Tuesday, September 2, 2008

BIG, BIG, REALLY BIG NEWS!

Oh my gosh, I'm so excited.........I got the big envelope from AQS today saying that our guild's birthday quilt has been accepted in the Des Moines show.

The story behind the quilt:
To celebrate Common Threads Quilt Guild's 10th anniversary we had a block challenge. 5 different celebration fabrics were purchased and members could choose one to use to make their block. At a guild meeting a couple months later, all the blocks were hung and we voted on a winner for each fabric. All except the winning blocks were used to make charity quilts. The winning blocks, made by Gloria Klutzke, Mary Bunte, Cathy Campbell, Lisa Geisler and myself were used to make this celebration clown quilt.
I didn't help much with the assembly of the quilt, that was done by Sue Goecker, Sue Blake and Joan Fulton. But, I did make the spirals and offered some design advice! Joan did the quilting on her Gammill and it is just as cute as can be.

Driving back from Paducah this year, Joan and I decided that we would enter the quilt in the AQS show in Des Moines. So, when I got my new photography stand, we met at Joan's house to take some photos and have a glass of wine to celebrate. I sent in the photos along with the entry form and we waited.

Now we need to get together to plan our trip to Des Moines in October, and have another glass of wine, I'm sure.

8 comments:

Deb said...

Congratulations Ruthie!! That is big news. What a cute quilt!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! Will you be able to go to the show?

JudyL said...

Oops . . that was me. I'm not really anonymous. Sorry

Mary ann said...

Congratulations! It's a really great quilt. I'd like to go to Des Moines, but it's the same week end as our guild's show. Rats.

qltnbe said...

Ruthie, that quilt is adorable. I am so excited for you gals. Congratulations.

Elaine Adair said...

Oh happy day! Congrats - just getting THIS far is worthy of celebration!

Mar said...

Congratulations, it's an adorable quilt! I can't think of a better reason to have a glass or two!!

Ginger Patches said...

Wow, that's awesome...how exciting!! The quilt is absolutely adorable--I love it!!