Well, butter my butt and call me a biscuit! Look what came in the mail today...a pretty ribbon! "Baltimore Rhapsody-Symphony" won "Viewer's Choice" again, this time at the AQS Chattanooga show! I am quite speechless...counting Sauder Village, that is now three shows where it has garnered "Viewer's Choice." Again, I am humbled and thrilled!
"This quilt blends Teresa's love of music with her love of hand applique and quilting. Each block challenged her to design something fresh and new."
And below is my other quilt in the show...my version of Lori Smith's "Songs of Spring" (I added an applique border...). Seeing the pictures close together, I am noticing for the first time how similar the quilts look...the one below looks kind of like 'son of Baltimore Rhapsody' - similar neutral background, setting, colors and style...both hand appliqued and hand quilted...one has 15 inch blocks, one has 6 inch blocks...how weird and comical! Am I in a rut, or WHAT?
"The first bird's song and spring flowers are very welcome after a long, hard winter. This winter for Teresa, it was either make this quilt or hibernate! Design Source: "Songs of Spring" pattern by Lori Smith, with original outer border by Teresa."
It was so great (and a little selfish) to stand in front of this gem and really study it to see hidden details. As Chattanooga IS Rock City, you could say that this quilt had come home!
(Hey Julie...maybe the 'Rock City' attraction owes you a little advertising revenue! For those of you who didn't grow up in the south, 'Rock City' and 'Ruby Falls'...two natural wonders of the area...used to advertise all over the south on the roofs and sides of old wooden barns. Sadly, most of those old barns are no longer standing...I'm not used to seeing the new billboards...I have great memories of being taken to both parks by my Aunt Katrina...that was a lot of years ago...)
"Julie free pieced this one-of-a-kind quilt featuring twelve unique barns, four Mid-south seasons, farm animals, tractors, silos, barn signage, and even a windmill. Quilted by Chris Ballard."
It was great fun to meet up with my friend Margit, who moved from Michigan to Tennessee last year. She and some friends came on a charter bus with fellow guild members to enjoy the day.
LOTS more pictures to come, either when I solve my picture rotation problem, or when my perfectionism just lets go and lets them RIP!