I am so proud of my friend, Jenny Lyon, who won the 1st Runner up Best of Show at Pacific International Quilt Fest! I have always loved her quilting, and I am especially in awe that she does it with her domestic standard machine, too. Here is Jenny standing in front of her award winning quilt:
This was a meaningful quilt for Jenny. She writes, “The quilt is based on a strong childhood memory of crouching in my Mother’s fern and Lily-of-the-Valley bed. I loved that! The smells were so beautiful and strong, there were all kinds of bugs in there and it was just a spot of beauty-sight, sound, smell and touch. I used Radiance in the center and hand dyed raw silk by Linda M Designs http://www.lindamdesigns.com/ for the border, wool batt, every thread know to man, beads, metallics, silk inset and cotton backing. I am astounded to have received such recognition.”
Her winning quilt also had some bug motifs in the quilt. Here is one example:
Jenny also won a Bernina sewing machine, too. How cool is that? Visit her blog to see a picture of her new machine, as well as additional quilt pictures. Anyway, I just wanted to share with you how excited I am for Jenny and how wonderful it is to see her work being recognized!! Congrats, Jenny!