Monday, January 17, 2011

Timing is everything

We didn't make it to the Oklahoma City Winter Quilt Show and I'm really sorry we didn't because my quilt Indian Summer won Best of Show!  My friend Carol was there appraising quilts and she called to tell me I had won.  I think I probably squealed rather loudly in her ear - I hope she has recovered, but it was very exciting.  Lynn and Ron took a picture for me.

I was home learning how to time my longarm machine.  Peter was the one actually doing the work and it was a learning experience!  It is one of those jobs that really needs sharp young eyes (we used lots of extra lights and magnification for our blurry old eyes).

I have stacks of quilts waiting for me to get to them so I will be staying busy.  The snow is finally melting, just in time for the next round of storms.  I had to cancel both of our Prairie Quilt Guild meetings last week - I was hoping I wouldn't be faced with that decision.  It was snowy and very cold, so it seemed to be the best thing to do.

It's cold and snowy and really that is the best excuse to stay inside and quilt.  Not that I need an excuse!


  1. Wow, what a beautiful quilt. I can see, even from just the few inches showing of your stitching, why it won Best of Show. Congratulations. Jan, you are amazing.

  2. A well deserved congratulations from one of your biggest!!!!

  3. Wow! Congratulations, Jan, on a much deserved Best in Show! That is a gorgeous quilt!!

  4. Congratulations! You are my hero!