Thursday, September 24, 2015

Quilts at the Fair

On Tuesday night,  we made the pilgrimage to the Great Frederick Fair to see how my quilts placed and to pet some animals. Priorities, you know?

I'm so excited to share that my Firewheel Stash Bee Quilt won SECOND PLACE in its division!

My other two quilts came in 4th and 5th in the respective categories -- MUCH better than last year! I have a bone to pick with these judges because of how many panel-based quilts won ribbons. The quilting on them were GORGEOUS but the technical skill to make them was ZERO. Just my opinion.

Here are some of my favorites! Please forgive the not-so-straight pictures -- that's more the way they were hung than my picture taking abilities, I promise! And what I wouldn't give to see the WHOLE quilt of some of these!

I love me a good New York Beauty and this one takes the cake! The quilting on the white border was gorgeous!

This is the wall hanging winner. Such small applique!

I'm not sure what this one's category was BUT I really wish I could see the whole quilt because I have a feeling that it is a colorwashed rainbow. A great take on a hexie quilt!

Because #yayamerica!

This mini quilt actually shows the profiles of all/many of the church spires in the downtown of Frederick, MD. Very neat!

Of course somehow I missed taking a picture of the best in show, but I can tell you it was GORGEOUS! The long arm quilting was exquisite.

Happy Thursday! I have to get back to working on that baby quilt!


  1. I'm with you - I'd like to see more of those folded quilts! Congrats on your 2nd place! It can be hard to place when you have a field of great quilts like you've shown. I know you deserve it!

  2. Congrats on your all the quilts that placed! Too bad you can't see all of the quilts, there look to be some gorgeous ones there.

  3. Congratulations! When I first saw your photo with you next to your quilt, my first thought was "the least they could do is show the entire quilt..." Wish they would have hung all of them up so you could see them.

  4. big congratulations on your successes at the show, how disappointing that the whole quilts are not on show, I have never seen quilts displayed like this before, fingers crossed it never reaches the UK!!! Trust the visitors made there feelings know so they do not hang them like this again


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