Ninigret Quilters spent the day setting up our quilt show. One of my friends commented that she really liked the setting I used for the 9-patch swap blocks. I told her it was from a book, and I rarely do anything original. With that in mind, I'd like to share my inspirations for the following quilts.
Chris and Jamie's Wedding Ring won a few ribbons...
1st Place Exemplary Piecing
1st Place Exemplary Applique
1st Place Exemplary Use of Color
1st Place Exemplary Machine Quilting (by Pat Harrison)
Exemplary Edge Finish
Best of Show !!!
All the credit and many thanks go to:
Judy Niemeyer for her spectacular paper piecing pattern,
Erin Russek for her lovely applique patterns,
Kate Spain for her glorious fabric,
Pat Harrison for her amazing machine quilting,
and my friend, Maria Lage, for
suggesting insisting on the scalloped binding!
Oh, and I should thank my nephew Christopher and his wife Jamie for patiently waiting for this quilt to be completed, 9 months after they were married!
If that were not enough ribbons for one person, a few other quilts were recognized.
Mod Bento earned a ribbon for 3rd Place Exemplary Scrap Quilt. Many thanks to all who participated in the Mod Bento Swap including my RI friend Jodi.
Sugar Wave earned 2nd Place Exemplary Machine Quilting, Domestic. Thanks to Melissa Averinos for her awesome fabric line, Sugar Snap, and to Elizabeth Hartman for her New Wave Pattern.
Emerald Selvedge Spiderweb earned 1st Place Exemplary Scrap Quilt and Exemplary Innovative. Thank you to Karen Griska for creating my obsession for saving selvedges, and to Chris Bagley for teaching this workshop at our weekend retreat in March.
As quilt show chair, I'd like to
invite beg you to visit us this weekend.
|A woman with a plan! (to scale)|
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4pm each day
Westerly Armory, Westerly, RI
If you live within a 90 minute radius (and beyond) of Westerly, it is worth the trip!