Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Life Goal Realized

I normally try to avoid this, but wanted to share the news that my Mother's Garden Quilt won 1st place in the Wall Hand Quilted category at the AQS Lancaster 2012 Quilt Show.


I am beyond surprised.  I was thrilled to have it accepted and for other quilters to see it.

Betsy, a guild friend, sent me this phone picture from the show this morning.  Thanks Betsy~


And here is Abe with Betsy's beautiful Silk quilt -


you can see a video of all the winners here -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QBf4TI3yqMk#!

After the dentist and house chores I plan to sit down with this and celebrate properly.


Thank you to all my quilt and blog friends who have encouraged me through many quilting projects and goals!

This is especially sweet for me because the quilt is a tribute to my mother, Catherine Clarkson Bednar 7/11/42 - 12/10/90.
You can see the full story of the quilt by clicking here.

61 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the win. I'm so glad I could help you out with the pink fabric when you were short of it. The quilt is beautiful and I like your Abe quilt too.

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  2. Congratulations!!!
    Whoo Whoo!!!

    I opened the AQS newsletter this morning before I left home and they still hadn't publish the names of the winners!
    Oh... I am so happy for you. Got to say, this quilt deserves the first place and more!
    Can't wait to see it again at the show!

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  3. What joy, well done. If I lived a little nearer I would help you drink the bottle of bubbly. Lol

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  4. Definitely needs to be properly celebrated--Congratulations!

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  5. Way to go!!! Congratulations on a fine piece of work. Enjoy your Champagne.

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  6. congratulations! it is a beautiful quilt and is well deserving!

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  7. Congratulations Barb! You must be over the moon. Any plans for another large show?

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  8. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you, and that you shared your good news with us. Yeah for Barb!

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  9. A most worthy winner, Barb! It looks like it was made to wear a blue ribbon. And how fitting that it was a tribute to your Mom. Congratulations!

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  10. Hurray! Hurray! Something to be very proud of. I love the colors, design, and execution. I hope you enter it in another show or two.

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  11. Well done, beautiful quilt, and you deserved to win. I will raise a glass of wine to toast you.

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  12. Congratulations! It's a wonderful quilt.

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  13. Nice to enjoy this quilt again. I love seeing it. Congratulations!

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  14. Congratulations! Oh I'm sooooooooooo happy for you!

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  15. Congratulations, Barb! A well-deserved honor! Yay!

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  16. I am so thrilled for you! So well deserved. Kathie

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  17. Congratulations! Sure is a beauty! Cheers!

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  18. Congratulations!!! Well deserved. That's so exciting. Enjoy the bubbly! Gosh, can we say we knew you when?

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  19. So glad you let us know so that we can do the Happy Dance with you. Congratulations! Michele

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  20. YAHOO!! I'm so happy for you Barb! It is such a unique and gorgeous quilt and your quilting is so very beautiful. Congratulations!! Enjoy your celebration.

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  21. Woohoo! Well deserved, I'm sure. Seeing all the winners makes me even more excited about seeing the show. Congratulations!

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  22. How very apt to have your wonderful efforts recognised in such a special and personal quilt. My heartfelt congratulations. Enjoy the bubbles! K

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  23. Congratulations Barb!! What a wonderful tribute to your mother (she was so young!). I'm sure she is smiling down at you today. Thank you for sharing.

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  24. I am so happy for you! I just checked the Lancaster show site to see the winners, and there you were! What a wonderful validation of your talent and your tribute to your mother. The champagne is well deserved. I'm looking forward to seeing the quilt again at the show!xo

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  25. Congratulations! You deserve it, your quilt is gorgeous!

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  26. That is awesome Barb! It is a beautiful quilt, beautiful story by a beautiful quilter!! A hearty congratulations!!

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  27. Congratulations Barb it is a fabulous quilt with a lovely sentiment to inspire it. I especially love the colours you have used the pink background in particular.

    Your quilts are all winners in my book!

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  28. I am over the moon for you, congratulations and so fitting.
    Enjoy every moment...... you do make wonderful quilts and love how you add so much of yourself in to each of them.
    Well done... hugs

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  29. Congratulations! Well deserved...you should celebrate.

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  30. Congratulations! Beautiful quilt - I love the design and the story behind it touches my heart. I too lost my mother to breast cancer when she was only 47. That was over 30 years ago and there isn't a day I don't think about her.

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  31. Wow! Great quilt and a great tribute to your Mom....

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  32. such a sentimental quilt and to have it recognized in this great way makes it even more special.
    congratulations Barb~!!~

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  33. I'm overjoyed for your fitting win. This is really big news and it's such a sweet tribute to your mother on top of all that. How doubly wonderful to have your other quilt in the show as well!

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  34. Congratulations. So well deserved!

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  35. WOO HOO!!! Three cheers for you! What a special gift! CONGRATS!

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  36. YOu should be very proud! It is a great quilt and such a special tribute to your mom. Congrats!

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  37. woohoo, congrats! well deserved, such a marvelous quilt.

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  38. I thought it was a winner the first time you showed it to us. You really deserve the prize and I will add my hearty congratulations to the rest of your blog readers' comments. I am realy happy for you and enjoy your celebration. Cheers!!

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  39. Woohoo!!! Congratulations Barb! : Well deserved!

    Wonderful recognition of your talent as a hand quilter and even more special that it was for a quilt so meaningful for you.

    Enjoy those bubbles!!!

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  40. Congrats Barb! It's a beautiful quilt :-)

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  41. Congratulations - your quilt is beautiful and now holds extra-special memories!

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  42. I'm adding my congratulations as well. It's a beautiful quilt with beautiful memories of your mom.

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  43. Congratulations on your win! It's a beautiful quilt and your hand work is fabulous! I use the little selvedge edge pin cushion you sent to me in exchange for the pink fabric everyday. I'm sure your mother would be so proud of you!
    ~Joyce in MI

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  44. Made with love.....it must radiate that to the viewers. Congratulations! You must be so excited! I am so happy for you.

    Happy Sewing

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  45. Hearty congratulations. That blue ribbon looks perfect hanging on your quilt. There's no doubt that quilts with a story and a family connection are the very best ones we make.

    The next time I have a glass of something tasty made from grapes, I'll raise a toast to your beautiful quilt, and to your mother.

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  46. That's just brilliant. You must be so happy for both yourself and your mother!

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  47. Congratulations on your win! A beautiful quilt and tribute to your mom.

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  48. Congratulations a well deserved win. I am lucky to have seen it in person, it looked beautiful!

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  49. Oh Barb! That's Awesome! CONGRATULATIONS! Boy, what a heart-grabber. I hope you had a wonderful day with the bubbly!!!

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  50. OH, Big time congrats Barb!! I'm sure your heart was full of joy at winning, especially with the quilt being a connection with your mom:) I can't think of anyone more deserving!

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  51. That is just fantastic, congrats!!! Looks wonderful!!

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  52. CONGRATULATIONS Barb!!! It is such a beautiful quilt and tribute. A well-deserved ribbon.

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  53. Congratulations! The quilt is beautiful!!

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  54. I am so happy for you! I hope to see it in person some day! Congratulations, and enjoy the champagne!!

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  55. Congratulations! I am so excited for you; your quilt is definitely a winner and not only for the artistry and craftsmanship but also for the back story. Your mom would be so proud of you.

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  56. Congratulations Barb! Your Mom is certainly smiling down on you today!!!

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  57. Congratulations! What a fabulous honour for such a wonderful quilt, Enjoy all the kudos!

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  58. Late but heartfelt.

    Proud to have seen the work in progrees in person. The whole quilt process and your lovely reason for designing and making it let me think about my mom and wish I had made her the quilt I had wanted her to have on her bed. I will make it for my sister who inherited the twin 4 posters mom mom loved and she sleeps on one.

    You earned this award. Your mom had to be proud.

    Jane

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  59. Congratulations!

    Beatrice (from France)

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