Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Next up is Ann Fox's Judge's choice winner, "Peace and Joy" which is, as always, exquisite.
Another of my personal favorites is the fairly small "Ree's Rhapsody" by Sara Ridgeway Running of Jackson. She worked from a picture instead of a pattern for this one and I think it came out beautifully!
Marilyn Rose's "Southwestern Carpenter's Star" was hanging in front of a window and looked like stained glass with the sunlight flowing through it. Nancy McNally did an incredible job with the different quilting motifs in each panel.
And those of you who know of my obsession with Santa in all shapes and sizes will KNOW I went straight to this "Victoria Santas" by Nancie Jones of Madison. Perfect placement and use of the crystals too.
And no pictures from the show would be complete without at least one Of Dorinda Evans' Kaffe Fassett quilts. This is "Round Peg in a Square Hole" and it's one of my favorites. I get my Kaffe fix from watching Dorinda working with them, so I don't have to use any myself.
Monday, September 17, 2007
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
Today, we're off to hang the remaining quilts for the show to open tomorrow and then the reception is this evening at 5:30. The workshop tomorrow in Magnolia and then back to the show Sunday to actually see it all set up and then help with the live auction at 2:00. I have a jury summons for next week so I have no idea what my schedule will look like.
The craft guild is having a reception for the new members on Oct 12, and the letter says we can show some of our work at that time. No idea how much we can show, but I probably have a few pieces small enough to use. Next month, I'm scheduled to do a lecture for a local stitchery guild and then the big Fall gathering of MQA (http://www.mississippiquilt.org/) in Oxford, where the quilts from the Quart Bag Quilt challenge will be debuted. And unbelievably, I already have 3 presentations scheduled in November.
I'll try to get pictures posted tonight or maybe tomorrow night of some of the quilts at the show. We had some incredibly beautiful pieces submitted this year. I was also amazed at the total and complete cooperation of all the volunteers who got it from the good idea stage to the final show! The days I was there to help, not only did everyone immediately do what was asked of them, but when they finished that task they came back and asked for more! There wasn't a lot of standing around chatting unless we were waiting for something specific. I have gotten to know some of the women better, and met some I didn't know before but want to get to know better. A sea change from 6 years ago, that's for sure. I think there are a few who have decided that maybe I do make 'real' quilts now. I'm also looking forward to the comment sheets from the judges. That will give me a little better idea of what needs work and what looks good. What would really look good is colorful ribbons hanging on the quilts! Wish me luck on that. I have confidence in most of the 6 I submitted, but a couple of them are not what I would have liked them to be. Hopefully, that's just my perfectionist gene kicking in and not something that is a glaring error to everyone else. We'll see.