Saturday, August 6, 2011

The Winners

The wait is over!  Today was the last day of our anniversary celebration and the end of voting for the FOR THE BIRDS challenge quilts.  The first place winner is Sharon McClaskey, of Bethel, NC, with her entry titled "Home Tweet Home" (21" x 24").

There's a tie for second place!
One second prize winner is Pat Carlson, from Chocowinity, NC.  Her quilt is titled "Flamingo Quilt Retreat at the Beach" (18 1/2" x 13").
Our  other second prize winner is Julie Willis, of Mesic, NC, with her entry titled "Buttermilk Chicken" (25 1/2" x 25 1/2").
 I am so grateful to everyone who entered the challenge.  Challenges are always good learning experiences - time to try something new and stretch your imagination.  Thanks to everyone.

While the quilts have been on display, the classroom (which is my sewing room), had to be cleaned up and rearranged.  The sewing machine and a lot of my usual mess was picked up and stashed out of sight.  Finally, this afternoon, I was able to set the machine back up.  I sewed the plain borders on my little star quilt in preparation for the applique and will start working on the vines tomorrow. 

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