Monthly Archives: September 2017

MQX Midwest 2017

The Awards Ceremony for MQX Midwest was held last night and they show the awards ceremony live on Facebook…..isn’t technology great!!!

My customer/friend, Rhonda, had entered two quilts.  One that I quilted and one that was quilted by another longarmer.

Congrats to Rhonda and Sue Whitaker(longarmer), for an Honorable Mention in the Computerized Quilting category for the quilt “Strawberry Sunrise”!!  It’s beautiful!!

Rhonda’s quilt (that I quilted),  “With Milk and Sugar?”, took a Third Place in the “Our Daily Bed” category.  Way to go!!!!

 

 

Little did I know, that there was another surprise waiting for me in my email.  A couple of months ago, I spoke at a local quilt guild (Heartland Quilt Guild, Denton, MD).  I was very impressed when a young man (Jarrett) attended the meeting with his Mom (Nicole), and actually had show and tell.  He had quilts to show, along with woodworking that he does.  His Mom took my Free Motion Quilting Class and I told her that she should consider having him enter the Kids Category at MQX.

Last night, after the Awards Ceremony, I received the sweetest email from Jarrett’s Mom, Nicole.  Jarrett did enter the MQX Kids Category, and won a Third Place!!  Woohoo!!!  He is over the moon, as his prize is a Handi Quilter Stitch Sewing Machine, a quilters starter kit, and a MQX vest.  Even though he will be over the age limit for the kids category next year, he is now determined to enter as an adult!!!  It’s so much fun and so inspiring to see a younger generation get so excited over quilting!!!

This picture is not from the show, as I don’t have that yet, but I wanted to share what his quilt looks like.  Beautiful job, Jarrett!!!

Thank you to MQX for providing that opportunity for the younger people that are learning to quilt!!!

Happy Quilting!!!!

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Fall Paducah 2017

What an honor it was to be an instructor at the first ever AQS Fall Paducah 2017 show!!

The day before classes started we decided to do a little site-seeing and a trip to Hancock’s!!  Let’s just say I did some retail therapy!!!

 

The show was wonderful as were my students!!  I just love sharing what I know about quilting, and was thrilled that so many students wanted to learn!!

I had three customer quilts that were juried into the Paducah show:

Congratulations to Ellen as one of her quilts (Summer of ’59), won a Third Place Ribbon in the Whimsical Quilt category:

My customer, Chris, had her beautiful Tula Pink Butterfly quilt hanging at the show.  It looked beautiful hanging there.  And while this quilt didn’t win any ribbons, it did actually make it onto the news!!

Here’s the link for the news segment!!  http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/2017/09/15/fall-quilt-show-brings-new-people-paducah/

We did see a few fun sites on our drive home.

Have you ever seen a pumpkin this large?

We saw this castle along the way in Kentucky and I just had to pull the car over and take a picture of this!!  Pretty cool!!!

All in all this was an amazing experience!!

 

Happy Quilting!!

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