Sunday, September 30, 2007
I'm a Bad-Ass Quilting Mama!
Life is a long lesson in humility. -James M. Barrie
This quote from Peter Pan's creator is vastly true for most of us. But every once in a while, things happen that tend to validate one's accomplishments, creations, or beliefs. Today, I can tell you about two of those rare moments in life when you feel you must have done something right.
Yesterday, I was thrilled to be awarded a first place ribbon at the Carolina Longarm Association's show in the Heirloom/Wholecloth category. Something "Girly" came through for me again! Something about this quilt seems to appeal to viewers. Perhaps it is the mix of traditional and art techniques, or that it just sparkles and lives up to its name when viewed in a show. This is the same quilt that caused so many problems that I almost withdrew it from its first show in March. I cannot tell you how astonished I was to take first place in this category. Actually, I think Kim Buterbaugh was robbed of her rightful award, since the machine quilting in her Rhapsody in Red quilt far outshine my little production. Rhapsody in Red was the larger of our two raffle quilts, quilted a la Sherry Rogers-Harrison's style of formal feathers. However, the raffle quilts were hung proudly at the front of the show, where hundreds of viewers hopefully purchased tickets to win them. Since the other quilts in the show were hung together in categories, people may have missed the fact that this quilt was also in the category for judging. Anyway, I am so happy to bring home this most unusual ribbon. I will write more about the show tomorrow.
Now, for the other "validation" I mentioned at the beginning of this post. This one is even more gratifying. I just read my son Dave's blog post called My Badass Quilting Mama! Let me just point out that his blog is all about ice hockey, specifically the Carolina Hurricanes. It is often funny, satirical and/or irreverent, and definitely so much more cool than mine. Yet, he keeps a link to my quilting blog on his site! And then I got a lovely tribute from him in his post about my blog. Wuff, my cup runneth over!