Wow! What a great exciting day it has been..
This morning I went to the craft show not knowing which of my quilts had won a prize or what I had won... I had three quilts entered.
Dh and I set out out this morning at 7am, we live an hours drive away from where the show is being held.
With all the work getting done on the freeway for a new train line coming down our way holding up traffic, we decided to catch the bus into town, we were also told that parking was near impossible to find, and would cost an arm and a leg right in the heart of the city.
I was so excited when my name was called out, I really did not think I would win a prize for this quilt... The standard of work on the quilts on show is amazing, so many talented ladies...I felt very honoured to have been chosen for a prize.
Well, I won 1st prize in the amateur Traditional section for a sane quilt called "Aunt Maggie's Tulips" done in 1930's fabric.
I machine pieced it , did tulip and leaves needle turn applique.... hand quilted the whole lot and hand quilted tulips and leaves down the borders.
After all the announcements were made, we were all invited to morning tea and biscuits.
I'm going back to the show on Friday to have a good look around...spend some money..and do two hours of white glove duty, while I have a look at all the wonderful quilts on show.
There are 50 beautiful Japnese quilts on show...this being the first time they have been out of Japan.
Thank you everyone for your kind well wishes and comments...