Sunday, January 29, 2023

Day 3 of the Oregon Quilt Festival

I entered 4 quilts in the quilt show.  My Dear Jane quilt won a 3rd place ribbon.

My Baskets of Blue quilt won a 2nd place "Red" ribbon

This quilt, "Stars all Around" was hanging in a very nice place, as was my "Uncle Henry's Barn" quilt that I posted about yesterday.  So I am a very happy camper!


I also sold a quilt, my "Pineapple Nine Patch" quilt.

It was a lot of fun having a booth at the show, even though people thought we had a real shop somewhere and kept asking where it was.  We explained that we didn't sell fabric or patterns, just things that we made.  I had a "cat quilt" hanging there, hoping that someone would buy it, and it got lots of attention, but didn't sell.  I'm not worried about that as I'm sure it will sell sometime.  They wanted the pattern for it, etc. etc.

Of course, I had to buy some items - that's half the fun of a quilt show!  It took me a while to decide what to buy.  I got this "My Country" panel designed by Kathy Schmitz who had a booth.  I visited her booth several times before deciding to buy this panel.  This will make 6 patriotic pillows to put in a basket or bowl and can be embroidered or not.

I also purchased this panel of birds that will be made into a banner.  The designer of the banner had a booth, but I don't know her name - it's not on the banner package.  I've seen her books before, but can't remember who she is.

I also bought some more fabrics from Lori as she was the only one who had 1800s reproductions.  This was a bundle of small pieces that I plan to make into a couple small quilts, probably doll quilt size.

I was almost out of cheddars so now I have some!  It's amazing that most of Lori's fabrics were ones I had never seen before!

Here are a few pictures from the show.  I will post more tomorrow.

This one won a blue ribbon and was made by Peggy
Gelbrich, president of the Willamette Valley Quilters (I belong to
that guild)

This is the table of Gone to Pieces Quilt Guild
(where I am secretary).  They raffled off baskets of fabrics, etc.

I will post the rest of my pictures tomorrow.  I don't want to overwhelm anyone.  My goal (hope) is that I will take more time to read and sent out blog posts in 2023.  

Happy quilting!



  1. Congratulations on the ribbons for your quilts! It sounds like you had a very successful time there. Those new cheddar fabrics from Lori are beautiful. Thanks for sharing the photos of the other quilts, always fun to see what others have been doing.

  2. Congrats on placing with two of your quilts but knowing how much work goes into a Dear Jane, you should have gotten a grand prize for finishing it! The others are beautiful as well and I suppose the first place quilt also deserved the ribbon. Your purchases are fun - I like the idea of the pillows that are already partway done. Very convenient.

  3. Wow - you did VERY well ! Congratulations! Beautiful winning quilts - can't ask for much more.

  4. Congratulations on your placings. Most deserving. They are all beautiful quilts. You were in good company. Glad you had some sales and managed to find some nice fabrics to add to the stash for upcoming projects.

  5. Congrats on your ribbons. Your quilts are beautiful.
    Looks like you had a good time. The last quilt festival I went to had wonderful displays, but I was not thrilled with the vendor mall--and we need good vendor malls, don't we? LOL