Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The Show Kick-Off











Tonight we had our official opening of the quilt show, a reception, and a speaker (Heather Mulder Peterson of Anka's Treasures). I was so pleased that several friends and relatives came to the show and to see me in my featured quilter debut. I had a great time.

Another pleasant surprise was that two of my quilts were chosen by the show committee or museum staff members as Best of Show! They get to put ribbons on their favorites. I didn't expect any, and I got two! My friend, Sally, the other featured quilter, also got one. I thought that was so nice!





Heather Mulder Peterson's quilts are beautiful, and I love her patterns and her philosophy... she likes to make her patterns simple but look more complex than they really are. My cousin won a door prize which was one of Heather's books, and she also bought a pattern which we agreed to share. My daughter sat there enthralled and decided she needs to learn how to quilt! Husband and brother-in-law even came to the show and stayed way longer than I expected. What a nice surprise!



All in all it was a fun evening and successful event.

11 comments:

Tracey in CT said...

Congratulations on your ribbon!!

Chookyblue...... said...

Congrats on your ribbons and display......just proves how good you are.......enjoy your success

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

Congrats! Bravo!!! Woohoo for you. By the way, your letters arrived yesterday. Thank you!

Quilt Pixie said...

may the ribbons boost your self confidence :-)

dot said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You go girl. I am so happy for you. Enjoy.

Darcie said...

Sounds like a grand time, Carol! Congratulations on your honors!!!

What a terrific family you've got. 'Course...they're pretty lucky to have you! ;-)

Enjoy the week!

Caron said...

Congratulations! Time for a victory lap!!

BrendaS said...
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BrendaS said...

Hi: I'm trying this comment thing again. Congrats on your ribbons. It looks like the show would be worth a trip from Winnipeg.

YankeeQuilter said...

Congratulations!!!! thanks for the wonderful photos.

Sio

Sue said...

Congratulations on your ribbons, you must be thrilled.