Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Internat'l Quilt Festival--Long Beach

I can't believe it! My quilt actually made it into IQF Long Beach! Even after I was notified that it was accepted, it still was hard to believe until I actually saw it there hanging with all the other quilts in the special exhibit, West Coast Wonders.

I have to give credit where credit is due. I made this quilt in a class I took from Judith Baker-Montano, who is a fantastic crazy quilter. She is such a good teacher, a fun person, and so inspiring.

See, there it is (in photo at right), my little quilt among some of the others in the exhibit. BTW, you may notice how small mine is, compared to the others. Well, I had to add 5" of borders on all four sides to get my quilt up to the minimum size accepted!

And here is the neat little ribbon that I got to wear around the quilt show, saying "See My Work."

A big quilt show like this is just fantastic, seeing all the amazing quilts--so much inspiration! To say nothing of the vendors! Lots of people selling lots of things that are absolutely necessary to quilting! Including shoes and lint removers!

I went to the quilt show with one of my quilting buddies, Carol, who also had a quilt in the show. It's this one at the left, depicting bare trees in a forest fire. (It looks brighter and more orange in real life.) Carol's quilt was in an exhibit called Journal Quilt Project II: Elements--Earth, Water, Air, and Fire.


  1. Congrats!! Looks like a lovely Show- wish I lived much closer!
    Love your wine cork placecard holders too!! Neat idea!

  2. Yes, it really is true! Good job!

  3. Thanks, you guys! It was a real boost to my quilting self-esteem.

  4. I LOVE that piece of yours and I am so happy to see it being shared with the larger quilting world. I am SOOOO proud of you!

  5. Thanks, Harmony! We live in a beautiful place, don't we.