Monday, September 21, 2009

Best Amateur Entry - Innovative Category

To say that I am over the moon about my quilt hanging in the PNQE show is a bit of an understatement.
On Thursday, I learned my quilt won the ribbon for Best Amateur Entry in the Innovative category. You can see the list of winners and photos of the quilts here.
I was so stunned! To the point where I could not move for about 30 seconds!
So off to PNQE XVI I went on Friday with my father in law, and it was great to finally see my quilt and the ribbon it won. I was surprised the ribbon was blue. I just thought that was reserved for the first place winner or best in show.
On Saturday I went back to the show to shop the vendors, look at the quilts in detail, and caught up with a few members of the Baltimore Heritage Quilter's Guild.

The show was in a new space near Oaks, PA, which my GPS could not find. (ha ha ) and it was a bit tucked back from the road. The space was big, but really just 4 concrete walls and floor. It was well lit, I thought. The vendors were great, even if on a bit of the traditional side, but it is PA after all. I loved the Japanese kimono and fabric vendors the best, and recognized a few vendors from other big shows. I wore my QuiltArt name badge, but wasn't stopped by any other fellow members.
What an exciting thing this has all turned out to be. I had been eyeing a Coach purse for a few months now, and had only part of the money for it saved up, I think it's time to go shopping for that adorable handbag.

10 comments:

Diva Quilts said...

congratulations on the win - that's quite an accomplishment! :)

Approachable Art said...

Muppin, fantastic, congrats!!!

Mixing-Katie said...

Yayayaayay for you!!! Awesome quilt.

Jenn Klee said...

Awesome news, congrats!!

Mary said...

The quilt is fabulous! Congrats!

Loreen Leedy said...

Many congrats, nice work!

Renu (midnitecreations) said...

Congratulations. Beautiful quilt. Just love the colors.

StitchMinx said...

Great stuff! You must have had to pinch yourself. Congratulations on your lovely work :O)

Anonymous said...

Hi Cheryl, great to see you at the BHQG. Your quilt is wonderful, congratulations! Rebecca

vintagepix said...

Very belated but much deserved congratulations! (I loved your "winner winner chicken dinner" tag for this blog entry :D)

Hip hip hooray!!!