Anyways I did get my needlecases ready for the show and managed to sell a fair number and a table runner but not my large twin red/white/black quilt nor my coffee sleeves. Neither did I win any prizes for my two wall hangings but it was AWESOME to hear the positive comments from the public while walking around myself. I just checked my critique and both earned 84 points and most of the comments were positive and a couple of suggestions that might have garnered me more points. I'm happy with them.
|Ode to Tommy T - retirement gift|
|Sandy Hook Evening - Jan's retirement gift|
|niece Pat and mom Sylvia (my sister)|
|Elaine Quehl's hostas|
|Elaine Quehl's poppies|
I can tell you it was quite exciting and even shocking for me to see the play on the bids for the Challenge Quilts (a fund raiser for the Laura Milner White Project) especially on my own Prairie Scape. This was my first attempt at a torn fabric strips landscape and with many trials and one restart I was very tempted to just garbage the project - but family and friends told me to just hang in there - someone will think it's awesome! Well I did finally solve my problem and the end result turned out better than I thought. I can tell you I was ecstatic when the bid hit $60, then $100 I was tickled pink, then $120 - WOW!!! and finally ended at $150 and I was in AWE and so happy!!! I was even lucky to be present when the highest bidder stepped forward to pay and take home her prize - I asked for a picture and here it is.
Sunday was a very busy day with the various draws before the end of another wonderful quilt show and conference. Finally it was time for the Quilt Raffle Draw - the committee I had stepped forward to help with.
|Marion J highest bidder for my|
Prairie Scape torn fabric strip hanger
in memory of Heather Lair's fabric creativity
|Thank you speech - short n sweet|
|Helen, MPQ President, making the draw|
|And the "winner" is . . .|
|Doreen S - MPQ member - she was surprised!|