Friday, March 17, 2006

Chicago entry-
I've been hesitant to post this quilt yet, but I guess it's ok to do so. This quilt was entered in the "think Spring!" competition for the Chicago quilt show coming up. It did get juried into the show.
This was my first time entering a national competition. It's important to me to see how my work stands up against others in the same field. So, my goal was to enter and get into the show. I had no expectations about winning a prize. I am excited to be attending the show. This will be the first time I've gone to a quilt show on this scale. I've only ever seen pictures of quilts at shows either online or in magazines. I want to walk through the show, enjoying the other quilts there, turn a corner and see mine and Bam! Catch my initial reaction to it. Does it belong? Is it just ok or pretty good? I want to see all the vendors and see if there's something wonderful I can't find here locally to use. I want to try some of those quick workshops that are being planned and then, the part that's the scariest, I want to meet some of the people I only know from online.
Of course, I'm still not sure what I'm doing with my kids that weekend, but I plan on biting the bullet and asking for help from some of their friends' parents. That's a first for me too.

3 Comments:

At 4:04 PM, Blogger Diane said...

Congratulations on getting into the show! It's a lovely piece and I bet you'll be delighted to see how great it looks hanging somewhere other than your home! Have a great time at the show.

 
At 5:55 AM, Anonymous Patti Gramza said...

Barb, I was at this show and your quilt was my FAVORITE in the whole show!!! I want to email you personally and expound some, but I have yet to find your email! WHAT a fantastic piece!! Hugs,Patti

 
At 7:45 PM, Blogger Nellie Bass Durand said...

WOW! I especially like the kalaidoscope trees in the background and your waterfalls are exceptional. Thanks for sharing this on your blog. I'm curious as to the size/scale of it.

 

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