Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Results are In

My sister Kathy and I went to the Ventura County Fair on Monday night to see how our entries did.  I haven't previously mentioned it, I don't think, but my sister and I have joined the local Modern Quilt Guild.  Though I don't really consider myself a modern quilter at my core, it is true that I have made and admire many modern quilts.  Anyway, there is an annual Fair quilt block challenge based on the theme of the Fair.  This year it was "A Country Fair with Ocean Air", and the guild meeting challenge was a modern block in the Fair theme.  I didn't make one, but Kathy did.


As the Ferris wheel is always set close to the edge of the fair and the view of the water and islands perfect on a sunny day, she posed her couple in front of the sunset.  The first prize made us both happy, but Kathy was so excited she made a number of trips back to look at it as we made our way around the Home Arts building. I'm here to tell you Kathy made this block in about hour, with about 1/4 of that time spent choosing the fabrics!  Pictorial quilts are her thing, for sure.

Of my four entries, three received ribbons. 


 The snowman mini got a first.  The other two ribbons were "Honorable Mention", which was nice considering the amount of entries this year.

 My version of the Picnic quilt (Kim Brackett pattern)  and my tablerunner got the ribbons.

The quilt I rushed to finish didn't get a ribbon, but looked pretty hanging up in the rafters...
Even if they did hang it upside down :)

I've made a slideshow of some of the other entries that caught my eye this year.  Click on the image and you will be taken to my web album (fingers crossed!):



10 comments:

Janet O. said...

Congrats to you and your sister for your wins!
Lots of pretty quilts, but the cake really made me laugh! : )

Stephanie said...

Well congratulations to you and your sister! How fun to share a love of quilting.

Mary said...

Congratulations on the ribbons! It's so nice to see your hard work getting some well deserved recognition.

Karendianne said...

Oh super! Congrats. I really love your snowman, too. Excellent work, detail.

Chantal said...

Way to go Kathy! It is VERY cute! And to you too Annie. I've always loved your snowman so much; I'm glad they saw what I see. The slideshow was a great idea. I've looked at it a few times. My favorite is #13. WOW! and of course the last one. Hilarious!. Thanks for sharing and congrats to both of you!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Congrat's to you & your sister on your first place ribbons!

Lindah said...

Wow! The 2 of you took that quilt show by storm. What a blessing to share the fun with a sister.

Shay said...

Congratulations to your both on recognition of your work. That’s great news. (and well deserved in my humble opinion)

LOVED that Hawaiian quilt in your slide show...I keep saying Im going to make one but we all know how that goes !

Joyful Quilter said...

Congrats to you and your sister on the wins!

Kate said...

Congrats to you and Kathy on your wins!