Monday, September 10, 2007

And the Winner is...

I just got back from the fairgrounds to pick up my quilts. I didn't get to so see any of the exhibits over the weekend so I have no idea about the quality of the other quilts entered. Generally, if you're an accomplished quilter, you enter your stuff in juried shows or the state fair, the county fair is kinda like playing double A ball. I still enjoy it, and right now, it's a great place for me. If I ever have time and desire to get lots better, then I'll raise my standards. Now, quilting is a hobby and so is the county fair.

So, based on the comment cards for my pieces from the judge(s) and the ribbons attached, I can assume I've done OK this year. I entered 3 quilts, here's what was written:

It looks like the mariner's compass quilt was considered for best of show by the "Did well in final competition" comment. :)


Tonight is quilt bee night. We're meeting at my house this month and we're hand dyeing fabric. I'm looking forward to it. I have almost nothing ready, though. I got my box of dye out and have two jugs ready for dye activator solution, but the solution is not made and I don't have the family room vacuumed and I don't have my muslin washed. I did get the kitchen mostly cleaned up this morning, so that's something. I plan on dyeing some fabric for this year's guild challenge so I will be aiming for magentas and blacks. I'll post pictures when it's rinsed out.


The first sock of the pair I'm working on is coming along. I work a couple rounds in the morning at work while my machine is booting up. They have so much security stuff loaded on our PC's and networks, it can take up to 15 minutes just to log in to where you can start to work. You can't go anywhere because you still need to key in passwords, so I knit. Ta-da:


greeny said...

Fantastic! You did better than my apple pie did in competition.

Way to go!

Lorraine said...

Whoo hoo! That's fantastic!

And I'd like some of Greeny's apple pie, please.

iamnot said...

Wow! Of course, now I feel bad about the comment on how you need to be crazy to be a great quilter!

Mom said...

I am sooo impressed! I can barely sew on a button.My favorite is the quilt you did for my granddaughter.

Anne said...

Thank you everybody!
And you better take that mean comment back, Iamnot!

Love me some apple pie, pass some this way please! (Just put it in the box with the veggies. ;)

greeny said...

Yeah, about the veggies...uh, I uh didn't do so well on that as you may well have noticed.
Ya'll may have to come on down to the Ozarks and sample it fer yerselves in person. Whatdaya think?

mcewen said...

Socks are generally a curse around here, but those [it, so far] is quite lovely.

As for the ribbons, you little super star you. [I'd call you a jammy dodger but I don't think that translates very well.]

AM Kingsfield said...

Congratulations! I'm impressed with your willingness to put yourself out there. Judging can be scary. But you are a talented quilter, crazy or not! ;-)