Friday, February 17, 2017

Long time no blog

 I'm living it up at the quilt show here in Florida, where I added a couple of new ribbons to my stash for the studio. The quilts are magnificent, and the show is really over the top this year. They even had a gals quartet singing around the show floor. Cool!
My friends are all here working the show in one capacity or another, and I did some white glove as well as helping in the silent auction. Last night they had a lovely wine and cheese reception for the members. That was nice, too.
First came the judging. I was a scribe both days.

The girls held up the quilts for the judge and we feverishly wrote down every word she said.

After the show was set up, they threw the reception for the guild. Our show chair, Rochelle, did the honors of announcing the winners.

Someone finally liked my fun animals!

My colorful quilt got a second place ribbon.

My customer, Dottie, with the quilt she made and I quilted.

My friend, Audrey's quilt was right next to Dotties!
Audrey scored a third place ribbon for the quilt that I also quilted.

She also got an honorable mention for her entry in the special exhibit,
Follow the Sun.
I quilted this Halloween quilt for Audrey.

Another customer, Kitty, won an honorable mention for her quilt that I also quilted.

Here is my friend Joan with her show quilt.

My customer, Mary, got a third place for her beautiful quilt. I am so lucky
to be able to quilt these heirlooms.
Best of show is a wonderful underwater scene
The special exhibit, Follow the Sun
Show view. I quilted the big quilt in the right foreground.
My friend Becky won a third place ribbon, as well as the award for Best use of a classic pattern.
I quilted this one, too!

Here are some of the baskets for the basket auction. Lots of goodies to be had here!

Ladies looking for a bargain in the books and magazines
Midday in the boutique. This was when I could get a picture when you could actually see the tables!
Some of the items in the first day of the silent auction.
Tomorrow, we do it all again, and then I'll pick up the quilts and head for home on Sunday. It's been a wonderful week, but there is work waiting for me up in Georgia, and I'm excited to get back to it. Especially when I see how nice those quilts look hanging in a show!