Sunday, October 21, 2012

Quilt Show Results

Durham Orange Quilters Guild had a very successful show at American Tobacco Campus in Durham, NC this weekend.  It was great fun viewing all the quilts and attending some of the technique demonstrations.  I still have some "Raffle" Tickets available for our beautiful opportunity quilt.  I'm hoping to sell them between now and the December guild meeting.

I have news of my show entries.  As I mentioned in an earlier post, I entered two quilts and one jacket.  My quilt, Purple and Green Coins, was for "display only" due to the tardiness of the entry.  (Yes, I missed the deadline!)  The jacket that I finished for the Spring 2012 UFO Club, Patriotic Improv Jacket, received Honorable Mention.  (I managed to get that entry in on time.)  That leaves one entry unaccounted for...

What quilt was that?

The (Glencoe) Mill Quilt was entered, as part of a 13 part series, in the group quilt category.  Twenty-one feet of quilty goodness was prominently displayed at the main entrance to the show.

Why such good placement?

The grouping won 1st Place!

OK, so what?  That doesn't explain why it got such a primo spot.

You're right.

What if I told you that it received Best of Show???

Let me tell you...

The Mountain to Sea Trail quilt WAS awarded Best of Show.  There are 13 VERY happy quilters (all busy doing a happy dance!)  Thank you to all of the participating members of the DOQ Art Quilt Bee.  I am so thankful to share this honor with such a talented group of quilters.  It's a shame that we also have to share the actual ribbons because they would look REALLY good hanging in my studio!  LOL

The AQB is now plotting and planning for future showings of this display.  I'll be sure to post updates as The Series travels to various venues over the course of the next year or year and a half.  You will also be informed when it reaches its final destination (in full or in part.)

Until then...
Happy Quilting!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Quilt Show Weekend!!!

I have two quilts and one jacket in a Quilt Show this weekend.  For those of you in the Raleigh - Durham area of North Carolina, please read the following notice:

Quilt Show
October 19-21, 2012

“A Thread Runs Through It,” Durham-Orange Quilters' Guild’s 2012 quilt show at the American Tobacco Campus, 324 Blackwell Street, Bay 7, Durham, NC 27701. 

The biennial show includes over 225 quilts and wearable art in a judged exhibition, vendors, a boutique featuring members’ creations, fat quarter raffle baskets, a raffle quilt, 
a junior show, and charity quilts, all in a beautifully restored former tobacco warehouse.  Come enjoy the show, then have lunch or dinner in one of the fine restaurants at 
this lovely venue in downtown Durham.  

Hours are: Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Admission $5 (children under 12 free), parking is free, and the site is handicapped-accessible. 

For information or directions please see the show web site:

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Fall 2012 (Ravelry) UFO Club - The List

It's that time, again.  Time to profess to the world which quilts I intend (read HOPE) to finish during the next three months.  My list for the Summer session will morph into my list for the Fall session.  I only completed ONE quilt so 9 remain to be finished!

Follow the link to view the list:

(Ignore the Mill Quilt.  That's the one that I completed.)

Monday, October 1, 2012

Summer 2012 (Ravelry) UFO Club - The Results

The Summer 2012 UFO Club session is now CLOSED.
This session began on July 1, 2012 and any qualifying UFOs were completed (and posted to the thread) by midnight (EST) on September 30, 2012.
Membership: (15)
loisbemis: 1 completed project
basketcase9702: 1 completed project
needleb: 1 completed project
PickKnitTime: 3 completed projects
SEND (6)
Lucky13: 1 completed project
Estieknits: 1 completed project
nhsarab: 3 completed projects
fidissimus: 1 completed project
andimc13: 2 completed projects
Session Totals: 9 quilters have completed 14 projects. Thanks to all who participated in the Summer 2012 UFO Club and Congrats! to all of our finishers! I would also like to say a big thank you to everyone who cheered us on. THANKS!!