I really am trying to get back into blogging. I enjoy it and it keeps me accountable, if only to myself, for what I am accomplishing artwise. Last weekend was the annual North East Arts Council Quilt Show in Standish, Michigan. This is not a huge show but it is always very nicely done. The Arts Council Headquarters is an old brick church and makes a great site for a quilt show. This is a low pressure show that I enter just for fun. They hang all quilts they get as long as they have room. The only thing I don’t like about this show is that they they have really odd size stipulations for categories in this show. Their sizes are based mostly on size of the quilt and my quilts rarely have “normal” dimensions. So I end up searching for quilts that fit rather than choosing them based on what I would most like to show. Anyway, I took home 5 ribbons this year, one for every quilt i entered :). Though this is not a big show and they tend to prefer very traditional stuff, it still makes me happy.
Here is one that took a blue ribbon for small wall quilt, all machine, pieced:
It is based on the design of a labyrinth in the floor of a French Cathedral. I love labyrinths! I also took the second place in the same category with this:
I call this one, “What Four?” My son came up with the name. It was supposed to be chairs (imagine this upside down!) but my son saw it laying over the back of a chair and said they looked like fours and gave it the name. Pretty clever guy! I liked it and so this is now right side up! I prefer it to the one above but I won’t complain :).
I am off to class now. I will show pics of the others tomorrow. Until next time….