Hi everyone, I was so exhausted yesterday after my big day out at the quilt show that I just didn't get to the computer. But, here I am, refreshed after a good nights sleep, ready to declare ... "I got second!!" I'm just thrilled, I really didn't know how I'd go, we have some super talented quilt makers here, so there is always stiff competition.
Here is a picture of my quilt with her ribbon, I did have more of the other quilts in the picture, but I had to crop them out. In the guild booklet from the show it tells us that we're allowed to take pictures, but we are NOT allowed to publish them anywhere, in publications, or on the web due to copyright laws. I sure don't want to get into any copyright trouble, but I figure it should be okay for me to put a picture of my quilt here, as it's my copyright.
My friends and I had the very best day. I picked up my friend Verna, and met up with my wonderful friend Jenny in the queue to the show. Our friend Lorraine joined us shortly after we got in, and we spent ALL day in the quilt show and cruising around the vendors. Lorraine emigrated here from Scotland early this year, and has not been to a show like it before, she was just loving it! I showed remarkable restraint, there were so many things I could have purchased, but I only purchased two patterns, a Better Homes & Gardens 'showbag', some sock wool with a pattern, a small piece of 'pink ribbon' fabric, and a cute tassel.
One of the patterns was an Amy Butler bag pattern, and I plan to use the tassel on the zipper of the bag, the other pattern is a lovely applique design by one of my favourite local designers, Colleen Archbold. I know her, and Verna and I bumped into her at the show, so we embarrassed her terribly by getting her to sign our patterns *ggls*. The BHG showbag actually comes in a really cute striped totebag, and has some issues of the magazine and lots of other products. I always love to get it, cuz a girl can never have too many bags! The pink ribbon fabric was for Amy. Her Godmother has struggled with breast cancer. The outcome is looking good for her, and we're seeing her next week. When I dropped Amy off at school, she asked if I saw any of the fabric, could I please get some for her. We'll make something sweet up for Karen with it.
Well, that's my day, we had the very best time, I'm thrilled my my place in the competition, and I was so very happily exhausted at the end of the day. Thank you everyone for your wonderful words of congratulations, you're all just lovely people. *Huge hugs* for you all!