Saturday, September 21, 2013

Unexpected News

"Congratulations" read the subject line of the email.  This was the day before I was to get up well before dawn cracked to ride a bus to see my two quilts (and many others) that were juried into the Pennsylvania National Quilt Exhibition at the Philadelphia Expo Center.  With the chaos of the summer I almost didn't take the time to enter them but was very pleased when both "Unexpected" and " Barnscape" were accepted.

And now this news: Unexpected had been awarded 2nd Place in the Innovative Category.  I let out a whoop and luckily Terra (the only one home at the time) did not knock the computer off the table in her desire to celebrate with me.

And, of course, since I did board that bus yesterday morning, there are pictures:
The first and second place winners in each category were all grouped together near the entrance. And so here is "Unexpected"--
and here is a picture of Barnscape--it's an unbelievably lousy photo but I was relying for the first time on my smartphone to take photos and learned that it is worth carrying around a camera. I thought I had taken several photos of the quilt but this is the only one I had at the end of the day.  

Barnscape did not show up well against the black curtains.  Oh, well.  . . .

And, if you are still with me, thanks for the company!


Vic said...


Susan said...

That is awesome! Congratulations!

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Wonderful news!!! Congrats :)


Gypsy Quilter said...

Wow, wonderful! Very exciting that so many got to see it and celebrate with you.

quilthexle said...

Congratulations to a well-deserved ribbon ;-)) Glad you got to see your work in that exhibition !!