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:

Debbie said...

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!

capitolaquilter said...

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.

Sarah Lou said...

Congratulations!

Sheryl said...

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

Catherine said...

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

Mary Keasler said...

Terrific news. I am so thrilled for you.

Melissa @ Missouri Mel said...

Super! Well done! :)

Katie said...

how wonderful and well deserved

Nicole Hannah said...

That's so fantastic Leanne - congratulations!

Taya@TypeB said...

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!

pennydog said...

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

applepiepatchwork said...

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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heart of charnwood said...

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

Sarah @ sarahquilts.com said...

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

JaneB said...

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

Sandra @SewofCourse said...

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

Marci Girl said...

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

diane said...

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

Kate said...

Congratulations! Two well deserved wins!

Judith, Belfast said...

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

Svetlana said...

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

Afton Warrick said...

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

Katherine said...

Congratulations, Leanne!

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

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

Tina Short said...

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

Jennie said...

Congratulations! Well-deserved!

Sheila said...

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

Sharon Siacci said...

What fantastic news! Congratulations on your brilliant achievement.

Henry's Shed said...

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

jednoiglec said...

Congrats! Well deserved - your quilt is gorgeous!

Amy Friend said...

Woo hoo! Congratulations. It was well deserved.

Cheryl said...

great news! congrats!!

Jenny-Narcoleptic in a cupboards mum said...

Hearty congratulations on a well deserved win Leanne. x

Lynz said...

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

Vera said...

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

Leanne Parsons said...

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

Little Island Quilting said...

Woot woot. Well done:-)

Patchwork and Play said...

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!

tusen said...

Woo hoo! Big congratulations!

Jenny said...

WOW! Excellent!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Congratulations Leanne! That is awesome :-)

Flying Blind... said...

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

carla said...

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

Betty said...

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

Jo Jo said...

Well done! Well deserved too :)

Karen H said...

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!

Katy Cameron said...

Woohoo, huge congrats, well deserved :o)

Canadian Abroad said...

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

Tamie said...

Congratulations. You deserve it.

Marg said...

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

Sarah said...

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

Carla said...

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!

elle said...

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

Jane said...

What an amazing, wonderful thing to happen!

felicity said...

Woo hoooo! Congratulations, Leanne!!

Gertie Pye said...

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

Patti said...

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

Cathy said...

YAY!!!! congratulations!

AmandaK@whatthebobbin said...

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

Lori Landenburger said...

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

S Staum said...

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

Dominique said...

Congratulations! It is a stunning quilt! Bravo!

A Quilter's Mission said...

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

audrey said...

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

Jess @ The Elven Garden said...

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

Julie said...

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

MariQuilts said...

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

Poppyprint said...

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

Hilary said...

Congratulations!!!

Charlotte said...

wahoooooo! Well deserved!

Laurelle said...

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

DeborahGun said...

many congratulations :-)

Dianne Neale said...

Hey, well done you! Well deserved.

Sew HappyNess said...

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

Esch House Quilts said...

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

myBearpaw said...

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

Brenda said...

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

Judy said...

These are both really really beautiful

Archie the wonder dog said...

Congratulations!

Kelly said...

Congrats Leanne - it was well deserved!!

M-R Charbonneau said...

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

What Comes Next? said...

how wonderful! Congratulations!

Audrey Matlock said...

Congratulations and well deserved!!!

Catherine said...

Huge congratulations Leanne, so well deserved

the running hare said...

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

PT in SC said...

Congratulations, that's fantastic!

leanne said...

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

Cheryl said...

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

Mary Menzer said...

Well deserved! Congratulations!