Sunday, September 11, 2011

First Place!

Last Saturday I entered the Half Square Triangle quilt in the New Mexico State fair.  Today we went to go see it  (and some of the other fair stuff) and found out it was not only hanging (rather than folded in a glass cabinet), but it was hanging on the second row of quilts and had a First Place blue ribbon on it!

What an honor!

Now, I'm not one to get overwhelmed with emotion, but I'm pregnant and was shocked it got first, and ended up crying I was so excited and happy!  :-)  My toddler wasn't thrilled with being stuck in a stroller looking at blankets, so we walked through the rest of the quilts quickly.  Then I started talking with some of the older woman that work in the quilt area (while Matt wondered with Arden).  They said my quilt was one of only two grey quilts entered this year, and this was the first year any grey quilts were entered.  Then they introduced me to a woman with the quilting group that was also today, and I talked with her for a while.  It was so nice chatting with other quilters and being praised for my quilt!

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