Sunday, January 30, 2011

Prizes!

You remember my quilt, Orion Odyssey? I made it to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Naval aviation. It's part of the Thread Tails and Vapor Trails exhibit that is traveling all around the country this year. In fact, I won an Honorable Mention in the applique category.

Imagine my extreme delight when two boxes of prizes arrived in the mail! Check this out!
A box of 100 fat quarters from Robert Kaufmann's line of Kona cotton basics -- all folded and stacked and packaged in a beautiful box! I'll need to stare at them and stroke them for a bit before I can actually use any of them. Also, 10 one yard pieces from the Ambrosia line designed by Amanda Murphy.

Here's my favorite -- the green and purple floral! I wonder if I could some how stretch one yard into a cute little skirt.
But wait! There's more!

I also received 12 packages of crib size bats from Hobbs. Look, they even have the 100th Anniversary of Naval Aviation logo on the package. I think that's pretty cool!

Thanks so much to Robert Kaufman and Hobbs for supporting art quilting and this exciting event. Thanks also to Kelly Gallagher-Abbott Jukebox Quilts for coordinating the exhibit. It's such an impressive undertaking!

All the winners in addition to several more quilts that will be included in the traveling exhibit are on the Navy Quilts website. They are beautifully presented with great images and full descriptions from the makers about the techniques and stories behind the quilts. You really should take a look. I am honored to be included.

14 comments:

Terri Stegmiller said...

Congrats!!! Wow, those prizes are awesome! Have fun!

Joanne S said...

AMAZING. What a generous prize package!! And it's all stuff you can use. Congratulations.

I am always in awe of the plane you created. It looks like 3D. Like it can fly right off the surface and go hunt some submarines.

Shasta said...

Congratulations on your win. Wow, such amazing prizes!

Kristin L said...

WoW! That's the best honorable mention prize package I've ever seen! It's all so useable, and there's so much of it. How about using the purple and green fabric for just a panel in a skirt, or a wide yoke?

Terry said...

How wonderful! Doesn't that make you feel appreciated? Well deserved.

Jeannie said...

Congratulations again! What a wonderful assortment of prizes. Your quilt is amazing, as are the other quilts in the show. I think a simple A line or wrap skirt would work, especially if you used a contrast for waistband, facings, etc. Have fun with the fantastic prizes. I love the support from the sponsors.

Gerrie said...

Fantastic - what did the first prize get?

Tonya Littmann said...

so cool! Congratulations. I enjoyed looking at the rest of the quilts on the Navy Quilts website too. Very creative!

Brenda Gael Smith said...

What bounty! Congratulations!

Diane D. said...

That's an amazing prize package - yeah you!

kathy said...

What a treat to get all this delivered to your door! Well deserved considering all the thought you put into your piece!

Patty Ashworth said...

Ooooh, Aaaaah! Pretty fabrics! Have fun with those!

Diane said...

Congratulations on the recognition your wonderful quilt has received. And such great prizes! The box of fabric looks so luscious! I am off to look at the other navy quilts!

Sarah Ann Smith said...

Totally awesome...the award, the birthday, the book...you're on a roll and we miss you here in Maine! Hugs, sarah