Saturday, October 18, 2014

Still Beaming


It took four years to completely finish my Roseville Album, but what a thrill it was to receive the ribbon for Best of Show at The Berrien Towne and Country Quilt Guild quilt show today.  Hanging under the big purple ribbon is a second ribbon for Honorable Mention in the Bed Quilt category. 

 One has to drive at least 90 minutes to find Kaffe Fassett fabrics in this part of the Midwest, but my quilt drew so many good questions about the fabric and the designer that I am betting some of the people who attended the show are on line right now seeking patterns and fabric.  Donna Kooistra, an AQS certified quilt appraiser, so admires the fabrics, and she loved the quilting, done by Heather Broehm.  Thank you, Kim, for your beautiful pattern, and thanks to all of you GA subscribers who have been unfailing in your encouragement along the way.

22 comments:

  1. Congratulations Marion! Well done, loved your quilt, it is absolutely gorgeous. And I love your pink corners too. You should be beaming for a long long time with that purple ribbon hanging on the quilt! I enjoy designing quilts and making them, it is the one constant joy day after day and even more joy in finding that others do too, K

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    1. Slow as I was getting to the finish line, it was a pleasure all the way, and now I'm almost finished hand quilting my version of Trees! I can't keep up with all your new patterns, but I own them all and have enough fabric to keep me stitching for years to come. Each new one is such a joyful surprise. I hope our paths cross some day!

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  2. Your quilt is majestic!! You should beam with joy for years to come as that quilt graces your home. It is truly a master piece. Others designed the pattern and fabric but YOU made the quilt!!!! I have pattern and fabric but no quilt (yet).

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  3. Yea! Beautifully done Marion!

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  4. Wow! Congratulations! Your quilt is lovely--your color choices are so pretty! ( And only 4 years is good to me--mine is only half done!) You have every right to be beaming!

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  5. Congratulations! You definitively deserve a ribbon for this quilt. It is so stunning.

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  6. Congratulations ! Such a beautiful quilt.

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  7. Congratulations !!! Your quilt is fantastic.

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  8. Congratulations, it is an amazing effort, and simply gorgeous colour ways.

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  9. Congratulations! Of course a BoS was written all over it, :-)

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  10. congrat! what a beautiful quilt well done, love those pink corners!!!!
    well deserved Best of Show is such an honor in mho.
    I hope this quilt will have a special place to hang in your home
    Kathie

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  11. Congrats on Best of Show. The BT&CG quilt show has an excellent reputation and very talented members. Wish I could have attended. Recently, I have been collecting Kaffe's colorful fabrics for two quilt projects one of which is a Kim Mclean pattern. Your quilt is beautiful.

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    1. Do you live nearby, Jill? Our guild does have many talented members, and excellent workmanship keeps raising the bar for us all. Do start one of Kim's quilts; you will love it!

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  12. well deserved....beautiful...you and kaffe make a good team...LOL

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  13. Hooray! You're an inspiration to us all Marion!

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  14. No one is more thrilled than your long-distance quilting buddy and cheerleader. I'm so happy that this quilt in particular has been recognized as the masterpiece it is! You are an inspiration to many, as you are to me. Stitch on!

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  15. Huge congratulations - first on getting it finished, and then on winning Best of Show. Well Done. I've admired Kim's designs for a few years now, but know they are a huge undertaking so haven't started anything yet. You certainly chose one of the more complex designs, but it looks great and I'm sure you love it too.

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  16. Congratulations Marion. What a wonderful achievement, and the way the years go - so fast, I think you did well to finish it in four years!
    Well done on Best of Show!

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  17. Thanks to everyone for the upbeat comments. To those who haven't yet found the courage to take the first stitch in one of Kim's quilts, I urge you to beginning cutting out pieces NOW! You will soon be smiling from ear to ear.

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  18. I've enjoyed your journey with your quilt, it's stupendous. Huge congratulations to you, it's a masterpiece and thrilling to hear of your win.

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  19. Marion, if you get this message, could you email me about your quilt?
    Janet_treen@hotmail.com

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  20. A huge and heartfelt congratulations to you, Marion!!! What a thrill!!! It is stunning!!!

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