I've had almost 48 hours and my emotions are beginning to return to a normal range, but it has been one heck of a day and a half. My concern really isn't Road to California, it's about all shows, it's about publications, it's about anyone that has been denied recognition of their contribution to whatever it is. This particular event brings to the forefront every insult from lack of acknowledgement from several shows even in my own neighborhood, my guilds.
Quilts I have quilted for two different clients belonging to two different local guilds (that I am also a member of), have won Best of Show. Did I get a ribbon for either one? No. Even worse, one of these shows did not even list me as the quilter! **Edited - The SHOW did not list me as quilter on the id card. The maker did. Another quilt I quilted in that show omitted my name as well on the card** Another quilt I quilted at my main guild won a Judges Award for Best Machine Quilting. Did I get a …
I received a gift from my mother-in-law which contained her attempt at quilting. She made this for her daughter (now almost 60) and she was old enough to choose the sashing color. 1960 would be a good estimate for the year. I've searched a little online and I can't find this exact lady with ringlets and a bow coming off the umbrella. Also a very wide skirt.
I love pink! I wish the sashings were pink instead of yellow. She made 2 tops, one is mostly quilted, the other has the main body of the quilt made. Both are designed for twin size beds. I've tried to decide what would the best alternative for completing these quilt tops but for now, unless I get some good ideas from YOU, I will complete both of these as twin size bed quilts.
This one is the top w/o borders added:
I believe both tops have identical ladies in the same layout. Included in her package is about 2 yards of the yellow fabric plus about a 4 yard strip at about 15" wide (appears all the sa…
This is my 6th time to quilt a Paradise in Blooms quilt, a Quiltworx, Judy Niemeyer pattern! This one will become a bed quilt and originally was to be lighter custom but Suzie saw the one I quilted for Lou Ellen in a similar colorway and really liked the quilting dimension she saw in the photos. We changed a few things around, different feathers, double batting. It really pops! I used Quilters Dream 70/30 with Quilters Dream Wool on top for nice dimension and a variety of Glide, Isacord and Superior threads.
Suzie took it straight from the box and had to see in in the bedroom it will grace once binding is complete. Beautiful!
What an awesome embroidered label she made directly onto one of the backing fabric panels.
even with busy fabrics you still see a good deal of detail from the back
I added a little geometric design to the bottom corners.
What a lovely quilt to sleep under. I really like the QD combo of battings. Not too puffy in in the larger areas but enough to really m…