Its been an incredibly busy few months since my return from France.
So much has happened, and so many quilts to share.
But where to begin???
Probably at the most exciting thing that's happened in recent weeks.
Vic Quilters had their annual exhibition in July here in my home town.
l had decided earlier in the year to join, so was eligible to enter a quilt for judging.
This was a first for me.
After speaking to Karen, who does my machine quilting,
she suggested that l enter my Sawtooth Diamond Quilt, which l duly did.
The quilt was entered in the Two Person Professional category,
l being the maker, Karen being the machine quilter,
as both Karen and l have earnt money from quilting.
On the Monday before the exhibition opened,
l received a call, inviting me to attend the awards ceremony.
With many butterflies, l stood with several friends, waiting for our category to be called.
l had convinced myself that MAYBE the quilt would get a judges commendation.
So imagine my complete SURPRISE and delight to win the First Place Blue ribbon
for the category!!!
It was a truly special moment, which l was delighted to share with Karen.
She is now hanging proudly in my Living room to be admired every time l walk past.
Karen also blogged about it here,
and has great photos and a story about it here.
Over the next few posts, l will try and catch up, because of course,
our next QITB is only 5 weeks away, and there is going to be
so many great quilts to share with you.
Thanks for visiting.