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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Quilt Show

The annual show held by the National Quilting Association allows 400 quilters to send in their quilts without being "juried" by a panel of judges so yours truly decided to send in a wall hanging this year. The show is held in Columbus, Ohio which is only an hour from my home and so DD, DH and I spent the day at the show and here I stand, "Entrant" ribbon on my shirt, trying to look dignified.  However, when other quilters saw my DD taking my photo and they started taking my photo too, then I started to grin like an idiot. 

The little quilt is called "Sunshine Maze" and it was made from a kit.  I love color wheel quilts and I have four of them. 

DD and I went on a shopping spree and had a good time at the NQA show.  I have already made the quilt top for next year's entry.  :-)

Judy in Ohio


  • At June 16, 2012 at 8:32 PM , Blogger Sara in Florida said...

    Just love your use of color.

  • At June 16, 2012 at 9:18 PM , Blogger Doris W. in TN said...

    Great quilt and very nice photo.

  • At June 17, 2012 at 3:37 AM , Blogger Laura in IA said...

    Way to go Judy. Nice quilt.

  • At June 17, 2012 at 3:37 AM , Blogger Laura in IA said...

    Way to go Judy. Nice quilt.

  • At June 17, 2012 at 6:50 AM , Blogger Judy in Ohio said...

    Thank you, Sara, Doris and Laura. Entering a quilt show was something to cross off my "Bucket List". I plan to do it again next year with a paper-pieced scrap quilt called "Fireworks!" that I just spent four months working on. Took four months to make the top and now I have plenty of time to do the quilting. :-)


  • At June 18, 2012 at 6:27 PM , Blogger Jill from Portland said...

    Very cool! What fun!

  • At June 18, 2012 at 6:53 PM , Blogger Mary in Oregon said...

    Judy, it's just gorgeous! I sure love your work.

    Mary in Oregon

  • At June 19, 2012 at 2:50 PM , Blogger Judy in Ohio said...

    My Sunshine Maze entry was returned today and there was a letter included in the box that has the judges' comments. Are you ready? I'm grinning from ear to ear because I am pleased with the tone of the comments. The one thing I disagree with is just a matter of "quilting philosophy".

    Judges' Comments:

    Radiating machine quilting lines give this a dynamic appearance.
    Piecing is generally accurate. Strive to keep long lines straight.
    Piece would benefit from additional quilting.
    Choice of thread color works well.
    Stitch length is generally consistent.
    Review binding technique.
    Pieced binding adds additional interest.


    I will disagree with line #3 (additional quilting) until the cows come home but otherwise I think the judges' comments are enough to send me into one big happy dance. Also, they don't like machine binding (with no hand stitching) but they are never going to get hand stitching from me so I'll always get the negative comment on binding technique.

  • At June 20, 2012 at 4:49 PM , Blogger Marion in NZ. said...

    Wow Judy ! Congratulations. Enjoy your dance ! You deserve to. I suspect that quilt judges are not too free with their compliments ! Something I've never put to the test, or am likely to !



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