Friday, February 22, 2013

QuiltCon, just a little update

Shattered  got an Homourable Mention and a ribbon!!

There is Shattered, hanging in the QuiltCon show. And she won a ribbon - Honourable Mention in the mini quilt Use of Negative Space catagory. They gave out First and Honourable Mention to mini quilts. It is pretty overwhelming to me to receive that ribbon, just having quilts in the show is so cool.

Noise hanging in the show. Pretty overwhelming.

So, full disclosure time. I went to the award ceremony at lunch yesterday and they announced the winners. So the next thing I did was head over to see the quilts for the first time. Did I politely look at all the stunning quilts? Nope, not a chance. I went to see my quilt with its ribbon and photographed it for instagram and flickr and then went to see my other quilt - Noise.  Then I was out of time and had to get back to my workshop with Jacquie Gehring, who is just the best teacher ever. I did look at a few quilts after the workshop but there was just not much time before the exhibit closed.

Tomorrow after I am finished my workshop with Yoshiko Jinzenji at noon, I hope to photograph lots of quilts and share more about them all here after that. Today I spent the day learning to dye fabric with Malka Dabrawsky, who is also a wonderful teacher. And tonight is the 80's dance party. I think it will be fun and it is time to get ready to go.

Oh and Texas is great. Last night at dinner when one of the women commented on the large size of her meal, the cook said, "Well mam'am, this is Texas." Which sort of sums it up. Oh and he said it with that Texas accent that I just love. I do like it here.

Best,

Leanne


42 comments:

  1. Congrats on the ribbon. I'm glad you're having a wonderful time.

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  2. Congrats on the honorable mention and the ribbon! Of course you'd go and look at it- we all want a photo too! Have a wonderful time- its sounds amazing!

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  3. Wow and yay for you!!! What a fab way to celebrate being in Texas - with a BIG ribbon!!!

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  4. That is fantastic Leanne! Well deserved congratulations :o)

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  5. I've been following all the IG pics and saw Shattered with its ribbon! I'm so proud of you! Im glad you are having fun (although was there any question about that?) happy you are enjoying my state, wish I was there... but I'm stuck 4 hours north in Fort Worth.

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  6. yay, yay, yay!!!! Congrats, how totally exciting!!!! Your quilts are beautiful and the ribbon is so well deserved. Have fun at the party!

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  7. Huge congrats, was just reading about it on the MQG site, not at all surprised :o) Enjoy the rest of your trip!

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  8. Congratulations on the ribbon! So very exciting.

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  9. Well deserved, Leanne! I'm so pleased for you. Also a tad envious that you took a class with Yoshiko Jinzenji!

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  10. Congratulations, that's great news.
    Have fun at the party.

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  11. wootwoot! Congratulations! Sounds exactly like what I'd have done, too! I can't wait to see your pictures of some of the other quilts.

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  12. OOh!! I'm so glad you won a ribbon!!

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  13. Very cool!! Congrats on the ribbon - so well deserved! Glad you are enjoying your classes!

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  14. I'm so, so happy for you, Leanne. You absolutely deserve that ribbon. Wish I could be there with you guys!

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  15. So happy for you! I feel like I'm experiencing QuiltCon through all the IG feed photos and reading people's blogs. It sounds like you are having a wonderful time--can't believe you had a class with Yoshiko Jinzenji. Oh, my. Another reason for a little envy (but it is Emerald-Green year, right?)

    Elizabeth E.

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  16. So happy for you Leanne. Your quilts look wonderful!

    My husband loves to go to Texas as he loves steaks and they always say, everything is BIG in Texas!

    Enjoy!

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  17. Fantastic news on the ribbon, well done. Sounds like you're having a great time

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  18. I was so thrilled for you when I saw your Flickr photo with the news. Not surprised though as it is totally deserved. So pleased you are having a great time.

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  19. Congratulations on winning the ribbon! You must be so thrilled. Both your quilts are beautiful.

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  20. Congrats L! So well deserved! Enjoy the rest of the exhibit! Jxo

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  21. WOO HOO! How great is that?!?! I'm so happy for your, Leanne! The ribbon is super cool too...kind of patchworky. Have a great time - we're all so very happy for you.

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  22. Congratulations! *jumping up and down with glee* It sounds like you're having a whale of a time, can't wait to hear/see more about it!

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  23. Yay! Congrats on the ribbon! So lovely to hear you clearly having a brilliant time :-)

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  24. Whoop whoop for Shattered, so exciting for you!

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  25. Congrats on the ribbon and I hope you had fun at the 80's party.

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  26. Congratulations on the ribbon. It s very well deserved. Sounds like you are having a fab time. Di x

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  27. Congratulations. I am glad you are having such a good time and learning a lot too.

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  28. Congratulations!!! (I'm not a bit surprised!!)

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  29. Congratulations Leanne - an honourable mention is an amazing achievement. Have fun at the '80s party and enjoy those large Texan portions!

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  30. Congratulations.....what a wonderful acknowledgement of your work.

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  31. So so so so chuffed to bits for you xxxxx

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  32. If we say "told you so" will you be cross with us. YAYYYYYYYYYY! Well done, and yup - told you you deserved to be there!!! Made up for you.

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  33. Congratulations - enjoy you weekend!

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  34. Once again huge congratulations Leanne. And great to know that you're enjoying Texas so.

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  35. Congrats! I've always loved this quilt and didn't realize just how small it was. Great job! Jealous that you're there.

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  36. Was thrilled to actually see this one at Retreat last year and so deserving of that ribbon Leanne!

    Keep having a good time !

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  37. Congratulations. This is such exciting news. I am so happy for you, got a huge smile on my face, which is about to turn into giggles. YIPPEE

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  38. Congrats!

    Glad you like it here. I missed meeting you, but maybe next time. :) Have a safe trip back.

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  39. Congratulations! What a great achievement. I would have been so excited that I would have run to take a photo too! Hope you get time to see the rest of the display another day.

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  40. It was so great to see you at QuiltCon! Thank you for holding Charlotte while I ate lunch too. I'm glad you had so much time! And thank you for recording all of these quilts for all of us.

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