March 1, 2012

Dogs and Cats...

My "For The Love of a Corgi" Quilt
Our guild's quilt show was last weekend, (that's why my trip to Wisconsin had such a quick turnaround time!) and I had three quilts entered.

Kathy (Sandy's Quilt Shop) called Wisconsin while I was away to tell me that I'd won a ribbon! I was so tickled to have placed third in the Rookie category. (That means I had never entered a quilt in a show before, not that I'm a novice quilter.)
But the bonus for me was that it was for my corgi quilt, dedicated to Fezzik's memory. Two Third Place ribbons for my first thread painting effort. One from the guild last fall and now this one. I'm very happy.
My "Love Birds" Quilt Show Entry
When I got to the show on Saturday, I found out that my needleturn applique' quilt, "Lovebirds" won an honorable mention ribbon! Again, I had done this quilt completely on my own, including the machine quilting. Another pleasant surprise for this Rookie!
We were allowed to take photographs of the show, but not place them online, so I'm unable to share all the wonderful quilts that were on display (other than my own). I did, however, ask my friend, Ranee, for permission to photograph and share her quilt and she agreed.
Ranee's Quilt Entry
I love this quilt! She paper pieced all the blocks and borders and did a fabulous job. As if that wasn't enough, she hand quilted her piece when the assembly was complete! She was given a well-deserved First Place ribbon for her efforts.
Ranee's Quilt Detail
Here's a closeup of her quilt. I love that the tails are appliqued' into the sashing! Isn't it clever? If you'd like to create this design yourself, the pattern is from City Stitcher (Janet Miller) and it's called "Sawtooth Cats". Just click here to go to a link to view or purchase the pattern.

I wish I could share more of the beauties I saw at the show. They were all so great it was hard to pick a favorite. Thanks to all the guild members who planned and participated in the show. It was a roaring success and all of us are looking ahead to 2014 when we'll do it all again!

17 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Chris said...

Congratulations Donna and thank you for sharing these beautiful pics. They are so lovely.
Happy Friday!

Reyes "El telar de mi abuela". said...

Saludos desde Tenerife.

Carol said...

Congratulations Donna...very exciting! Beautiful work!

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

Well, congratulations! These look fabulous (really like the Lovebirds one). Though I don't quilt, I can certainly appreciate the work and time and design that go into them (my sister-in-law is a huge quilter/teacher/etc.). Good for you! ; )

missmarys said...

Congrats! LOVE the Corgie. I visited Florida last year and the Sarasota Quilt show was going on. Gorgeous quilts. I'm sure you feel so accomplished now.
Mary Fioretti

Kathy said...

Congratulations on your ribbons! Your quilts are great.

Sherri said...

Donna, congratulations on your ribbons! Your quilts are beautiful and so is your friends!! I love the Fezzik Memory Quilt-he was such a wonderful dog! Miss him! Tag is fabulous though-don't want to leave him out!

Raewyn said...

Congratulations Donna! Beautiful quilts - and congratulations to Ranee too.

Mimi said...

Congratulations on your ribbon! You must be on cloud nine! I love the quilt with your pupper on it... how did you go about doing it? Do you have any special tips for those who would want to attempt a quilt like this?

Minimiss said...

Congratulations on your well deserved ribbon Donna. I love Ranee's quilt too especially as it has cute kitties on it. What a great pattern.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Congratulations on a great win; your quilts are lovely!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Wonderful work, Donna! I adore the Fezzik quilt. It's so special that you were recognized for that one!

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Congratulations, Donna. Your Fezzik's quilt is just beautiful!
Hugs, Sandy. :)

Cat said...

Your Corgie quilt is fabulous!
And the love birds are precious!

Rettabug said...

Well, nobody will EVER call YOU a rookie again! Congratulations & Kudos for such a great showing!!!
All your entries are beautiful & so is your friends, too.


Michelle May said...

Woo hoo! Fantastic job girlfriend! I'm so happy for you!

Stitching Noni said...

Congratulations. That is absolutely fantastic, well done on your great quilts & your ribbons. ;0)


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