Here are the quilts I entered into the local show. Yes. Nine of them. NINE! Trust me – I’ve received a bit of flack about this. I’m not sure if the comments were meant to be snarky? Were the people who made the comments jealous? Thoughtless? Or, am I simply being overly sensitive? Who knows and frankly – I’m beyond caring.
If there was a non-judged category in the show – that is where I would enter my quilts as I prefer not to be judged but there isn’t. So, that leaves me in a bit of a quandary. Do I enter into the judged categories or do I not enter ANY quilts in the local show? I have the opinion that a person should support their community when they can. If no one enters quilts – there won’t be a quilt show.
I make quilts. I make A LOT of quilts. Frankly – I could easily have entered twice as many quilts as I did simply because quilting is my THING. I breathe. I meditate. I do yoga. I drink wine. And, I quilt. I quilt A LOT. I wake up at night thinking of quilting. I don’t garden. I only clean when I have to. I don’t have a family that needs attention. I don’t watch much TV. My eyes burn when I read. My phone rarely rings. The internet bores me.
Did I mention that I quilt?
Ok – rant over.
I am so grateful for those people – both online and in real life – that DO support me and encourage me. I have some lovely friends who genuinely congratulated me on my wins! And, Mr. W supports me in my quilting (and LIFE) endeavours completely. What more could a woman ask for? Nothing more as far as I’m concerned. Huge thank you and hugs to my support team! You know who you are.
I received 2 first place finishes, 1 second place finish and 2 commendable awards. I was also awarded Most Successful Exhibitor and received a beautiful silk scarf from a local artisan.
Sue Spargo-inspired Wool Applique – 2nd prize
Sushi – 1st Prize
Bubbles – 1st prize
Grey Improv – commendable (3rd)
Fried Eggs – nothin’
Orange Improv – nothin’
Hundred Waters – nothin’
January Mighty Lucky Quilt Challenge – nothin’
Under the bridge (This is my most favourite one!!!) – commendable