Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Oh my!

Cycles 2

At the end of December, I carefully packed Cycles 2 and sent her off to the American Quilter's Society for their show in Phoenix, Arizona which is starting today. It was a total win to be selected to show my quilt at a show where 15,000 people are expected to see it.

Well, it turns out that I get to win again. Cycles 2 has been selected as the first place winner for the Modern Wall Quilts Category, which is the only modern category at the show. I keep looking at their post to make sure I read it right, it is pretty fantastic. I am still absorbing the news - you will know me today, I am the one with the huge smile on her face.


Even better, my talented and inspiring friend Debbie, who blogs at A Quilter's Table, won second place in the same Modern Wall Quilts Category for her wonderful quilt Fissures! It is even sweeter to have such a great and supportive friend win along with me.

I don't recognize the names of the other two winners in the modern category but if you are one of them, please let me know. And I see that overall in the show, 5 Canadians won prizes, which is pretty cool too.

Thank you to the American Quilter's Society and to all of you for inspiring me, encouraging me, and for being such good friends.

Late for work now, but who cares!

Best,

Leanne

89 comments:

  1. haha. Work, what's that?! I better run too, but not before I congratulate you on your awesome win! So proud of you and so thankful for your friendship. Thanks for inspiring and encouraging me and so many others!

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  2. Congratulations Leanne (and Debbie too) rubbing "virtual" elbows with the quilty famous is pretty fun on my end! One day maybe I'll get to see your beauties in person close up like the thousands of people out there.

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  3. Congratulations. It must have been a wonderful surprise to find out you had won and Cycles 2 definitely is amazing.

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  4. Oh fantastic. Well done! Totally deserved too:-)

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  5. Terrific news. I am so thrilled for you.

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  6. how wonderful and well deserved

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  7. That's so fantastic Leanne - congratulations!

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  8. How exciting! It is a fantastic quilt and worthy of the win! Love Fissures, as well. I'm off to read about it right now!

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  9. Oh wooowwwww I totally knew you'd win something!!! Dare I ask what the prize is (other than esteem of course)?

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  10. That's wonderful. Congratulations! You definitely deserve it. Circles is an amazing quilt. And congratulations to Debbie and all the other winners as well.

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  11. Congratulations! It is a fantastic quilt, and a worthy winner, as we say in the UK, I bet you're really chuffed today! :o)

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  12. Congratulations! I'm not at all surprised because that's a really cool quilt!

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  13. Whoo hoo! Great News. Congratulations. I love that quilt.

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  14. Congratulations to you and Debbie, those quilt look wonderful and deserve recognition! Well done!

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  15. Congratulations Leanne! I couldn't be happier for you and Debbie!

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  16. Wow Leanne. Congratulations. I'm so excited for you and it's well deserved. I was supposed to go to PHX this weekend but our grand kids are all sick so we're postponing our visit

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  17. Congratulations! Two well deserved wins!

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  18. Woohoo! BIG CONGRATS! Well done L, so well deserved! You truly are a modern quilter and I'm proud to know you. Jxo

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  19. yay!!! how totally wonderful. Congrats to both you and Debbie!!!! your quilts are beautiful.

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  20. Congratulations! All your "Cycles" experience is starting to pay off, as well as the time spent meticulously matchstick quilting.

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  21. Oh Leanne, congratulations! Very well deserved!!!!

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  22. WOW....congratulations. Well deserved IMHO! x

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  23. Congratulations! Well-deserved!

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  24. Well done Leanne, your modern and distinctive style is becoming noticed, as it should.

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  25. What fantastic news! Congratulations on your brilliant achievement.

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  26. Congratulations! It is a gorgeous quilt, certainly a winner!

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  27. Congrats! Well deserved - your quilt is gorgeous!

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  28. Woo hoo! Congratulations. It was well deserved.

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  29. Hearty congratulations on a well deserved win Leanne. x

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  30. Woo hoo!! That's amazing, Leanne! And most deserved, it really is a work of art.

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  31. Congrats. I always liked your cirles but I prefer the other colorway of yours :-)

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  32. Congratulations! That must be an amazing feeling! The honour is well-deserved. And 5 Canadians...that's pretty cool too.

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  33. Congratulations Leanne! It is well deserved because it's an incredible quilt and a wonderful work of art too! I'm not surprised to see Debbie's quilt in the list of award winners either! Well done to you both!

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  34. Congratulations Leanne! That is awesome :-)

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  35. Oh wow! Congratulations that is fantastic! Well done my friend, and to Debbie too xxx

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  36. Hi!!! Congrats to you and Debbie!!!! Wow I see why you all won!!!! Beautiful quilts!!!!!

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  37. Oh, Leanne - what a wonderful thing!!! So happy for you and for your friend - both quilts are just stunning.

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  38. Well done! Well deserved too :)

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  39. I'm sure that just being accepted into the show was a HUGE thrill and the win is the icing on the cake! Congratulations on the well-deserved win!

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  40. Woohoo, huge congrats, well deserved :o)

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  41. Speechlessly happy for you and Debbie. Absolutely awesome and deserved.

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  42. Congratulations. You deserve it.

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  43. Congratulations Leanne, fantastic news, it's well deserved.

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  44. Woohoo! So well deserved and I am thrilled for you!!

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  45. Remember when you ripped out that one row of stitching? Aren't you so glad that you did!!! Fabulous news...and so well deserved, Leanne. Congratulations!

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  46. I am SEW happy to add my congratulations to everyone elses. Good for you!!!! (Can I have your autograph?) ;~)

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  47. What an amazing, wonderful thing to happen!

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  48. Woo hoooo! Congratulations, Leanne!!

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  49. A worthy winner! I love your Cycles quilt. So glad you won!!

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  50. Congratulations, Leanne! I'm so pleased for you and Debbie. It's so nice when friends can win together.

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  51. Congratulations! That is so awesome and so in your quilt :)

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  52. so very excited for you! your inspiration deserves recognition :)

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  53. Congratulations- it's a beautiful quilt! Very deserved!

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  54. Congratulations! It is a stunning quilt! Bravo!

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  55. Congrats Leanne, totally exciting that Debbie won along with you! What a special feeling that must be.

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  56. So wonderful for you! It's a beautiful quilt and I'm sure there will be tons of people drooling over it.:)

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  57. Fantastic news! Very well deserved, I'm thrilled for you :o)

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  58. This is so wonderful! Congratulations! I loved following along as you made this one and you earned that win!

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  59. This is soooo fabulous, congratulations........I absolutely love this quilt!!!

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  60. Absolutely thrilling news Leanne!!!! Warmest congratulations to you!!!!xox

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  61. Congratulations you deserve it . It's a beautiful quilt !

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  62. Hey, well done you! Well deserved.

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  63. What a great way to start the day. Circles2 is a beautiful quilt. Congratulations!

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  64. Congratulations, Leanne! Your award is well-deserved - that is one fantastic quilt!

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  65. Huge congratulations Leanne, you totally deserve it with that incredible quilt :D xx

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  66. good for you! are you going to see it in person at the show?

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  67. These are both really really beautiful

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  68. Congrats Leanne - it was well deserved!!

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  69. Woo hoo! That's fantastic! Congratulations, Leanne! You go, girl!

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  70. Congratulations and well deserved!!!

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  71. Huge congratulations Leanne, so well deserved

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  72. No big surprise Leanne, your quilt is beautiful! Well done!

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  73. Congratulations, that's fantastic!

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  74. yay - congratulations Leanne - fabulous to win a prize for that amazing quilt and to have it on show !

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  75. Congrats! You deserved the win, your quilt is amazing!

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  76. Well deserved! Congratulations!

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