Thursday, June 26, 2008

Beribboned

So, I've been holding back on you. I'm pleased to report that my entry for this year's Canadian Quilters Association National Juried Show received a Judge's Choice Award.

I finished the quilt in time for the February deadline, bit my nails hoping to get in, and got word of my acceptance the following month. I shipped it out to St. Johns, Newfoundland for the show, and a couple days after the show opened, received an e-mail from the president of the CQA about the Judge's Choice Award.

I was giddy for days.

The quilt is called "Downriver Industrial," measures about 31" x 66", and is fused, painted, machine-pieced and machine-quilted.

Check out the saucer-sized ribbon! And No, I didn't wear it out in public. :-)

7 comments:

Natalie said...

This quilt is incredible! I would love to know what your reasoning/idea process was to create such a piece. Congrats, congrats! I can't say it enough. Completely inspiring.

And the celeb pic to boot! Too much!

Karyn said...

There was never a doubt in my mind that you wouldn't get recognition for that quilt. It is so incredibly special.

Alessandra White said...

I told you so! Great job, as usual!

Marnie said...

dude, did you put that paper behind the ribbon so that it wouldn't look like you'd won a ribbon for your bosom? hee hee.....

Johanna Masko said...

Why yes, Marnie, that is exactly why the paper behind the ribbon! I didn't want a "hey, look at my... bosom!" This is not that sort of blog!! :-)

Michelle said...

I'm so thrilled that you were recognized for this particular piece, which, in my opinion, demonstrates your incredible talent more than anything you have created so far . . . no pressure for next year! And I'm so relieved that I can go ahead and renew my CQA membership;-)

Johanna Masko said...

Thanks to all for the kudos!!