Sunday, April 13, 2014
Honorable Mention Arizona Quilt Guild 2014
I recently entered my quilt in the 2014 Arizona Quilt Show. This was the first time I had entered a quilt in competition. Imagine my surprise when I received a call that my quilt had won an award. I was invited to bring a friend to the awards ceremony prior to the opening of the show. How exciting!
I won Honorable Mention in the Embroidery Category. I posted about this quilt previously. The design is Anita Goodesign's Great Outdoors. Borders are Mix and Match Quilting. Also by Anita Goodesigns. I'm considering entering the quilt in another show this summer but haven't decided yet.
It was nice to see that other's appreciate the work I do. My sister has told me for years that I should enter my quilts in competition but this was the first time I listened to her.
If you haven't attended a Quilt Show, I encourage you to go. There are many wonderful "works of art" to see. Many of today's quilts are designed and quilted using the latest in technology. Digitized designs are very popular today in both machine embroidery and long arm quilting. As a friend and new quilter commented after the show "the designs are very simple but it's the quilting that takes it to another level". If you are a traditionalist, you will see beautiful traditional quilts also.