If you've read my blog before you will have read about some of the things that I do as a member of Woman's Club. At our February meeting we have an Arts and Crafts competition with members displaying their talent in many different fields. If you do just about any kind of art or craft there is a place for you, from photography, painting, jewelry, stationery, basketry, all kinds of sewing, etc., etc., etc. If you win a blue ribbon at the local level, it goes on to District, which is what we had today.
I had four blue ribbon items go on to District, two photographs, a silk evening bag and this quilt, City Lights. Again, if you read my blog, you've seen it before. It was made for my quilt group's Gray Plus One challenge. Well, today I got a third for one of the photographs, a first for the evening bag and a first for my quilt. I was very pleased, so you can imagine my great surprise when they later announced Best of Show and it was for my quilt!
There was beautiful work there today in many, many categories. I found out later from a Judge's Clerk that there were four items in the running......an exquisite First Communion dress with lovey lace and hand beading, an amulet with tiny, tiny counted cross stitch, a beautiful Nantucket basket, and my quilt. Apparently they were impressed with the fact that it was an original design using all my hand dyed fabrics, the use of metallic thread for the quilting, the tiny sizes of the pieces and good stitching. I also should tell you that my quilt was right under a spotlight, so that the metallic thread really sparkled. What can I say.......I'm a happy quilter!