Saturday, October 4, 2014

Quilts on the Grand 2014

First place!!

I entered two quilts in this years Quilts on the Grand quilt show.  I was very happy to get first place with my In my Garden quilt.  Terri Watson did the fabulous quilting.  I was told that the judges held my quilt with two other quilts to the very end to choose the Best of Show award.  They took a lot of time between mine and the one that did win.  How exciting to hear that mine was held to the very end!!

I was surprised to get third place with my Feathers and Farms English paper piecing quilt.  I really enjoyed putting this one together.

Our quilt show has over 250 quilts, our judges are certified quilt judges that we hire to do the judging on all the quilts.  Unlike some national quilt shows that just ask teachers or some that has written a quilt book to do the judging.  This makes winning so much more prestigious.

We also ask local prominent people to come and be guest judges.  They get to pick a quilt they like and give a ribbon.  Its a great way to increase awareness of our show, which raises money for charities, and give out some well deserved awards!
I was privileged to escort Terri DeBoer, Wood TV8 and Phil Dawson, WZZM 13 around as guest judges.

Terri DeBoer and her quilt choice.

Phil Dawson and his quilt choice.

We did an exhibit showing some of our guild members Quilt Journey.  We showed our first quilt and our something in the middle and then something current. I was asked to be part of the exhibit.

This simple charm quilt was my first quilt I made in 2003.

I made this quilt for my brother in 2008.

I took a Learning to Quilt class at Smith Owen sewing center taught by Nancy Roelfsema in 2009.  This is were I learned the proper way to make a quilt.
My current quilts were already entered into the show.

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