Friday, July 30, 2021

Fair Ribbons!

 I almost forgot to report back about the ribbon count from the Coos County Fair!  All the quilts I entered received a blue ribbon - wow!  That said, I'm not sure there was much competition as I have to enter my quilts as a professional, and I'm not entirely sure how many other people are in that division.  But it does still make my heart happy to see those pretty blue ribbons! 

The ribbon matches the quilt quite nicely!  I heard that one of the people helping with the display said my Dear Jane was the prettiest quilt she'd ever seen.  I love it, myself.  I'll probably display this quilt in our next guild show, but after that she'll be retired for use as a bed quilt.  The back has some issues, so she's not really up for judged shows, but the purpose was to make it for myself, so I'm totally happy with it!

I was super excited to receive Best of Division for my Art Quilt!  Autumn Glory was my November Challenge as a 2020 Island Batik Ambassador.  I don't do a lot of art quilts, so this really felt good, and makes me more confident about doing some more non traditional style quilts.

It was great to have my Sewcialites Quilt Along win a blue ribbon as well!  I decided that this one would get a place on my sewing room wall, so did a little rearrange to make a spot for it.  I've found an easy way of adding a hanging sleeve on smaller quilts is to sew a length of wide grosgrain ribbon on the back.

I add small screw on rings to the ends of a small dowel, then hang from nails.  It's a pretty quick and easy way to hang these quilts and they are easily taken down for dusting now and then.  I love seeing my quilt hanging up across from where I sit at the sewing machine - so pretty!  This was the perfect spot for my quilt - I don't have a lot of wall space, so I am glad there was a place for it.

Tomorrow I'm teaching the Easy Does It class at the quilt shop - I've got most of my stuff loaded into the car, so I don't have to rush in the morning.  It will be fun to see how everyone does.  I hope to get some more people interested in making the By Annie patterns so I can try some more of them - I'm excited to get busy on my Island Batik Ambassador September Challenge bag!  

What are you stitching this weekend?


Denise @fortheloveofgeese said...

Congrats, they’re all beautiful. I keep saying I’m going to enter the county fair but always procrastinate until the last minute.

Quilting Gail said...

Congratulations on your well deserved ribbons!
All of the quilts are beautiful. But I must admit, I love Dear Jane the most! :-)

Susan said...

Congratulations on the blue ribbons. Your quilts deserve them.

Carol Andrews said...

Congratulations on the ribbons. Beautiful quilts.

Kathleen said...

Congrtulations! They are all stunning...Dear Jane and the mini are among my favorites!