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!