My quilt didn't place, and after seeing the competition, I felt that was absolutely fair and that the winning quilts well-deserved their ribbons. My quilt is lovely; I am proud of it. It will hold an honored place in our house. I think my embroidery was well-done, and of course, Judy's quilting enhanced the quilt. The scalloped border was refreshingly different and added to the quilt. But the blocks were basic and simple four-patch blocks.
The winning, blue-ribbon quilt was accidentally mis-placed in another division, but it was judged in competition with the quilts where mine hung. Rita once again placed with her block of the month Dear Jane quilt winning a red ribbon. And a quilt that also included embroidery and appliqued little girl dresses, each tiny dress different, won the white ribbon. Here are the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place quilts in this catch-all "Kits" division, as well as my contribution to this category:
|Here's the blue ribbon winning quilt that|
was in the "kit" category.
|Again, the top quilt|
|Close up that shows the incredibly dense|
HAND quilting that this quilter did
on her quilt.
|Another close-up of her hand quilting and|
|My Redwork Romance quilt|
|Rita's Dear Jane quilt, complete with the intricate borders.|
This quilt was a "two-sided" quilt, with the
quilting of these tiny blocks forming a lovely
second quilt on the back.
|The committee member who was in charge of fashioning|
the ribbons did an outstanding job! This is Rita's 2nd place, red ribbon.
|The charming third place winner. Notice the absolutely|
beautiful quilting on this quilt. Within each of
the four sections of the quilt, a different quilting
stitch is done.
|The placards contained the information that we|
quilters included on our entry forms.
|One of the lovely little dresses which stood out from the quilt with a 3-D effect.|
You can see the tiny, intricate embroidery on the dress. Again, click on the image
to see the outstanding quilting done on this quilt.
|The little baby girl faces as corner stones--so charming! You can see, too,|
some of the tiny hand-embroidery strategically placed within the sashings.