Monday, July 30, 2012

GAAQG Show....

Saturday morning DH and I went to the quilt show in Ann Arbor Michigan.
...one ribbon is awarded for 'Viewers Choice"...

I had originally entered one quilt...it was a UFO. 
I thought it was about 4 years ago but it is more like 7 years ago I started the log cabin blocks.
I knew if I had a dead line I would get it finished and I did!!


About 2 weeks ago I was asked if I had another quilt I could enter.
They were short about 10 quilts....I had just finished Up Up and Away
but it needed a hanging sleeve and a label. 
It was a quilt pattern I had tested for Amanda Jean (Crazymomquilts)
for her new book Sunday Morning Quilts
The fabric I used was Lily and Will II by Bunny Hill Designs 
You can read about my quilt HERE.
and then they said they could use another quilt, a small one.
So I added a hanging sleeve and label to 
my twisted log cabin using Sherbet Pips fabric by Aneela Hoey.
Twisted Log Cabin
 I ended up with 3 quilts hanging in the show...

Then another crisis...
three quilts are given away each year to raise money for SafeHouse...
and 2 of the 3 fundraiser quilts had gone astray so to speak.
Hopefully they will be found and can be used for next year's fundraiser quilts.
They are bed size quilts and I was able to came up with one
 that I had made about 6 years ago.
It was quilted and bound so I just had to add a hanging sleeve and a label.
DONE and out the door Friday morning!!
The three donated quilts will help raise a lot of money for a good cause!!!

I guess I should have pressed it or steamed it to 
 make the 6 year fold disappear...it really didn't look that bad hanging at the show...

More pictures to follow of some pretty amazing quilts, but before that
I have to get sewing on my 'Think Christmas' blocks.
There are so many I want to make and I just know I won't get them all finished.
I'm running out of the midnight oil, anybody got some or 
I could use one of those 36 hour days I've been looking for...looking forever for!!
If you found one please, please send one my way, just one will do...
...I'm getting desperate!!

hugs and happy stitching





13 comments:

beaquilter said...

great quilts, so when will you know if you won a ribbon?

Nicole said...

The purple one turned out wonderful. So glad you got it done.

Linda said...

Beautiful quilts. Thank you for sharing your quilts..

krislovesfabric said...

McD's new choc chip frappe gives an energy boost and a choc fix too, works for me, lol! Beautiful quilts, look like ribbon winners to me!

Lisa said...

Lovely quilts, you are very generous!

Linda said...

I love all of your quilts! They're beautiful!!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I just love that quilt you did for AmandaJean...such a pretty quilt. I don't know how you get all that you do...done. Do you sleep? :) blessings, marlene

Mama Spark said...

You always pull it out at the end don't you? The quilts look great!

suemac said...

Wow. You really came through for the show.

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

If you find anyone with the key to those 36 hours day pleas let me know cause I could sure use one to!! Loved all your quilts they are beautiful!! Can't wait to see your Christmas blocks!!

Karen said...

How did one planned quilt turn into four??? Gosh, that's a lot of work for you! I thnk you deserve a 24 hour sleep after all that.
Apart from all that, your quilts look wonderful. I am so pleased the log cabin turned out so well.
Good luck!

Allie said...

You are AMAZING, lol! That log cabin quilt is stunning. Great job, hon!

Barbara Kibler said...

Your quilts are beautiful Pauline...I voted for the purple one...hope you won!

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