Friday, March 26, 2010

Enjoying the outdoors

We're finally getting some of the wonderful spring weather that makes Charleston such a great place to live. The flowers are beginning to bloom and it's wonderful to spend time outdoors.

Noah wasn't interested in playing outside today but Hayden was enjoying the fresh air. She loves having her picture taken and then running to the camera to see the image. She'd have had a tough time back in the olden days when you had to wait to week to see your photos. This isn't the greatest photo of Jerry but it's cute of Hayden.

She had been sitting primly on the white bench until I pulled out the camera. Then she had to try out a variety of poses.

She's getting so big and it's hard to believe she'll be 3 years old soon.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Judging a quilt show

I haven't really blogged since our guild's quilt show. It was a very successful show and we had so many beautiful quilts.

The judge for our show was Scott Murkin from North Carolina. In addition to being a quilter Scott is an MD. I wonder what it looks like when he has to stitch up a wound. Judging took place over 2 days. It's an interesting process. All of the quilts in a category were stacked on a table and Scott would examine each one and give comments. Generally he would give 2 positive comments and point out 1 area of improvement. He would then pick the best quilts in each category for ribbons.

Here's Scott in judging mode. (click photos for larger view)

Here's a category waiting for the judge.

After judging the quilts were stacked by category in anticipation of hanging the show.

Each aspect of a quilt show requires a lot of volunteers and judging is no exception.

And volunteers need to eat!

I was excited to receive a 2nd place in the Art/Innovative category for my quilt Orange Fizz. The quilt isn't hanging straight here in the photo because it was pinned to the drape. We need to work on a different way to display the smaller quilts because it's hard to pin them to a fluid drape.

Click on the photo to see the ribbon better. Our guild prides itself on unique homemade ribbons and I think that Joanne and Maureen outdid themselves with this year's ribbons. It's really nice isn't it?

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Winter fun

Craig and Noah took a trip this weekend to snowboard. This is a first time event for Noah and we were not sure if he'd enjoy it. Turns out he's having a great time.

Snow is a new experience for a boy from South Carolina.

Monday, March 01, 2010

It's show time!

My guild's show is this weekend and we've been working hard to put on a fantastic show.

The quilts were all turned in yesterday and tomorrow morning we begin 2 days of judging. The show will be hung on Thursday and we have a premiere party Thursday night. The quilts will be on display Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It will be an exhausting week, but I'm sure we'll have a great time.

If you're in the area, stop by:

Gaillard Auditorium
77 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC

Friday/Saturday 10-5
Sunday 10-4