Monday, May 30, 2011

Ribbons

Who doesn't LOVE a pretty quilt show ribbon? I am the proud recipient of these beauties.
Imagine my delight to learn that the block I entered for the "Memories in Black and White" annual quilt block contest held each year at Joseph Schneider Haus in Kitchener ON., had been awarded First place honours.
I blogged about this block here.
Each year a quilt is made from the submitted blocks that is later raffled to raise funds for various projects at this historical museum. Here is the quilt on display after a quilting bee in which Mennonite women from the area expertly applied their beautiful hand quilting. It will now go off to be bound and will return to hang in a place of prominence until the raffle winner is chosen in Dec of 2012The comments from the judges just blew me away!
and if that wasn't exciting enough, I got quite the surprise during the Scottish Tea last Wednesday evening at a gathering held at McDougall Cottage in Cambridge ON., where the annual "Wee Quilt Challenge" is on display until Labour Day. The theme for this year's challenge was DIY Plaid, entrants were asked to create their own plaid. With not much more than plain cotton and colour pencils, I created my plaid, which I then fashioned into this fully functional wee kilt. It is titled "Kuilt".........what is a kuilt? well, it is a quilted Kilt, of course!
here it is hanging on the wall at the Cottage.
This ribbon will hang along side it during the show.
I plan to show more details of this piece and how it was made in my next post.

23 comments:

fabriquefantastique said...

Well done, no wonder you are proud of yourself.

Caryl W said...

awesome...exciting news...but it doesn't surprise me...you are an amazing talented woman!!

connie said...

That is wonderful!!! Congratulations! I just love both! Your work is always exceptional and inspiring!!! Have a great day!

Diane J. Evans said...

The judge has affirmed what we've all known along -- your work IS flawless! You must be over the moon -- congratulations! Well-deserved recognition of your enormous talent!

Diane

Sherri said...

Oh how thrilling this is! You are so talented m'dear! Congratulations!

Royce said...

How wonderful 2 Ribbons, and Flawless is for sure a head swelling comment. The plaid kilt is darling and I can't wait to see how it was made. Congrats on your ribbons they are well deserved.

Quiltbug said...

Congratulations! Are you the Quilt Rat who won the Twelve by Twelve book on Terri Stegmiller's blog? That is one of my favourite books.

Quilter Kathy said...

Oh my gosh...I am so excited for you! I will have to get myself around to see these! Sure do wish I didn't have to work :( It interferes with my quilting fun! The black and white quilt is stunning!

Debbie said...

Exciting news....congratulations on your well deserved wins. They sure recognized a very talented person. Thanks for all your inspiration.

Kim said...

Okay so I am not surprised one bit but maybe you just needed a little reminder or two ( nice ribbons!)of your beautiful work. Your creativity is WAY above average and I never tire of seeing it. Congratulations!

Happy Sewing

Createology said...

How very exciting and Congratulations on your First Place ribbon. The judges said it all...Your Quilting is Flawless! I am intrigued by your adorable Kuilt. Well Done My Dear...

Shirley said...

Congrats and well deserved! I'm not surprised.

Jackie said...

Good for you! So well deserved too!

Mary Ann said...

Congratulations. Your work is beautiful and you deserve the ribbons.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Both are delightful---and big CONGRATS!!!---but I really like that Kuilt... :-)

XXOO~~
Anne

helen-mary said...

Two lovely ribbons in one month??? Good job.

...kuilt... very clever.

Quilt or Dye said...

Congrats!

Mishka said...

Woohoo .. congrats Jill. How awesome for you.

Mary-Kay said...

Congratulations! I wished I could have seen your work. Those were the 2 places we didn't visit while in the area last week. Poor timing on my part.

Finishing Lines by K.Sperino said...

Congrats! Well deserved; you do beautiful work.

Joan said...

Congratulations Jill - well deserved! So love your work!

Robbie said...

Well deserved Congratulations!!! We've always felt your work was and is flawless!! Just beautiful workmanship and design in all your work!!! Again, congrats!

Karen S said...

so cool -- and your work is just wonderful! I'm looking forward to seeing more...

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