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As I have been boring you all this month with my entries at a local quilt show, I thought I'd just give you a brief note on the results.

The show was wonderful -- so much talent in the neighborhood!  There were more than 200 entries and the big barn of a building at the fairgrounds was filled to overflowing.  I have never seen so many really excellent quilts in this show!

The competition was stiff, and I was fortunate to get a First Place for Cranberry Bear! (see my post "Quilt Show Entry #5" on April 5th).  None of the other quilts placed, but I'm happy!  I got many nice comments from others on Bear and the mystery quilt, Triassic Terrazzo Tiles".  "African Jewels" also received its share of compliments.  

Well, onward and upward.  I have an idea for a spectacular polar bear for next time, and many UFO's await my attention!  I have begun work on a quilt I call "Three Whales for Kaktovik", which I will give to DS to hang in the school library, if he so wishes.  He'll be visiting this summer -- going from -30 in the arctic to the 90's and above will be an experience for him.  Even though he was born here, he hasn't been here for more than three years!

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Comment by Donna Sykes on April 28, 2015 at 5:40pm

Congratulations on your win. Getting all those quilts quilted and bound was a feat to be proud of, too. Your work is beautiful!

Comment by Barb/WI on April 27, 2015 at 5:18pm

Congratulations on that 1st place finish!  You earned it, for sure.  All of your entries were so good.

You must be beside yourself with the excitement of having your son come home this summer.  I'm sure he will be proud to take one of your quilts back with him (even if he pretends to be a little blasé)!

Comment by LKC on April 27, 2015 at 4:45pm

Love the bear, so happy you placed first.

Comment by Peggy Stuart on April 27, 2015 at 3:08pm
What great news! How wonderful to have DS visit! Our kids and grands are coming end of July for a family reunion in honor of our 50th anniversary coming up in September.
Comment by Amanda Best on April 27, 2015 at 2:39pm

Hooray for you! All of your entries were fabulous, and the Cranberry Bear is wonderful. Awesome work!

Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on April 27, 2015 at 1:49pm

Congratulations!  I would be thrilled, too, in competition with that many entries!  Sounds like a great show.  I can hear the excitement in your voice over the show, the honor, and the anticipation for future projects.  I'm glad you were pleased with the judging overall.  How wonderful to have been there.  

It will be fun to have DS home for a visit.  It will be interesting to hear what he thinks is the same and what changes he's noticed after being away for that length of time.  

We were working cattle today and the veterinarian said his son was managing a golf course in Alaska.  My husband chuckled and asked what they did the other 9 months of the year...  ;o)

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton on April 27, 2015 at 12:44pm

Well, Pam, DS is a little blase about my quilts after all these years, but I hope he will like Three Whales enough to hang it!  Thanks for your compliments!  The judges made all the right choices.  There was an  outstanding Southwest large applique quilt that knocked my socks off!

Comment by Pam/NY on April 27, 2015 at 12:01pm

Great win...I think the judges should take another look at the others! lol You must be so excited to have your son coming home for a visit. He should have lots of stories to tell. He should be thrilled to have one of your masterpieces to hang!

Comment by Joanna liguz on April 27, 2015 at 11:38am

I just knew you would get 1st place with your Bear..!!! YAY!!!....Well done!

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