The Cobblestone Quilters Guild Show was great fun - I had the opportunity to assist in the judging (holding up quilts for the most part) and it was a fascinating experience. I really learned a lot from the comments the judge made on the various quilts entered in the show.
My two quilts, Work Out Buddy and Sunny Side Up did very well.
|Work Out Buddy|
Work Out Buddy won a third place ribbon in the pictorial/landscape category. The first and second place pieces also won a judges choice award and a best use of color award- so it was a tough category.
|Sunny Side UP|
Sunny Side Up received an honorable mention - in a very competitive art quilt group - every quilt in the group came home with a ribbon.
In addition to helping with the judging, set-up and white gloving for the show, I also had some of my work for sale in the boutique. I made journals, Kneat Knits, and Quilt Jewels.
Quilt Jewels (necklaces and pins) are a continuation of my series of work on how small can I piece without resorting to paper-piecing. Work Out Buddy has one inch square pieces, Sunny Side Up has 1/2" pieces and the Quilt Jewels contain 1/4" pieces.
|A Quilt Jewel Pin|
|A Quilt Jewel Necklace|
For the necklaces, I am creating the cords using a knitting I-cord. Its a great way to incorporate my long time love of quilting with my new love of knitting.