Tuesday, March 06, 2012

More on the quilt show

This was one of my other quilts in the show.  The pattern is called Monterrey Medallions.  There were several quilts in the show made from the same pattern and it was fun to see how the different color choices changed the look of the quilt. (click photos for larger view)

I also entered this Wonky Log Cabin quilt from a pattern in the book Blendable Curves by Peggy Barkle.

Lynn Gettelfinger made this cool version of the map of the Charleston area.  She said that she used an actual sized map for her pattern and everyone was amazed at how accurate she was with all the creeks, etc.

This quilt by Rosalind Hunt and quilted by Linda Barrett won Viewer's Choice.

A small little piece by Jennifer Ley.  This one has cool beading, but the photo doesn't show it very well.

Charles Towne Landing Fence is by Tommie Burwell. 

Jeanne Pedersen did a great job replicating her photo

Another quilt by Jennifer Ley

Friday, March 02, 2012

Quilt show

Today was opening day for the Cobblestone Quilters Guild show.  It's been 2 years in the making and I believe it is a beautiful show. 

The Best of Show - Bed sized quilt was Southern Comforts by June Bohac and quilted by Karen Kendo.  This quilt just happens to be our raffle quilt and some lucky person will be able to take it home tomorrow evening.

Best of Show - Wall quilt was Red Hot Baltimore by Beverly Cone.  Shortly after Beverly submitted the paperwork for the entry she passed away suddenly.  We were so pleased that her family agreed to submit the quilt and were elated when it won. 

Best track (long-arm) machine quilting and best applique was Red and Green Revisited by Darlene Donohue and quilted by Debbie Yezbak.

Best machine quilting - stationary machine was Grandmother's Legacy of Flowers by Paige Alexander

Best Hand Quilting and Best Theme was My Southern Heritage by Margaret Jones

Sunlight on the Reef by Lynne Gettelfinger won Best Use of Color

l'edredon de Bess (Bess's Quilt) by Evelyn Richards won Best First Entry in any Quilt Show

There were 2 Judge's Choice quilts.  Yellow-Bellied Slider by Lucretia Pope

and Buzz...Buzz...Buzz by Nancy Barnette and quilted by Kathy Kean

Here's my little whole cloth quilt with its blue ribbon

I'm exhausted and my feet hurt.  Putting on a quilt show is not for the faint of heart!

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Floors done!

It took longer than I expected, (10 days!) but our floor refinishing project has been completed!  Jerry wasn't too enthused about us doing the project - he said he would have been happy leaving the floors as they were, but after they were completed he admitted he really prefers the new color and finish. 

We have to wait for another 24 hours before any furniture can be returned to the room and we've been told we can't put rugs down for a week.  Apparently the texture of the rug can be imprinted in the finish. 

The timing for this work wasn't the greatest as I have been tied up working on our quilt show and Jerry has been working to get ready for the LeMons race - both events are being held this weekend.

I'm pleased to be able to share that my little whole cloth quilt was awarded a first place blue ribbon for its category.  Of course there were only 2 quilts IN the category so I had a 50/50 chance!

I'll try to post a photo of it with the ribbon soon.