Saturday, March 8, 2014

A WIN AT THE DALLAS QUILT SHOW!!


Last year I joined the Quilters Guild of Dallas and since I'm a member now, I decided to enter a quilt in their quilt show.  I've been going to that show since 1998 when I saw an article about it in the newspaper.  At that point, I had taken one quilting class and made a small wall hanging.  Up until last year, I never thought I would enter a quilt in the show.  But then, I thought, why not?  So I entered my civil war quilt that I made with blocks from Barbara Brackman's Civil War block of the week on her blog.  I knew I wouldn't win anything, I just wanted to have it hang in the show.

Thursday night I went to the preview meeting and we got to look at all 400 quilts.  We walked all around and finally, I saw my quilt.  I couldn't believe it when I saw a white ribbon for third place on it! I still can't really believe that I won a ribbon for it as the Dallas show is very competitive.  But I am a very happy camper!!



The first time I went to the show in 1998, I was hoping I would find out more about how to make quilts.  On the way into the show, I saw a friend that I had known a long time, but didn't really see much anymore.  She invited me to join the Cedar Hill Quilt Guild, which I did, and the rest is history!  So the Dallas Quilt Show is where I really got inspired to get more involved in quilting - which I had wanted to do for years.

Tomorrow, I'll show some of my favorite quilts from the show.

32 comments:

Lesley said...

Congratulations! Your quilt is stunning and very deserving! Well done!

Barb said...

Congratulations on your ribbon! lovely quilt, it must be competitive if it got a 3rd - looks like a winner to me!

moosecraft said...

Congrats on the win! It's a beautiful quilt!

canuckquilter said...

Congratulations! It really is beautiful. You earned that ribbon!

~Joan said...

Yay for you! I can't read the ribbon. Were there different categories? What exactly did you place in? Great job!!

Doniene said...

Oh Ruth, I'm SOOOOOOO very excited and glad for you!!! How wonderful!!! Our quilt show is coming up at the end of April and you've inspired me to enter mine CWR quilt!!

Blessings and hugs!!

---"Love" said...

I love how you set the blocks together with half squares, which, to me anyway, creates special borders around each row of blocks, making it easier to see the details of each block. What a treasure! Congrats! You certainly earned your ribbon! Can't wait to see it up close and personal someday. ---"Love"

Impera Magna said...

Congratulations on your winning entry! It's gorgeous and rightly deserves that big ribbon! I know you must be very pleased...

Janet O. said...

How very special for you to win in the show that inspired your adventures in quilting! It is a beautiful quilt, Ruth--very deserving of the win, I'd say!

Marsha said...

Congratulations, it is a beautiful quilt! How exciting for you, too!

Debbie Lou said...

How exciting! Congratulations! We never know what will happen until we try. Your quilt is beautiful and lots of others think so too!

andsewon said...

Congratulations on your ribbon! It is a wonderful quilt!
Lola

Sharon Eshlaman said...

Congrats, it's beautiful!

Beth said...

A huge congratulations to you!!! What a wonderful win. You must be so excited. Think how many potential quilters your winning quilt inspired.

julieQ said...

I saw your quilt at the quilt show...congratulations! It is even more beautiful in person, folds...gorgeous

Cathy said...

Congratulations! I would have given it a blue ribbon. It is beautiful. Hugs

Sherrill said...

Congrats!! I went this morning and there were SO many beautiful quilts there. That makes your win even more special!

The Quilted Finish ph 02 63310084 said...

Congratulations! Your quilt is beautiful! I still have my blocks sitting in a pile by my sewing table, I have about 8 blocks that are bigger than the rest and have yet to decide how to deal with this problem. You may have inspired me to go back to them, lol. A well deserved ribbon.

Leanne said...

Congratulations on your winning quilt, its beautiful.

Just Another Quilter said...

Congratulations! We already knew that your quilts were stunning. Now someone of authority told so. Keep up the great work.

Karen said...

Oh I am soooo happy for you. I know what a thrill it is to see a ribbon hanging. Congrats!!

Jo said...

Congratulations Ruth! Fantastic!!!

lillianscupboard said...

Wonderful - it's a great quilt.
Lillian

Lori said...

The only thing I am surprised is that it does not have a blue ribbon on it! Your quilts are absolutely lovely!! What a fantastic surprise. Congratulations!!

Becky in VA said...

Congratulations!!! Your quilt is beautiful and you certainly deserve that big win!!!



Chantal said...

Congratulations Ruth. It is a very lovely quilt and it has received a blue ribbon in my book.

Lee Prairie Designs said...

WOW, Ruth!!!! So happy for you, CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your quilt is wonderful :)

Carolyn

Dasha said...

Congratulations on your ribbon. I entered a show (for the first time) recently, but it was not judged. It is a real thrill to see your quilt hanging in a show. Must be extra special to see a ribbon.

Susan in FL said...

Hi Ruth, Congrats on the ribbon you received. I just love your quilt. I'm working on finishing a sampler block BOM started in 2012. To spif up the traditional blocks I decided to add a medallion center and two inner borders with some additional smaller blocks. No pattern, just some ideas in my mind. Well, long story here...the math is killing me. It's the first time I've had to work from the outside in to the center and determine sizes, to make matters worse, I already started the center medallion. Who know if I'll ever get these borders and inner blocks figured out? Thanks for sharing your beautiful quilt!

dustin cecil said...

Great job!!

Louise Bell said...

Your quilt is beautiful, and I'm inspired by the setting. Congratulations on such an exciting honor for you!

Marci said...

Your quilt is wonderful. A well deserved win.