THEN............I had mixed feelings. Walking into the exhibit room, I was THRILLED to see ribbons on my quilts.........but disappointed to see that there were only TWO other quilts, a wallhanging, and 2 sets of placemats entered into the competition.
But, hey, it's a start, and hopefully word will get out that our fair is doing this once again after many years of NOT having home exhibits,.........and hopefully next year, there will be LOTS of beautiful handwork to admire !
In the meantime, here are my awards.....
|I asked a young man who was standing in the room to take my photo,....it's a bit blurred, but better than not having one at all.|
the GardenWalkQuilt won first place in quilt, pieced, hand-quilted.
the TropicTriStarQuilt won second place in quilt, machine-quilted
and then the Best in Show Ribbon was awarded to me for the Green Garden Walk Quilt !
When I went to pick up the quilts on Sunday, they gave me a check for $30. $10 was for a first place ribbon, and $20 was for Best in Show. Not bad return for the $5 entry fee !
But, in the meantime, I've been busy changing my bedroom into a bedroom/sewing room combination. Now, I know that I may regret this change when the room becomes a wreck while I am in the throes of a magnificent quilt-making revelation/machination ! But, for now, it allows me to make the other room into a sitting/late night can't sleep room. We'll give it a try and see how it works out. With it being just the two of us here for most of the year, we can make changes whenever I'M up to the work of it.
Here are photos of the newly painted room.