Monday, September 14, 2009

Wisconsin Quilt Expo

I just returned from the regional quilt show in Madison WI. It is sponsored by Nancys Notions and Wisconsin Public Television. I entered a quilt for the first time after attending it the last two yrs. Iwas thrilled to have been juried into this show and not at all sad/mad I did not receive a ribbon. As my quilting friend, Jeanne P. from Kaukauna WI, calls the judging a "crap shoot". This is a great philosphy to take or you would made yourself crazy. I used a pattern from a book called "StrataVarious Quilts" for the background. I used 48 rainbow colored batiks. They are strip pieced and then cut into squares on point in various sizes and sewn back together. Then I drew a picture of the woman and raw edge fused appliqued it to the quilt. I went crazy with embellishing from beads to an electrical cord to felt to tulle. This quilt wil be exhibited at the AQS IOWA Show late October.


  1. First of all, I'm jealous. I want to make quilts, and I have 3 sewing machines and an embroidery machine, but I'm stuck. I just can't seem to move forward with a quilt. Second, I think your quilt is AWESOME. You have such a good eye for color AND design. If this quilt DIDN'T win a ribbon, then what the heck DID? Keep up the fabulous work. Those crap shoot judges have their heads screwed on backwards!

  2. Thank you for the nice feedback. The judging is a total crap shoot. When i received the critique back, the judges said 4 nice things and no bad things but I didn't get a ribbon. I have sent this quilt to the AQS show in IOWA later this month to see if it is judged any differently. My adult daughter says it the best "Mom, they just didn't get your vision!!" Take care!! Laurie