Ribbons!!!

Quilters by the Sea Guild had their annual quilt show this weekend.  I entered 2 wall hangings with an ocean theme.  These two quilts were hanging in the Fort Fisher aquarium show for a few months earlier this spring.  Mary and I went to the reception on Thursday night to view the quilts and see the winning quilts.  Very inspiring to see the beautiful quilts.  I need to finish some more UFO’s so I can enter more quilts next year. It was the first time I entered quilts in a show.  I was very excited to see that both of my quilts won ribbons – 2nd and 3rd place.  My boss won a Judge’s Choice ribbon for her owl quilt.  Another friend from the shop won several ribbons for her quilts.  It was a fun evening with refreshments – yum!

“Under the Caribbean Sea”

“Out to Sea”

“Under the Caribbean Sea” – I painted the ocean scene using fabric dyes and resist on silk fabric.  Then I quilted the scene.  I learned this painting technique from a workshop from Deborah Younglao.  Check out her website to see her beautiful tropical inspired quilts.

“Out to Sea” – This quilt was done with machine applique and piecing.  I chose fabrics so that I could show the turtle heading to the ocean after hatching in the dunes.  One night about 15 years ago, I was able to watch about 120 loggerhead turtles hatch from their nest and make their way to the ocean.  It was truly an amazing sight.

Donna

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One thought on “Ribbons!!!

  1. Congratulations, the quilts are fantastic !! I loved them before they went in the show and good for the judges for thinking the same !!

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