Sep 29, 2011

The Winner Circle


I entered "Gouldians" and "Honorable Mention?" in the Sheboygan County Quilt Guild Show last weekend.  They were both in the same category of art quilts.  Voting is done by the attendees.
I was really curious which one would possibly take a ribbon.  I heard spectators talking and one person commented like this:  "Awww that chicken deserves more then an honorable mention.  I am voting for him!"   Well, guess a lot of people felt that way because "Honorable Mention?" took first place and "Gouldians" second.  Humor wins out!

I have been contacted by a Quilt Calendar publisher and she wanted me to enter "Gouldians" as a candidate for her upcoming calendar.  I have done that so we will see what happens. 

I have also sold another quilt down in Illinois to a Retirement Home.
"Three Poppies" will now make some elderly people happy at its new home.

In the meantime, Bob and I finished our landscaping.  It was back breaking labor hauling wheelbarrows full of dirt across the yard to our bed by the new fence.  Two truck loads later it was finished and all the plants replanted when it started to rain.  I could not believe our luck.  Now today
we are having a big thunderstorm with 40-50 mph winds.  Thank goodness we do not have a pile of mud in our driveway anymore.

Now I am on to do another Poppy Quilt for a customer who is becoming a friend.  She wanted to buy
"Three Poppies" but instead will get a custom piece just the size she wants. 

6 comments:

WoolenSails said...

That is so cute, of course people at a fair would love that little guy;) I think the poppy piece is perfect for the retirement home, it has such a calming feel to it.
No work for me, I am still trying to decide what to do and the day is almost over, lol.

Debbie

Exuberant Color said...

they are both winners for sure! I love the poppies. A retirement home is a perfect place for a tranquil piece like that.

As for the truckloads and wheelbarrows full of dirt, I hope it's the last time you have to do it and glad you beat the rain.

Susan Turney said...

Liking this entire post! :)

Kay said...

It's so interesting what people vote for. I was amazed to win at the local show because I never heard anyone comment on my quilts. Others seemed to get all the attention. Congratulations. You certainly deserved the prizes.

Debra Spincic said...

Looks like you have a promising career as an art quilter! *wink*

Pat Bishop said...

Great Quilt "Honorable Mention" and great photo! I love your work! Congrats on your 1st place win.

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