September 24, 2012 @ 2:00 PM

QuiltFest started off as a local show 25 years ago, and has grown to a regional event with 434 quilts in the competition!
I won't even try to guess how many quilts were actually there, with the guild booths, community service booth, special exibits and vendors. 

One of my former students won an Honorable Mention, which is a real thrill...even though I did not teach her the bargello technique:

I was amazed and happikly surprised to receive a Judge's Recognition award for the large version of my latest pattern, "Sunshine Scrap Baskets":

The baskets are 3-D and can hold a variety of items. In this case, I had a tatted hankie, a red comb, red reading glasses and (most popular) a Kit Kat bar!
Well, in truth, I ate the chocolate and put the wrapper, stuffed with a few layers of batting, in the basket.

And the biggest thrill was seeing seven of my quilts...with their patterns for sale! the Country Crossroads booth!

Shining Sea (small Night version) and Summer Garden

Celtic 1-2-3 and Quirky Bits

As soon as one major ebvent is over, it's time to get back to work on the Next Thing. Cherry-cherry & I have a booth for the October 13 craft sale put on by our guild. I'm making fabric postcards, so perhaps a tutorial could be in the works, too!
And, yes, of course, my ongoing project to get the catalog pages up and running here!

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