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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Wait I Can Explain!

My Summer Fun list is borderline insanity...

(no idea where this photo came from but it might be fun option...
instead of  making the entire quilt)

but I can explain!
I have some really fun news and it has me thinking in a whole different direction!

A few weeks ago a friend of mine and a member of my local quilt guild
stopped by and wanted to inform me that I had been nominated for 
Featured Quilter at the guilds' next quilt show.
I told her that was so nice! What a sweet honor. 
And thank you for the nomination... sorry I didn't get it.
But... she said "you DID get it"!!!
I was so excited to hear that.
Amazed in fact.
Then I started thinking..
What do I have to put in the show?
Will it be good enough?
Something old?
Something new?
That's when the lists started.
I went through a mental inventory of my quilts...

what one's could possibly be show worthy.

And then there are all the one's I have been wanting to make.

So far this year I have not been very productive.
So that brings me to Summer Fun.
An opportunity to shift into high gear and start 
putting a show together! 
I did have an exhibit of my quilts once...
in the Wawona Library at Yosemite National Park.
It was really fun. I even gave a lecture.
And I lived through it!.
So, I know I don't have to stress... but I still want it to be nice.
Thus... a long list of quilts to make!
And quilts that need to be quilted!!!
Fortunately, the show is next May.

23 friends stopped by to chat:

Jen said...

Congrats, and what a great excuse for making more! :)

LesQuilts said...

But I think they would be very interested in the quilts you've made in the past too!
In our guild, it is all about the quilts you'e made or designed, techniques, mentoring and your teaching you've done!
It will all be good!
Take care, Leslie

Stitched With Prayer said...

Congratulations !!! I'm certain most any of your wonderful quilts will be show worthy, no doubt about it!!! Big Hugs...

Cheryl said...

A big WOOHOO to you!!! You have made tons of beauties to share and adding some new ones would be fun too!!!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

That is wonderful! Congratulations! And now I do understand the um... insanity? LOL ;-) I would love to be able to attend your show~ all your quilts are fabulous!

Brandie said...

What a Wonderful honor! Don't make yourself crazy, just enjoy it. Congratulations!

Lesley said...

I'd say just your Schnibbles would fill the May will give you lots of time...and we in blog land will get to see them and appreciate your creations before hand...right? Enjoy the process and congratulations!

Sue said...

Congratulations !!

All of your quilts are amazing and would be just wonderful for the quilt show ! Oh how I would love to attend your quilt show :-D

Jocelyn said...

whoo-hoo!!! Congratulations!!! You go girl! I know you will do a great job.

Carrie P. said...

congrats! time to get busy!

Darlene said...

What a terrific honor! applause, applause!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Congratulations - your show will be fabulous!

Carol said...

That's pretty cool Sinta.

Carol said...

YIPPEE! Your show will be amazing! Enjoy you Summer Fun sewing!

Helen said...

Congratulations! I think the key thing you should do is relax and have fun with your summer list, even if it is a bit insane. : )

I think it would be fun to have some old and new quilts. You've got lots of great quilts to share.

Unknown said...

congratulations! Pick the quilts you really like and a few which have really taught or challenged you!

Sandy F said...

congratulations! That is exciting. I would say some older ones and some new ones would be a fantastic show. You do great work.

PamKittyMorning said...


Mary said...

Congratulations! Since all of your quilts are beautiful, there's no doubt the show absolutely 'will be nice'!!! I hope you'll get pictures of all your quilts in the show to share with us.

Dandelion Quilts said... cool.

Kim said...

Congratulations! Make sure you remind us when the quilt show is as it gets closer. I know you already have a lot of wonderful quilts to show, but I'll look forward to seeing what else you come up with this year.

Carrie said...

Congratulations! Your news is awesome! Amazing! Exciting! Deserved!


Seriously. If you don't, you're toast. Just saying... :)

sandra said...

Congratulations, an honor well deserved. All of your quilts are beautiful. Do you have to make all new ones for the show. I can't wait to see what you decide on. Blessings sandra