Monday, June 1, 2009

Weekend to remember

Mom and I are staying home today and recovering from our weekend at the North Carolina Quilt Symposium at Peace College in Raleigh. Quilty inspiration was everywhere. There were over 200 quilts in the show, wonderful vendors, and 600 full and part-time attendees! Mom and I enjoyed our classes and lectures with Barb Gardner, John Flynn, Harriet Hargrave, Rachel Clark, Charlotte Warr Anderson, Yvonne Porcella, and Elly Sienkiewicz--and wished we could have experienced all the other fantastic teachers too!

But I think the real high point for both of us was the quilt show. We both won ribbons! I knew Mom would win something, she always does! But no one was more amazed than I to see ribbons on my quilts. :-D

This is our "duet" entry. Mom did all the applique (those border stars were a bear!) and I pieced and quilted. We won a second place ribbon. The quilt is one of many being donated to the guild's Heritage Day Auction. The guild's charity partner for the auction is Military Missions In Action. I hope it helps us make lots of money!

This quilt is going to be the raffle quilt for the guild's Heritage Day Auction in October. I put together the fence row. It won a third place ribbon.

We both also worked with our bee on this centennial quilt for the town of Fuquay-Varina. Mom did the schoolhouse block and I did the center and corner blocks and the lettering in the border. We were sorry it didn't win a ribbon but the town is thrilled with it. The bee will be presenting it to the town this Friday and it will hang in the history museum.
Mom won a first place ribbon for this one. It is all hand appliqued and hand quilted.

She also won an honorary mention for her chickens! Also all done by hand.

My Old Tobacco Road (Bonnie Hunter mystery) won an honorable mention.

And I won the first place ribbon in the Jane Hall Challenge. No one is more surprised than I am! I took a lot of care with it but I know everyone else did the same with their entries. Thank you Jane for your instruction and inspiration!


9 comments:

Bonnie said...

Your buttons must be bursting! Congratulations. Wonderful quilts... you are inspiring... Bonnie in the poconos...

Lynn said...

Congratulations to you and your Mother on all your ribbons. First prize in the Jane Hall Challange!!!! That's just wonderful. It really is a spectacular quilt you've made.

Sallie said...

Congratulations, Katie! Thanks for the pics of yours and your Mom's winners. Love her baskets. I had missed that you had a new puppy. Very cute. I am glad you are posting a bit more.

Sallie

meggie said...

Congratulations!! What lovely work you & your mother do.

Beth said...

Congratulations to you and Mama for all your hard work that paid off. I wasn't surprised you won!

Quilter Kathy said...

What great quilts! All of them are prize winners I think!

Anonymous said...

What pattern did you used in the last quilt? It is so beautiful. Congrats!!!

Katie said...

The last quilt is made from a foundation pieced pineapple block as instructed by Jane Hall.

j said...

Enjoyed reading your post and late congrats on the ribbons. I was wondering if you would share the name of the pattern or the book or any other info with the Eagle and USA. My son is working on his Eagle scout and I thought the Eagle the flags and BSA instead of USA would make a very fine quilt for the occasion.