Great big smiles!!

It just doesn’t get any better than this!!  June and I collaborated on this show stopper and we are proud to announce that it won Best of Show Bed Quilt in the Cobblestone Quilters Guild A Celebration of Quilts 2012.

The quilt is named Southern Comforts and it is from the book Southern Album by Diane Frankenberger of People, Places and Quilts and Kristin Steiner.  We originally made it for our show opportunity quilt but decided to enter it in the show just to see how it would do.  Boy were we surprised and delighted!!

But yes, we had to watch it being given away and again we were delighted that the winning ticket belonged to a fellow guild member and good friend.

Even more delightful, the Charleston Museum’s curator expressed an interest in attaining the quilt for the museum’s collection.  WOW!

I had other quilts of my own in the show and other quilts that I had quilted for customers.  Did very well and have a number of ribbons.  But I was so busy working at the show that I never had a chance to take pictures.  We did have a photographer take pics of every quilt so when the CD comes out I’ll have more to share.

I’m pretty sure I’ll be floating on air for a few more weeks.

And I want to thank June for giving me such a beautiful and excellently done quilt top to work with.  She is a talented piecer and appliquer and we make a great team!

The beautiful ribbons were made by Sheila.  We always have hand made ribbons – different each show – and they are much coveted.



3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Susan O'Donnell Morris
    Mar 06, 2012 @ 11:16:59

    SSSSOOOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!! Who won it?


  2. alicelynnz
    Mar 06, 2012 @ 22:11:22

    It was a superb quilt. And most certainly museum quality! I’m so glad I got to see it and all the beautiful quilts in person. Also very much enjoyed visiting with friends!


  3. Judy from Boiling Springs
    Mar 07, 2012 @ 12:41:17

    Congratulations, Karen. I am not surprised by your win. You are an excellent quilter. I wish I could have seen it in person.


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