Well, my quilts are hanging in the Sauder Village Quilt Show in Archbold, Ohio. A weird thing happened in the category I entered my bride in, "Bed Quilts: Appliqued-Hand Quilted"...there was no winner!! There were two second place, red ribbon winners (the bride was one) and a third place and honorable mention, but NO WINNER.
The other second place winner was fabulous! I put several pictures below. It was called "Promise Fulfilled," and it contained beautiful hand applique, Broderie perse , and hand quilting. The 2 judges must have had a really hard time picking a winner, so decided not to.
The judges were NQS certified people, and I don't pretend to understand quilt show judging, but when two athletes tie for first place in the Olympics, don't they give 2 golds and a bronze? On the list of winners, they just put "First Place: n/a" - I've NEVER seen that before!
At this show they often award an extra second or third place winner, and multiple honorable mentions, when justified, but I guess there is a rule that there is only one blue ribbon for every category.
It was very crowded and hard to get pictures around my quilt, but as I go back for the last of the show and to retrieve my quilts tomorrow afternoon, I hope to get a better one (hold on Lizzie, I hope to get a better picture for the "finished" gallery on your blog!).
Our little stitch group, the Seasoned Quilters, made quite a showing and should be very proud. I'll treat you with more pictures!! The following two wool wallhangings were done by Renee Weidmayer.
Margit entered the following two quilts, the first of which, "Chelsea Lane," received second place in in the "Bed Quilts: Small pieced-machine quilted" category:
Cheryl went three for three, three quilts entered, two first place finishes and a second place finish. This first one, "By Land and Seas and Air," was a first place winner in the "Baby Quilts: Hand or Machine Quilted" category. She made it for her first grandson:
Her "Churn Dash Variation - Quail's Nest" took a second place ribbon in the "Bed Quilts: small pieced-Machine Quilted" category:
I have several pictures of her "Fall Rhapsody - Pineapples" entry in the "Wall Quilts: Large Pieced-Machine Quilted" category:
Marilyn, who machine quilted Cheryl's and Margit's quilts, had 2 winners herself. She won first place for "Block of the Month" in the "Bed Quilts: Mixed Technique-Machine Quilted" category:
This is her third place winner in the "Bed Quilt: Large Pieced-machine Quilted" category:
Here's the second one I entered, machine quilted by Rhonda Loy, "Fanscrapulous":
I have many more pictures that I will post from the show a little later on. Tomorrow they will award "Viewer's Choice," then the show comes down at 4:30 (they take down over 400 quilts in only 30 minutes!). We are all dreaming about next year now!