Monday, March 28, 2011

The Rose Quilt

In the midst of a very busy day Saturday, I zipped on down to the Empire Quilt Guild show with the hubby to see my Bed of Roses quilt hanging in the show. Shortly after I got there, I ran into a friend who said, "Congratulations on your quilt!"

Congratulations? Yes indeedy! She won a ribbon!



What a lovely surprise! Looks like both my sister and I get something to keep...a quilt for her and this little beauty for me.


It was an interesting experience observing parts of the judging process, thinking about why I entered my quilt to be judged and seeing others reactions to the judges' decisions. Perhaps I will wax philosophical about it another time. For now, it just makes me smile to see that cheery ribbon hanging in my kitchen "studio".

p.s. It also made me smile to see that Victoria's quilt did very well too. Two ribbons! A second place for the "traditional" technique/machine quilted category and the prestigious judge's recognition. I knew about one of the last one from helping on judging day and went a little crazy keeping the secret! Hooray for Victoria!


23 comments:

Jessica said...

congratulations on your ribbon!! your quilt looks stunning hanging up!

rosemeg said...

Congratulations on your lovely quilt and on your prize!! Also, how cute is that ribbon? Leave it to quilters to make the cutest ribbons, huh?

Bea said...

Congratulations! Yours is a stunning quilt.

Lisa said...

Congrats on your quilt! And your Best in Color ribbon. Your quilt is just beautiful.

Kendra Leigh said...

You are amazing! I'm so glad you won! Congratulations!

Helen said...

Your Roses are prize-winningl So very happy for you, Andrea.

Nifty Quilts said...

Yea! A ribbon well-deserved. Enjoy your beautiful quilt and the recognition!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

Congrats my friend! I had to keep yours a secret too! I saw it before you got there! eeek! done good girl! hugs! see you Saturday!

Nina said...

Great commendations on your illustrious achievement! You are such a great quilter!

~Michelle~ said...

Congrats - your lovely quilt definitely deserved a prize! Victoria's blog showed your cute skirt in more detail...I know it's a long shot, but is it possible to still buy??

Encyclopedia said...

Yeah...congratulations...I was searching for you saturday...yippee...lovely...I finished the provence quilt and went back saturday to show them and bought the african prints...smiles. E

Jen said...

It's beautiful! Gorgeous!!
Congrats!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Congratulations Andrea! This quilt is fabulous!

Rene' said...

Congratulations Andrea on your ribbon!!! Your quilt is absolutely stunning!!! So glad the judges agree ;-) Your sister will treasure this I am sure.

Teodo said...

Congratulations it's wonderful.
ciao ciao

Janet said...

Congratulations, your quilt is stunning, love it and I love Victoria's too. I guess we call all debate judging till the cows come home but all quilts hanging make for great shows.

Kim said...

This quilt is so much more beautiful in person.....it really deserves a ribbon! Congratulations!
And the fact that it is a gift made for your sister probably made you put some extra love into too......
always a winner!

Happy sewing

sonya d said...

a beautiful quilt! Congrats!

Esther said...

Congratulations!!! Your quilt is just beautiful!!! Post a tutorial, please!!!

Judy in Michigan said...

Congratulations Andrea! What a wonderful journey that quilt (and You) has been on!!!

Beverooni said...

Beautiful!!!!!! Congratulations!

Andie said...

I love, love this quilt! It's so striking. And the colors and movement - amazing. Congrats!

amandajean said...

congrats to both of you on your ribbons! woo-hoo! your bed of roses quilt is gorgeous!