It's been a busy time here, both quilt-related and in other ways. The "other" category includes the twins' birthday and a church fish fry where I helped. Quilt related was the Niles, Michigan guild show this weekend.
I'll post a few pictures. The space was cramped, without great lighting, making it hard to take good photographs. The quality of the quilts was impressive though, and many excellent quilts didn't receive a ribbon. Tough competition. The ribbons were viewers' choice,
Here's Best of Show and first in bed-size quilts. It's wool applique, done by hand and hand quilted by Gale Polk. You can see from this shot what I mean about the difficulty of taking a good picture.
This landscape, made by Julie Koch, won first prize in wall hangings. Unlike most quilts of this type, it's appliqued and quilted by hand.
I didn't crop the photo so the striking Storm at Sea in the background and the Ricki Timms kaleidoscope type quilt to the side would still be visible.
And this will be familiar--the red ribbon's mine, but the yellow ribbon for Best Machine Quilting really belongs to Deb Geyer. All I did was find the right long arm quilter!