).

Did you take a look at all the other great quilts on Judy's Design Wall Monday?

8 comments:

Kim said...

Nice job, Dianne! My friends and I enjoyed the show and we all liked your Civil War quilt--it's a beauty!

Jennifer Woo said...

Wonderful quilt Diane!! The show was a blast and your quilts were fantastic. Now I just have 4 more projects I want to start.

YankeeQuilter said...

Congratulations! Wonderful quilt. I assisted our show judge last year and really learned a lot -great experience!

Maya said...

Congratulations Diane! That is a great quilt. I hope to get an opportunity to watch quilts being judged. I am sure one can learn a lot.

Alycia said...

That is beautiful - I can not believe that you hand appliqued that many leaves and still liked your husband LOL - Congrats!!

Nann said...

Congratulations on a beautiful quilt, on the award, and for your husband's approval!

marcella said...

What a beautiful quilt you made! So deserving of its ribbon. The quilting is stunning too.

Kris said...

Congratulations! Your quilt is really terrific. I just went to the local guild show here yesterday and had the experience you described wondering why certain quilts were awarded ribbons and others not. The Best of Show was definitely my favorite.