I made a little something for myself to celebrate the hanging of my show. It's another '3 sheets to the wind' mini quilt. I sent the first one to a quilty friend...this one is going to hang in my laundry room.
I'm still sewing for the show....a few little things to finish.
The hanging of the show was an amazing experience in itself...making decisions about what quilts to include, what goes next to what etc. etc. When it was all said and done the quilts look spectacular....as I've told many of you, high ceilings and great lighting make a huge difference. I was surprised by a lot of things...one..those quilts are big and take up a LOT of space.
I have a final check-in on Tuesday and then the show goes on on Friday. These 3 didn't make it into the show, at least not yet. Separately they didn't have enough visual impact. I have to admit, I don't think about visual impact in a gallery when I make a quilt. There were a few quilts that didn't make it into the show because their features just didn't translate hanging on a wall. I reconfigured these 3 to hang as one piece...I still don't know if they'll make it in, but I do hope so.
The big news of the weekend. We have a winner for the 'wonderland garden' quilt. I got to draw the name and the winner is Shari, from Australia. Shari donated the most and bought the most tickets. It was like it was meant to be. I was so excited to see her name on the ticket. I want to thank all of you who participated and helped out my mom's church. I don't know the total money raised by the quilt, but I was told it should be at least a thousand dollars. That money will help the church do a lot of good work.
Nice thing was...I got to take the quilt home for a couple of days. It was nice to see it again. Now to find a big box and send it on its way. Congratulations Shari!!
As I was walking off the stage, the president of the United Methodist Women whispered in my ear a request for next year's quilt. We shall see.