I entered two quilts made in 2012 that I've blogged about before: Bloom, a design by Emma Jean Jansen of Australia; and Dandelion Clock, my original design for the MQG's Riley Blake Challenge. I was tickled to learn in a Thursday evening phone call, that both of them earned ribbons: a first, and a third!
It's apparent in these pictures that I store and fold my quilts on the diagonal! I do so because many years ago I read a Quilter's Newsletter Magazine article about the best way to fold a quilt. It mades complete sense. When you fold a quilt on the diagonal, you're folding on the bias. That's the fabric weave with the most play - the most stretch - meaning that it's the fold of least resistance, and therefore lessens damage to a folded and stored quilt. The lighting made shadows that seem to emphasize my fold marks! I can't help but notice the big X in this one. Ergh.
But gosh, I'm honored to receive these wins! Ribbons were handmade by one of the chapters. Aren't they well done?!
Sitting outside the show was this golf cart. Of course, I had to look for one of my donated blocks, and found it.
This is the third golf cart cover that's been made from guild members' orphan blocks. The covers will be used whenever the guild wants to promote something in one of the various parades during the year. I sure hope that front windshield cover is flipped back!
Quilting Guild of The Villages has recently topped 1,000 members in 18 chapters. Guess there are a few 50 and older people who are interest in quiltmaking. Linda