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Imagine my excitement, not to mention Linda's when I heard the news "I just got an e-mail that I won an Honorable Mention for the World at the World Quilt Show in New England! (That's like 4th place in the World - not the US entries, but the World!)" posted by Linda Schmidt on our Academy of Quilting facebook page. The news was great, but wait till you see the quilt!
Well we all knew by just looking at "Perseus Saving Andromeda" by Marilyn Belford that it is a magnificant quilt. Now the proof is in the pudding so to speak as this quilt not only won "Best Large Quilt" at the Road to California quilt show but more recently, "Best of Show" and "Viewer's Choice" at Mancuso's Quilt Fest in New Jersey. We can see why!
Trinity Celtic Knot is a wonderful quilt to make. I thoroughly enjoyed making it and I know hundreds of other quilters have made it too. It is one of our best selling patterns.
Recently I had a student, Connie Martin shared some of her work she had completed in Zoo Friends - an online class by Jennifer Houlden. As Connie also works she didn't have time to make the class quilt right now, but she did manage to make some bibs and a pillow case to try the animal applique during class time. She will make the quilt later.
This week I had the pleasure of receiving a photo from a good friend in Arizona. Connie was the first Amercian quilter to be so gracious and welcome me into her home on my very first trip to the USA in 2003. Her and her friend Edna, also in the photo below, organized several teaching opportunities which allowed me to make that trip. What an experience and a whole lot of fun.
This weekend I had the pleasure of chatting with Patricia Mitchell a quilter from California. She was telling me what she was up to in quilting. I always think it is fun seeing what others have done so I asked her if she would like to be my guest quilter for my blog. As you will see, she has made a number of my designs.
Last year about the middle of May I received an email from Rosalie Hixson. She had purchased my quilt pattern "Simply Sunflowers" as a kit from the Keepsake Quilting Catalog and was working on it, ready to being the blanket stitching but had a question.
I just had to share Julie's bargello blues, that isn't so blue. Julie Haase of Texas took my online class at Quilt University earlier this year. She selected colors in orange and gold from her border fabric to create the bargello then framed it with black. It is stunning I must say.
Congratulations to Barbara Delphos of Massachusetts on winning a blue ribbon for her bargello quilt "Freedom". It is always wonderful to receive photos of quilts made from our patterns and very exciting to hear when they have been awarded a prize. Barbara sent us a photo of her blue ribbon prize along with some photos of the quilt in progress.