Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Quilt Show Results
Whew, our annual quilt show is over. It is such a tremendous amount of work but so worth the effort.
The place was like a beehive, I believe the best show we've had, the walls of the auditorium were awash with color, the glorious melodies of the Potluck in The Basement Singers floated throughout the building while folks enjoyed Strawberry Shortcake.
Viewers Choice awards were presented, I tied for first place with Barb O'Brien.
My Daisies in the cabin took second place, and my younger sister tied for third place with Josie.
The scissor sharpener fellow was very busy! A first time for him to attend.
Here is a picture of the my first place entry, TITLE: “Tancho, Keeper of Fidelity”
QUILT MEMBER: Rhoda Forbes
SIZE: Wall hanging
PATTERN: Designed by Rhoda Forbes
METHOD: Raw edge appliqué, thread painting, machine quilted. The appliqué pieces are all made from my hand painted fabric. The background is 100% cotton commercial fabric.
STORY: Tancho is the Japanese name for the Red Crested Crane. I have always thought they are the most graceful birds. A pair of cranes mate for life, only when one mate dies do they seek out another. Thus the title ‘keeper of fidelity’. The chrysanthemums, apple blossoms and bamboo seem a fitting setting for this crane. It is all alone, perhaps it’s mate has died and it is seeking a new mate , or perhaps it is reflecting on the wonder of the passing of it’s lifelong mate?