Tuesday, September 20, 2011

An Old Fashioned Fall Fair - How Refreshing!

Hi Everyone,

So happy to be crashing back into the blogging scene with some wonderful news. I have been focussing primarily on my writing over the summer in an attempt to finish my poetry manuscript, but the return of the local quilting guild meetings has me all in a buzz over fibre art again. Being one of the newest members of my local quilting guild I was encouraged to enter a few things in the town's Fall Fair. I was pleasantly surprised to find out I won a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finish for 3 different quilts. Here they are....

3rd Place - Damsel Fly. I entered this in the applique category and it was a bit of a misfit being more of an art quilt with fibre, paint and foil. They are considering an art quilt category for next year.

2nd Place - Nana's Christmas Quilt. This was the first traditional quilt that I completed from start to finish while taking a beginner sampler class with Wanda Steiner in Winnipeg. The best thing about gifting this quilt to my mom is that she lives with us in an in-law suite, so I get to enjoy it as much as she does.

1st Place - Group Quilt - Gavin's Froggy Quilt. I made this quilt last year and I'll tell you there is no better way to make 20 tiny paper pieced frogs than to do it as a round robin. So thank you to all of my wonderful quilting friends who each made a block. We won!