Friday, October 02, 2009

Celebration Giveaway

The first day of the quilt show is over and it was a great day! This show is really the best one I have ever seen from a quilt guild, and I'm not just saying that because it's my guild! The wide variety of styles of quilting was amazing, the workmanship (workwomanship?) was outstanding and it was a delightful feast for the eyes! I was so proud of my quilting friends for organizing such an inspiring array of quilts and I am just thrilled to be a part of this creative group of women. It was also great fun to meet a few of my silent but dedicated blog stalkers (who apparently get a little bitter when I go on vacation and don't blog regularly LOL).  If you have time to come by and see the show tomorrow, click here for the guild website and then click "Quilt Show" for the location and hours. I am doing a 'beading on quilts' demo at 1 pm so come on over and say 'hi'.
One of the special displays at this year's show is bra purses. We were challenged to made a purse out of a bra for a fictional character to take to an event. Here is a small sample of the purses...they were spectacular! A dollar will buy you a vote for your favorite purse and all money raised goes to the Breast Cancer Support Program.

You saw me beading my bra purse edging on this post .  And here is the finished product...a handbag for Little Cindy Lou Who to take to Frosh Week! Fun fun fun!




My challenge piece (you can read about it here and here ) won 1st prize for the miniature category, but don't be too excited...there were only 4 entries, which was disappointing for a mini quilt lover like me.  It was hard to see because it is up high, but there it is, with it's new ribbon, which is conveniently colour co-ordinated with the quilt!



To celebrate our successful quilt show I am having a little blog giveaway. Leave a comment (don't email me you blog stalkers!) on this post and I'll enter your name in the draw. I am giving away a little assortment of goodies I picked up at the vendors mall ...adorable titanium thread snippers, Bead Gravy, my favorite Nymo beading thread, and hand dyed thread and fabric from one of my favorite vendors Dye-Versions.

28 comments:

Quilt Rat said...

Congrats on the well deserved win.You know I LOVE that quilt. You have inspired me to try paper piecing

Ruthie said...

congratulations!
Those bra purses are too cute!

swooze said...

Congrats on the win! I have a bra that I was thinking about making a purse out of. May have to look into that again. Yours is very cute.

WoolenSails said...

Your piece is beautiful, congratulations on winning a ribbon. Those bra purses cracked me up, can imagine walking around with that on my shoulder;)

Debbie

Karen said...

I love your challenge piece. The beading the center is a great touch. Congratulations on the the win.

bingo~bonnie said...

Congratulations Kathy on your win! I clicked on the photo to make it larger and was happy that I could read the entry form pinned up beside it - I love reading about "what makes you smile" and that write up alone would have made me cast a vote for you :) :) :)

Thanks for the chance at a great giveaway - you are so generous. Love from Texas! ~bonnie

May Britt said...

congratulations on your beautiful winning. Quilt shows are always so fun to be at.
Please enter me in your giveaway

Maya Madhavan said...

Congratulations! I knew you'd win first place. Yay!! :)
It is very well deserved - first out of 4 or 40 is still the best of the lot!

Kathie said...

congrats on your first place ribbon
I love that!
well yellow/cheddar and reds just make me happy!
I agree quilting makes me smile too!
Kathie

Annie said...

Congrats on the judges noticing your talent!!! Don't you just love quilt shows - never know what you are going to find.

Darlene said...

Congratulations on your win! Way to go, Kathy!

Karen E. said...

Looking forwars to see your winning mini in really "life" today. hope we have time to see your demo. Congratulations on the red ribbon!

Michelle said...

Glad to hear the quilt show is going well. Congratualations on your 1st prize. I wished I lived closer to come see your show. The quilt bras are great!

Quirky said...

Well done! It looks fantastic - I can't believe you managed to do everything so precisely on such a small scale!

free indeed said...

Congrats on your ribbon! I really want to try my hand at something that advanced...seems I should be able to do it and i shouldn't get too discouraged...it's small!

Anita said...

Hi Kathy,
Congratulations on the award for your beautiful flying geese mini quilt! It must have been tricky piecing the 3 rings together.
I look forward to seeing your trunk show at the Waterloo Guild this month!

Marj said...

I haven't tried making a minature yet, but yours is awesome, I can see why it won first place. Please enter me in your giveaway.

Love 2 Quilt said...

Congratulations on your ribbon. I love the beading you did in the center of it.

Ginger Patches said...

Wow that is such a great little quilt!! I think you would have gotten that ribbon no matter what :) And that bra purse is a crack up and very pretty! I need to go back and catch up you have been a busy blogger while I was off being a bad blogger lol!!!

Jean said...

You would've won even if 100 entries, as yours is awesome!!! Sounds like a wonderful show, they are so inspirational!!!

arlette said...

Congrats in your 1st prize, you really deserve it, because the orange quilt is awesome!!!, please count me in your giveaway, I'd love to win them!

Bonnie said...

Great job on the mini. Thanks so much for sharing how you made it too. I think I'm going to have to try something like this too. Hum, isn't one of my guilds doing a food challenge? How could I relate .... and, would love to own your goodies. I've never seen bead gravy and it looks neat! Congrats on the win. Bonnie

call me crazy said...

Congratulations~ I love your mini! Great job! The purse is cute too~ makes me smile! :-)

Melanie said...

Hi Kathy,
I thoroughly enjoyed the RCQG show. I can't get over how creative the Guelph guild is, and how there seems to be a constant challenge for guild members to exercise their creativity.
Wonderful!

Millie said...

Congratulations on the award...and thanks for sharing the good news with a give away!

Judy said...

Your challenge quilt is amazing! Congratulations on your color coordinated ribbon!!! I have yet to enter anything into a quilt show. Maybe someday....

SarahVee said...

Congrats on the ribbon! Great giveaway stuff, too:) Good luck everyone!

Louise M said...

Good day Kathy:

Great Quilt show:) Everything looked great. The bra purses were an excellent idea and the donations going to a great cause:)

Keep up the great work,

May pieces of fabric always be with you, Louise