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:

Jan said...

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

Patchwork and Play said...

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!

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

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

Jess said...

That is fantastic Leanne! Well deserved congratulations :o)

Beth said...

Yay - congrats!

Ann said...

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.

Svetlana said...

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

Katy Cameron said...

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

Kris said...

Congratulations on the ribbon! So very exciting.

Patti said...

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

Marg said...

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

What Comes Next? said...

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.

Terri said...

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

Debbie said...

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

Heidi Staples said...

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

OPQuilt said...

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.

dutchcomfort said...

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!

Catherine said...

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

Canadian Abroad said...

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.

Elisabeth said...

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

Judith, Belfast said...

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

Cindy said...

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.

Archie the wonder dog said...

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!

Sarah said...

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

Sheila said...

Whoop whoop for Shattered, so exciting for you!

Kelly said...

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

Di said...

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

diane said...

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

Run Quilt Knit Write said...

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

Annabella said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Flying Blind... said...

So so so so chuffed to bits for you xxxxx

Sarah said...

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.

Jennie said...

Congratulations - enjoy you weekend!

tusen said...

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

Anne said...

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

Helen in the UK said...

Huge congrats on your ribbon win :)

Nicky said...

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

Keep having a good time !

Mary Keasler said...

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

Becca said...

Congrats!

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

Sarah said...

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.

Krista said...

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.