Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Busy

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!

14 comments:

KimQuiltz said...

Just beautiful! Thank you for sharing these photos, sew inspiring.

The Calico Cat said...

Congrats on the ribbon. (Even if you think it should go to the actual quilter. Since you paid for the services, I think you can keep it.)

Debra said...

Well, look at you! Congrats!

Deb H said...

Really beautiful. Congrats to both you & Deb. It is a great quilt!

Beena said...

Congrats on your ribbon! beautiful quilt!
And thanks for posting the other pics. I am particularly glad you didn't crop that one pic, as Storm At Sea is a favorite with me!

Nellie's Needles said...

Woo Hoo! Thanks for sharing.

Libby Fife said...

Great photos and I am so glad to see your beautiful quilt hanging in a show where everyone can see it. You did a great job!

Finishing Lines by K.Sperino said...

Beautiful Kay, congrats.

Candace said...

Woo-hooo! Congratulations on your combined wins! The first quilt is a beauty, too!
Cheers!

Kathleen said...

Congrats! Your quilt looks great. Thanks for sharing the other pictures too.

Shasta said...

These are beautiful - the applique landscape is amazing. Congrats for your ribbons.

Allison Ann Aller said...

Nice ribbons for you both!
I always love your quilt show reports...thanks so much for bringing us along.

*karendianne. said...

Happy belated b-day to the twins! Thanks for not cropping that photo. It was three for one in the one shot. Cool. I love seeing your quilt there. Happy to see it and yes, you did go and pick one of the best Long arm quilters there is - for a quilt that was worthy I should think!

Beth said...

Super! I love this quilt!