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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Quilt Completion & Awards.

I've neglected my blogging for several months & consequently, missed enjoying the many & wonderful stitching blogs I usually visit.  It seems like ages since I posted. I had intended doing so earlier, however what's that saying about, " life interrupts while you're busy making other plans" ? :)
I was busy getting the hand quilting completed on my quilt for the exhibition, which is now over.
It was a wonderful exhibition & I feel very priveledged to have been able to exhibit my work, with such talented quilters. This is my quilt, along with one of two, pillow shams I stitched, to match.

I received three awards for this quilt. Can you immagine my surprise, quickly followed by delight. My wonderful husband was instrumental in this completion, with his loving support. I awarded him  his Dip' Master Chef, as he stepped up to make many delicious dinners while I worked for hours, over the quilting frame.

Here is a photo of some of the quilts hanging in the exhibition at The Academy of Fine Arts

 I have a UFO or two, waiting in the wings for the next exibition, which is scheduled for 2014.  I now need to decide on which quilt to submit, then chose the backing & get started, very soon. I never want to be under that kind of pressure again, prior to an exhibition.

I've worked on three small cross stitch pieces over the last couple of weeks. One was a birthday gift, the other two are ornaments. One for a Halloween exchange, already headed to New York, the other for a Christmas exchange, going to Springfield, MA. Photos when my exchange partners receive the items. My next task is to organise a new stitching rotation of cross stitch pieces, knitting & dressmaking items, to keep me out of mischief for the next little while.

1 comment:

  1. Your quilting is just gorgeous--I'm not at all surprised you won some awards! Congratulations and I look forward to seeing your cross stitched pieces :)