I am so excited! Art In The Redwoods is this weekend (Aug 13-14) and in the quilt division of the art exhibit, I won 1st place and 3rd place. I can hardly believe it!
The first place winner was this Sunbonnet Sue, where she is standing on the bluff top, in a very blustery wind. It is small, about 14" square, and you can read about it in this previous post.
I also entered my relatively new Poppy Quilt. It won 3rd place! I still can't believe it. You can read about it here and here.
My third entry was this Sunbonnet Sue, where I've depicted a naked Sue jumping into the water, near the sign that says "No nude swimming."
This small quilt didn't win a prize, but it won what is called the "Red Dot Award," which means that it sold. (A red dot gets put on the identifying label on the wall next to the artwork.) In fact, both Sunbonnet Sue quilts sold, and that makes me very happy too!
I feel extremely lucky to have won these awards and for selling the two quilts. I remember many years ago hearing Alex Anderson speak about quilt shows and contests. She said that sometimes it is just "your turn" to win an award, and other times it is someone else's turn to win. I guess it was my turn this time.