Yesterday was the quilt judging for the fair. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that quilts I worked on, including my own 2 quilts, did very well. The big showing was from my Oak Leaf Memory quilt, which took a first place and also “Best Use of Color” and was a BOS contender. Wow, I freely admit to being surprised about how well it did.
I am very surprised that the judge “understood” my intentions with this quilt and knew what I was trying to do from a design and color standpoint, particularly my subtle approach to photo transfers technique I’ve been doing for many years now. This quilt has a soft spot in my heart as I made it for my son, who is autistic. It is also a tribute to a similar-yet-different quilt I made back about 4 years ago, which was sold at auction for $5025.00. It hangs on permanent display in a school back east.
The Carolina Lily was also a big winner, winning 1st in the Professional Category and also “Best Machine Quilting.” The lovely Wedding Ring quilt was accidentally entered into the wrong category by the owner (it was placed in group quilts when it would have done better in professionally quilted category), it earned a second place nonetheless. Poppy quilt won a 2nd in a field of about 30. Other client quilts earned a 1st and a 3rd. Oh yes, I also had a quilt that placed 3rd in the professional quilting category.
I don’t know how my 2 crochet pieces did. Oh well… I will learn that when the fair starts. All in all, this has been a positive experience for me.
It was also a learning experience, by the constructive feedback given, I now know where I need to improve, technique wise. I got lots of good comments on my quilting and also my piecing. I am glad I went ahead with my goal to do this.
Happy Weekend! Hugs, Carla