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Friday, March 16, 2012

Quilt Show Update

The waiting is over, our Guild's quilt show opened last night and we found out the judge's results. When I came around the corner and saw "Wedding Memories Linger" wearing a blue ribbon, I was beyond excited!!! I have become very emotional about this particular quilt and I'm not sure why. But seeing it hanging just makes me so happy.
After all the months of quilting, it looks exactly the way I had hoped it would. The contrast of the straight line quilting and the curved quilting looks perfect. And after completely quilting the border of feathers not once but twice, you can definitely see them. I am thrilled.
And my sweet little Navy quilt "Going Home" that was made for the 100th anniversary of Naval Aviation won a third place. This was a very full, competitive category, and I am very happy about a ribbon. Our judge this year was Anita Shackelford. She's an incredible quilter and she judged our quilts with a great deal of detail. I'll share more pictures later, it is a great show! We have 258 quilts hanging. If you're close to Pensacola, come by tomorrow and say hi!
Thanks for all your encouraging comments over the last few months about my wedding quilt. My very humble little log cabin has brought me much joy :)!!
Until next time,
-Karen

30 comments:

regan said...

Congratulations, Karen! Woohoo! Both of those quilts are fabulous, and deserve a ribbon and kudos! Well done! You have a right to be proud!

libbyquilter said...

so pleased to hear your good news~!!~
congratulations on both ribbons.

:-D
libbyQ

Quiltbenaco said...

Congratulazioni vivissime!
Ciao dall'Italia

Kathie said...

I am so thrilled for you, beyond words.
It is so well deserved and coming from Anita makes it even more special in mho.
you have inspired me to make a log cabin and quilt it like this someday soon.
it just makes the quilt
thanks!
Kathie

QuiltSue said...

Congratulations, not once, but twice. Two very well deserved awards. You must be over the moon.

Carol said...

Congratulations Karen! I am sooooooooo happy for you!

*karendianne. said...

I'm so happy for you Karen! What a journey this has been and it's so well deserved. I wish I were there to see this amazing quilt and you, the amazing quilter to give you a big huge hug. Gosh life takes turns, doesn't it? Your "Going Home" quilt is pretty darn fantastic, too and Karen - I've definitely heard of Anita Shackelford so gosh that's a big huge extra golden star on those ribbons. Just WOW!!!

Ruth said...

Both quilts are awesome!!! I really love the log cabin quilt and the way you quilted it is wonderful! The Going Home quilt is very touching - especially with the war going on and DS being overseas right now (he's a pilot in the Air Force). I wish I was there so I could see them in person!

Michelle said...

Well done!!
A very happy surprise....

Frog Quilter said...

Congrats. Beautiful. Love log cabin quilts.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Congratulations! The log cabin is my favorite quilt pattern ... and your design is simply outstanding!

Quilt Hollow said...

There was no doubt your quilts should receive ribbons as they are beautiful. Also to know that ANITA was a judge!!!

Linda said...

Oh! I'm so-o happy for you! You look absolutely gorgeous standing in front of your beautiful quilt. How telling that your work received such an honor from Anita Shackelford! Wow! Congratulations on awards well-deserved! You can rightly be very proud of what you've accomplished. It's time to enter that log cabin quilt into a juried show, don't you think? Happy National Quilting Day!

Angie said...

Congratulations, Karen! I know these two quilts have been very special to you - now you have extra layers of special memories attached to them. Kudos for all your hard work!

Karen said...

Congratulations on the ribbons. I felt like your log cabin quilt would be a winner and it is. Anita Shackleford as a judge is a good selection. She is a very talented quilter and teacher.

Denise in PA said...

Oh, Karen, congratulations! That blue ribbon is so well-deserved. That is a beautiful quilt and is beautifully quilted. A winner all around!

Marie said...

Both works are absolutely beautiful - no wonder you are thrilled. I can't believe that you quilted these in the time period that you did - so fast and so spectacular. What a lovely way to celebrate National Quilt Day.

Terry said...

Congratulations! Both quilts are just beautiful! :0)

FabricandFlowers said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

Stephanie said...

Well deserved! Gorgeous.

Shirlee said...

I am blessed to have seen these quilts at the show. They are both just stunning and deserving of ribbons. Your quilting is just superb. Can't wait to see what you dream up next.

Kristy said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful surprise for you. It is a gorgeous quilt and I know you put a lot of time and work into it. So glad you got a ribbon! Plus a second one for the planes. Great job. Keep it up! K-

Barb said...

Congratulations on your two wins!
The LC quilt is stunning! being new to your blog, I haven't seen the whole history of this one.
The quilting is stunning!!
You look so happy as well you should be and proud!
xx

choc chip addict said...

Congratulations on your blue ribbon and on your other win, too! What a great sense of satisfaction.
sillysally aka choc chip addict

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Congratulations, Karen! According to your profile we have a lot in common. Your quilts are fabulous, well done, the quilting on your Log Cabin is, indeed, praise worthy... sew happy for you!

Allyson said...

Congratulations! Your log cabin quilt is GORGEOUS. The colors, the quilting, everything. It's just stunning.

Becky said...

Congratulations! Both quilts are beautiful and I'm glad you got the ribbons to show for all your hard work. Great job!

Diane J. Evans said...

I've been looking at your recent blog posts, and I think that your machine quilting is WONDERFUL, Karen. You've made some masterful quilts -- congratulations on all your achievements.

Diane

Carla said...

I am sooo behind on my blog reading so am just now saying CONGRATULATIONS! Your quilt is so beautiful. With Anita as the judge, it means even more to get that blue ribbon. I'd be teary eyed as well!!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

YAHOO!!!! Well done!!!! This all so fantastic!! Your quilts are fantastic! Congrats!!