I just remembered to flip the page on my Curated Quilts calendar and there’s my quilt! So cool to see it there!
Oh happy day! I am so pleased to have my quilt, Las Ventanas, in the new 2019 Curated Quilts calendar. This lovely calendar is printed on the same matte finish paper as the CQ magazine and is constructed in such a way that the quilt photos can later be cut out and framed if desired. See more calendar quilts or purchase one here: Curated Quilts Magazine.
My copies have finally arrived and I’d like to giveaway two of them to two lucky winners. If you would like to be in on the giveaway, please comment once below and tell me what is your favorite item in either of my shops. The giveaway is open to US destinations only. Feel free to let your friends know about the giveaway. Comments close on Thursday at 5 pm (Pacific time). I will be choosing two names from the hat on Thursday night so I can ship on Friday. I will be going on vacation next week, so final shop orders will also go out on Friday. Thanks and good luck!
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It's been a good month for getting my work out there in the wider world. Las Ventanas is in the newest issue (#2) of Curated Quilts, the Log Cabin issue. I was quite surprised when I got the request for it to be in the magazine. It's an older quilt, and though it has had its fair share of fame, I wouldn't have expected anyone to keep it on their radar. Anyway, I'm pleased it's included in this wonderful new magazine. If you haven't seen it yet, it's a lovely ad free periodical with great inspiration for modern quilters. You can read up on the making of Las Ventanas here and here. Thank you to the editors for including me!
In other news, Minimal Purple has also had a revival by being published on the Craft Industry Alliance blog. It's in an article about the new Pantone Color of the Year- Ultra Violet. I guess that one was a few years ahead of its time. Thanks go to Andrea Tsang Jackson for remembering my quilt and requesting to include it!
Las Ventanas got home a few days ago with a beautiful ribbon and a glass vase etched with all the pertinent information. I didn't go through the paperwork until today and I discovered the judges' comments. Just thought I'd make a note of them here as compared to the comments from 2015 QuiltCon.
- fabrics are very interesting
- good use of color
- good exploration of a theme
- quilting design is effective
- thread color is distracting
2016 AQS QuiltWeek Paducah:
- best features: color of negative space and use of variegated thread, vertical stitching
- areas to improve: none
You'll notice the two phrases I highlighted contradict each other. This is a great example of how judges' comments are objective. If you have entered a show and got a discouraging comment, don't take it to heart, especially if you don't agree with their assessment. Enter the quilt in another show and see what they say. If you haven't entered a show yet, what are you waiting for!
Excellent news about Las Ventanas! It won First Place in the First Entry in Paducah category at AQS Paducah, Kentucky this week. What an honor and a thrill. I am just so surprised. I think this must be a difficult category to judge since the styles of quilts are so variable. If you want to see the other winners in the category, you can watch the YouTube video of the awards ceremony, just skip to 54:00 minutes. I just entered this one on a whim, but I am so happy I did!