Sunday, September 28, 2014

My Stockings Won 3rd Place at MQX!!!!!

Woohoo!!  My family and I just came home late last night from an amazing week at Walt Disney World!  We had just the most wonderful time and were able to accomplish just about everything that had set out to do while visiting...and the icing on the cake?  While in Disney I discovered my Heirloom Stockings won 3rd place in the Wearable Accessories category at MQX Midwest!  YAY!!!!!!!!!!  I am so excited!!!!!!  This is the first ribbon I've won for a project that is entirely my own, and to win at MQX is such a huge deal for me.  Not only is it a national level show, but it's one that I've dreamed of participating in.  So many of my quilting idols are regulars at this show - and teach there too!  So it was just surreal to see photos of a ribbon hanging by my stockings!!

I cannot thank the amazing Janet Stone enough (best of show winner I might add!!!) for taking these photos from the show for me...so that I may share with you all!



Below is a shot of Emerald Tapestry - I'm SO bummed that it got such a deep wrinkle in it from shipping!  I'm still new to sending these out, and still trying to find the best way to send them for good presentation.  Same with the stockings...I think in the future I may send them stuffed so they aren't SO flat when they arrive...still, I'm pretty happy!  Emerald Tapestry did not place in the small whole cloth category but I'm still excited that it was accepted and in such amazing company with well known talented quilters.


Here are some of the photos I have shared on this blog in the past of the stockings to give you an idea of what they actually look like.  Sometimes with the lighting and angle of straight on photos you lose some of the detail that makes these quilts so amazing!






I am beyond thrilled to have won my very first ribbon at my very favorite quilt show!  All week after each day of Disney craziness I was dreaming about the current quilt I'm working on and hoping to have ready for MQX East...eeeeep!

I'm still recovering from our week of fun so I'll share photos of our trip on my next post.  Happy quilting!

10 comments:

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Congratulations, Valerie!! Well deserved, those stockings are gorgeous!!

Celia Ambrose said...

Valerie, your quilting is really amazing, and beautiful feathers. I don't do anything on this level, but I certainly admire others who are making works of art, and gorgeous quilts, and other quilted items.
Congratulations to you. Your emerald quilt is a winner to me! (celiaambrose@hotmail.com)

Michele T said...

Wow!!!! Your stockings are spectacular!!! Congratulations!!!!

Debra said...

Congrats Valerie! You are awesome!!

Dora, the Quilter said...

Congratulations on that win! And on creating such gorgeous stockings!

Lara B. said...

The first time I ever laid eyes on your gorgeous stockings, I knew they would win ribbons! Your quilting is spectacular! Congratulations Valerie! Also - so glad your family had a great Disney trip!

Margaret said...

Congrats!...FYI, the wrinkle may be less from shipping and more from the particular batting you used. If you avoid 100% cotton, you may minimize creasings.

Vicki in MN said...

How Awesome, congrats-they are lovely!

Diane E W said...

I loved the stockings when you first showed them to us. Congrats!! They are awesome!!! I roll my quilts when sending them to a show, it seems to help and like Margaret said cotton seems to retain the folds. I follow your quilting and thank you for all the inspiration.

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

I am not surprised you won, those are gorgeous stockings!