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Started by Ann/FL. Last reply by Sandy Larkey Jul 16, 2016.
Started by Ann/FL. Last reply by Mary Britton Jun 25, 2016.
Started by Horsefeathers. Last reply by Cat Lady--MO Oct 13, 2014.
Beautiful quilts Lynne.I love the soft gold color of your background fabric in the basket quilt.
Here is the other quilt I picked at the same time as CWChronicles. This was a shop hop quilt. Not sure of the year. I had them custom quilt it, and I love the way it turned out. Quilted in Shipshewana, Ind.
I haven't posted lately,, but I have been lurking in the background. I haven't hand quilted, but I have had some quilts finished by my LAer. This was returned to me in July, along with a smaller one. I only have this picture available on my computer. This is called Civil War Chronicles. All done in Judie Rothermel Civil War prints. A BOM from 2011. Gifting to my son and daughter-in-law next month when we visit with them. 108 inch sq. Baptist Fan quilting.
The next day I was walking up to my quilt & over heard these 2 ladies talking about it. One said to the other that she couldn't understand why it didn't have a ribbon hanging on it. I smiled & told them it was my quilt and thanked them for their kind words. A few months later I saw them at a show in California (they were from Utah) & they both gave me a big hug. That actually meant more to me than getting a ribbon.
Janet, obviously that judge has never seen dried blood on fabric, or she'd have known it comes out a brownish/rusty red--not bright red. And she had no business disqualifying it in the first place. She may not have had to give it a placing, but she should not have been allowed to disqualify it, unless she disqualified it for breaking the rules, such as A. you didn't do the work, B. you weren't eligible because you lived out of the region, C. you deliberately entered it in the wrong class, i.e. 2-person quilt when it should have been "commercially quilted."
I never heard whether Orlando was in the mandatory evacuation area or not, but if it was, that national chain CEO should be , at the very least, required to go stay in one of the flooded houses.
I agree handstitcher.
Sandy, one thing I have learned about judged quilt shows is that you just never know what the judges are going to like & not like. I always figure I make my quilts for my enjoyment & if someone else has a problem with them, that is on them. I have had some critiques that I really learned from & others that I tossed in to the nearest trash can. The worst experience was when a judge disqualified a quilt that took me 14 months to hand quilt & was made out of house blocks my friends in Austin TX made for me as a going away gift when I moved to Las Vegas in 1994. One of my friends had put embroidered door bells and flowers on the 2 blocks she made for me and the judge said the red embroidery floss was dried blood. I don't know how many of you have ever seen dried blood that was bright red & looked like a doorbell, but I never have.
Katherine, I can understand people having to be there if it is their job, but other people can really put the 1st responders' lives in jeopardy by staying. From what I understand, FL has never had a hurricane do so much damage to the entire state so I think some people just figured the media was blowing things out of proportion. Plus it doesn't help when you have someone like Rush Limbaugh saying things like that on his radio show. Of course, he evacuated, but I wonder how many people listened to him that didn't. Personally, I think when someone like him makes blanket statements that cause people to put their own lives in danger they should be held liable if someone does get hurt or dies, but I know that will never happen.
Janet, my husband's brother chose to drove back to Florida. It was his home and he was going to be there. My daughter works for Polk County and had to work on Friday, plus be on call. Disaster response is in her job description. She ended up hunkering down her home with her dog. She was going to her uncle's until Irma switched paths again. The block homes are safer. It was just a crazy storm. Everyone is fine and minor damage.
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