My local guild, the Forsyth Piecers and Quilters, had their show this weekend and I walked away with the Best Longarm Quilting ribbon!
I'm still floored. My friend Gina B had posted a pic of her quilt that won the blue ribbon in the bed quilt category and the Best Longarm Quilting by the Carolina Longarm Association. I was teasing her that now I had a goal, meaning I would get good enough to beat her one day, and she said that I HAD won a ribbon. So I'm thinking the wholecloth quilt, right?
Nope, it was Carrie's amazing applique quilt. The one that I had a great time quilting, all sorts of different designs, like a sampler.
Let me tell you, there was some amazing quilting at this show. From what I've heard on the grapevine, it was the border that the judges loved the most.
I had used 3 different designs that I pulled out of the design on the backing fabric.
I guess that is what the judges really liked. Something different anyway:)
Right now I'm over the moon. When Gina told me that I had won that ribbon, I was thinking it was a ribbon within the wall quilt category. I didn't realize it covered the whole show! Amazing and exciting! Now all I have to do is regain that dexterity with the longarm. So I definitely have some goals for the future.
While I was at the show, I took a bunch of pics. There were quite a few that I had quilted. When I got home, I realized some of the pics were fuzzy, grrr! But here they are anyway:)
Carrie stole the show. Three of her quilts got ribbons, all three of which I quilted. Her applique is stunning!
My Time for Tea was squished in there. No ribbons for this one. The judges thought the quilting a bit over the top for the oriental theme. I can see that. I probably wouldn't have gone so fancy on the blue blocks if I had to quilt it over again, but I do love the quilting in the cream background.
Linda's quilt picked up an Honorable Mention. I think I might have even quilted this on my Babylock!
Debbie's double wedding ring and her patriotic quilt were also hanging up. It was great to see both of these from a distance. When I quilting, I'm concentrating on smaller areas and I don't often get to see the whole picture.
My fish quilt got a red ribbon.
Tamoe's gorgeous log cabin, which I also quilted, got a blue ribbon, as well it should have. I've never seen such precise piecing. Beautiful!
Della's quilt also got an honorable mention. I couldn't believe she had bound it so quickly. I only gave it to her on Monday!
Carrie's little heart quilt also got a Judges Choice ribbon. This was another one I had done on my Babylock, one of the first customer quilts I had ever done. Way back when Carrie took me under her wing and trusted me with her precious quilts:)