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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Dear Jane

By: Karen  Quilts…etc
I found out this morning that my Dear Jane quilt “Insanity Revisited” won best Hand Quilting in that category for Amy’s Quilt Festival that has been running the last two weeks.  I was very surprised that there were only 23 quilts entered in the hand quilting category.  There had been such a fuss made last year or the year before about that category being removed so Amy kept the category in the festival.  Thank you to anyone who gave my quilt a vote.  I hope in six months when the next festival is held that there will be more hand quilted quilts to see.  (the festival is held two times a year)   My quilt was one of 22 for Viewers choice and thanks for that also.  I am no longer a member of the Facebook Celebrate Hand quilting group as I am not on face book often so removed myself but I have been told that there are close to 10,000 members now – with that many hand quilters still out in the world there should have been many more entries!  I know this blog has become pretty inactive since the Facebook group started but maybe some of you still read it and can get the word out that the festival is two times a year.  If you save the link to Amy to your list of blogs that you read you can keep track of when it is held – spring and fall!  Here is the link to the close up of the quilt to show the quilt stitches - sorry I had forgotten that.


17 comments:

  1. Your quilt is a true beauty, wonderful work. No wonder you made first place. I love to handquilt too but have never entered a quilt in a quiltshow. Perhaps too far away, to afraid it may get lost, scared to show my work. There are many reasons, maybe they are all wrong.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  2. Sylvia - this is for an on line quilt show - everyone around the world can enter - all you need is a blog and a photo of your quilt - do a blog post and then enter it and bloggers from around the world vote for their favorites - check it out next time - I think in October?

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  3. Congratulations! Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous and definitely worth of the first price. Thank you for posting here, I haven't got familiar with FB, not wanted to do so. Nice to hear so many are interested in the hand quilting FB group. Hand quilting is my first choice, too. Long live Hand Quilting!
    Greetings,
    Kati

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  4. Congratulations! I am a quiltster from The Netherlands, have your button on my blog (http://ohohquilts.blogspot.nl/) because I love to handquilt. I am handquilting an Ohio Stars quilt at the moment. Thing is, it does take a lot of time. So for the first time I machine quilted a quilt for my daughter last year and found I enjoy that too. When my Ohio Stars quilt is finished I may enter it, we'll see. I am a member of the FB group and still follow this blog too.
    Love your quilt!

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  5. Your quilt is gorgeous and that it's hand-quilted, makes it an even greater treasure. To me hand-quilting is relaxing...I hope it never becomes a lost art. Congratulations on your win! Well deserved. : )

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  6. Huge congratulations Karen. This quilt so deserved to win. I'm a member of the Celebrate Hand Quilting facebook page, so I'll point them all in the direction of your blog, and encourage more members to enter the December festival. Congratulations.

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  7. Congrats. Wish I could see the hand quilting better.

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  8. congratulations a great win, for some unknown reason I missed the link to vote this time, not sure how as quite a few blogs I follow entered various catagories

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  9. Congratulations, Karen. Well deserved. I also prefer this blog vs the Facebook page.

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  10. Congratulations. Your quilt is magnificent.

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  11. here is the post that went to the contest with photos of the hand quilting
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/2015/05/spring-quilt-festival-2015/

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  12. Congratulations! If I'm not mistaken, the next show is in September. Since we'll be traveling then, as well, I need to plan ahead so I can enter even though I'll be away from home and away from my laptop (where all my pictures are).

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  14. Lisa all the information on how long it took to make this quilt and various other info is at the link in the blog post.

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  15. Gorgeous!
    I don't have facebook either, so I enjoy reading posts to this blog.
    I haven't entered the quilt festival before... will have to keep my eyes peeled for it

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