I took the two other quilts I had planned on..."Boxer Rebellion" (otherwise known as my husband's old undies...)...
...and "X Marks the Block," an original, free-pieced, "liberated" quilt that I made for my daughter. The original plan was to hand quilt this one, but that plan changed last February.
The show runs from Tuesday, May 1 through Sunday, May 6, and I am going tomorrow (Friday). A little bird emailed me Tuesday morning to tell me that "Boxer Rebellion" won second place in the Small Wall Hanging, Mixed Technique, Hand Quilted category (thanks, Norma!). Being made from old underwear and stupidly quirky, the best I could have ever hoped for was an "Honorable un-Mention-ables" ribbon...hee-hee-hee.
When I called Steve at work to tell him what I heard, he was happy his underpants were being enjoyed by the judges and so many women from all over the Midwest. HA! You just never know...
My daughter is a self-proclaimed nerd...straight A student (in an IB program, no less!), closet novel author (we just printed initial copies of her first book!), a musician, a lover of Harry Potter, Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Who, Merlin, and horses. When I say she loves Harry Potter books, movies and characters, etc., I mean she LOVES them! Here she is, years ago, posing with her first Harry Potter quilt that I came up with...she has requested another, more dark and mysterious one...not "cute" like this one.
Tomorrow I am off with friends to the 36th Annual Sauder Village Quilt Show in Archbold, Ohio...I can't wait! I'm kind of bummed that I didn't finish my "Folk Art Applique" quilt in time...next year!
I will take lots of pictures to share with you!