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?