Saturday, October 2, 2010

WOW! Quilt Ribbons!

But first, another Art Prize photo ---- Charlie sitting next to Jesus. You too can have your picture taken with Jesus in the lobby of the Waters Building. Don't miss this opportunity!

[Better art further into the building, in my humble opinion.]

West Michigan Quilt Show this weekend, 250 quilts on display. I went over to do two working stints, and found a ribbon on one of my quilts! This ribbon was placed by an "Honorary Judge", not one of the Real judges, but nonetheless an art professor at the local state university. He picked my "Falling Shoo-flies" as his favorite, for the use of various sizes of blocks and for the border treatment. [Made for SpoolSpinners mystery]

Hmm, I think I like him.

And right around the corner, another judge's choice ribbon; this time from one of the "Real" judges of the show. My "Summer Sun" was his pick after all the judging was done.

I was so sure that this would not be judged as high quality that I sewed the sleeve on the back by machine, showing the stitches straight through onto the front. I mean, it's just a Rail Fence with one snowball block!

Hmm... I think I'll take this one too.

As you can probably tell, I am mostly interested in the design of a quilt, and getting the pieces together. I am not "into" the details of perfect piecing and perfect binding. So I am never going to get a ribbon in the regular judging. Therefore it is certainly nice to get some recognition from judges for my design sense.



Other quilters congratulating me
Enjoying the other quilts, quite a variety
Seeing more Art Prize entries before the symphony concert tonight


Jeanne said...

Congratulations on your ribbons! Your description of your work style is so similar to mine -- I'm not into the precision thing, either. Like you, color and design are my areas. It's daunting to enter quilt shows knowing that, because workmanship is usually the judging priority ... so I know how pleased you must be with this recognition!
Jeanne :)

quiltingbonnie said...

Congratulations!!!! Your yellow one was always one of my favorites. I'm happy for you Sara. Bonnie in FL

comicbooklady said...

Your Falling Shoo Flies is even more amazing in person. Thanks for bringing it to the BIQR retreat!

Quilter Kathy said...

Congratulations! I love both of these quilts!