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QuiltCon 2019 - Summary of My Quilts

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I'm back and finally getting over being exhausted but I had an amazing time at QuiltCon this year.  I think the best part of the show is running into so many fellow quilters that I've only met online, meeting all the new people and seeing old friends! 

I had four quilts in the competition part of the show, two in the Quilt of the Month showcase and the giveaway quilt.  I received judges notes on the four quilts in the competition portion of the show.  I would like to share the judges comments in hopes it will make them less terrifying and encourage others to enter in QuiltCon and other shows.  First up Colonnade, by far my favorite make of 2018:

QuiltCon judges notes vary from other quilt shows in that they don't give a quantified score.  Pluses next to one of the considerations indicates that the quilt being evaluated excelled in that area, or at least that is how it has been explained to me and then the judges leave comments on the bottom of the page.  I think Colonnad…

Quilt Shows Are For Everyone

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I entered my quilt, Canoe Paddles, in the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show and while I would have love to be there this weekend I couldn't make it but by the miracle of social media and some very helpful Instagram quilters I got to see my quilt!  Maybe next year I can talk my parents into a camping trip to Bend, OR the same weekend.
Doesn't it look great there, ok I'm a little biased it's been one of my favorite quilts for a while now.  This was the first time I had a quilt in a show I didn't attend.  It was a little scary like letting your baby spend the night away from home for the first time, well not that I know about that... yet.
Believe it or not, Canoe Paddles is a Quiltcon reject but whether a quilt is accepted or not into a show does not change the value of that quilt to the maker, and (most of the time) others.  When you go to enter a quilt in a show it is important to consider the venue.  The Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show is perfect for Canoe Paddles, which tends t…

WOW x Two!

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A quick little post...  About 10 weeks ago I entered two of my quilts to be considered for the Modern Quilt Guild Showcase at International Quilt Festival in Houston, TX
I'm over the top, happy to announce that both of my quilts got in!  This is such an honor!!

Hanging Sleeve Time :)