Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Green Mountain Goodness

40th Anniversary, Ruby Jubilee Vermont Quilt Festival 2016

Best of Show - Christine Wickert - Shellabration
I try so hard to remember to photograph the card, but I missed this - here is what it said:

"Inspired by an antique quilt in Kaffe Fassett's "Museum Quilts".  I was particularly taken with the mirror imaging of the fabrics in the diamond blocks and the applique' strips separating the blocks.   Hand Quilted.

Christine's work is always lovely and so is she.  Congratulations.
This was my favorite quilt so fresh and fun!  Pineapple of my Life.
The card said:  This quilt was primarily made during the snowstorms of 2015.  Every block tells the viewer something about me:  where I lived, my love of sewing, hippos, foods and peas.

Halloween block.  What an incredible use of low volume prints.
I was incredibly honored to receive a Blue Ribbon and Best Hand Quilting.   A life goal!  (sorry, cel phone photo)
Can I share that one of my goals is to receive a Purple Ribbon of Exception Merit?  You need a combined average of 98 points from 3 judges.  I've missed it by 1 point, not once but twice.   Still on the goal list.

I spotted these 2 women discussing it and have the opportunity to chat with them.
My blog buddy Wendy's (Constant Quilter) potholder quilt -
Here are the others that I really like and had an opportunity to photo.
 Literally brought me to tears....
I missed the card again - this is two sided quilt - and was a delight to study front and back.
Hooray for applique!
My friend and roommate won a Yellow Ribbon - first time entering a big show - Congrats Norma.
I've come home very inspired.....tired, but inspired.

I'll share the antique quilts soon.
xo


40 comments:

  1. Congrats on your ribbons! For winning that other ribbon .... as the saying goes, third time's a charm ....

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  2. Beautiful quilts! Congratulations on your winning quill. It is so pretty- job well done! Great job on the hand quilting.

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  3. I can definitely see why you'd be inspired. The Shellabration quilt is truly amazing. And a big shoutout for your incredible quilt It's an amazing piece of workmanship. I also loved the Pinapple quilt, really unique.

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  4. I am so disappointed that I did not get to see your quilt in person! I had to laugh at your comment of missing the exceptional merit by one point - again -. I missed a blue this year by one point - again! I had a good laugh with Cynthia about it. She won a third place in her first VT show - amazing! The only place I have ever gotten a purple was our Maine show. You WILL get one for sure!!! I love you "favorite" too. So very clever. Actually, it looks like a Barb Vedder quilt! Thanks for sharing these wonderful quilts. And again congratulations on a well deserved win!

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  5. Congratulations on your win! What an amazing show, thanks for sharing your photos and the notes about each quilt.

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  6. How fun to have caught those woman admiring your quilt! That is the ultimate compliment!! But darn it...one point...grrrr Thanks for sharing...I found so many of the quilts inspiring.

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  7. Congratulations on your well deserved Blue Ribbons!
    LOVE all the amazing quilt photo's you've shared - thank you for spreading some of that inspiration around with the rest of us!

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  8. Congrats on such an honor--and meeting your goal. My goal has been never to enter a show! Very easy to meet. *LOL*
    So many incredible quilts--the Halloween-ish one made me think of you. : )
    For some reason that Waggle Dance quilt really captivated me. Maybe it is because I have a daughter that has always loved bees. She would let them climb all over her, even as a child. She collects all things "bee".

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  9. So pleased for you on your well deserved award! The Pineapple of My Life quilt is definitely in my wheelhouse too! Love all the quilts you posted!

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  10. Congratulations on your ribbons, Barb, and thanks for all the photos! It must have been a great show. Have a great summer!

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  11. You highlight so many gorgeous quilts here! Congratulations again on your ribbons - such incredible breathtakingly beautiful hand quilting and I'm so glad I got to see your quilt up close and in person!

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  12. Congratulations on your ribbons! It is a spectacular quilt. Congratulations to Norma too. She deserved it. Great job. I laughed reading the comments on the Lady of the House. Some are very true, especially on the back. Thanks for sharing these eye candies. I've enjoyed a lot. ;^)

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  13. Thanks for sharing the Vermont Quilts! Thank goodness there are still hand quilters and hand appliquers! Congratulations on your ribbon, that is awesome and well-deserved.

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  14. I love your quilt , your quilting is gorgeous and you will manage to win the good color of ribbon...Congratulations
    Véronique

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  15. Thanks for sharing all those wonderful pics. Love the one of you next to your gorgeous quilt. Congratulations on a well-deserved win!

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  16. Wow! Congratulations on winning! Your quilt is amazing. Thank's for sharing the quilt show, so many wonderful and original quilts.

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  17. Congratulations on your win!! Your quilt is just lovely..beautiful stitching...and love being able to take a peek at that show...thanks hugs, Julierose

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  18. Thanks for sharing this wonderful show! Congratulations on your win- so deserved! All the quilts are worthy of a ribbon, and the stories are both inspiring and sad...

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  19. Thank you so much for taking the time to share all of these photos of gorgeous quilts and the info cards to go with them. What a wonderful quilt show all from the comfort of my own chair! I have no doubt you have lots more ribbons of every color in your future! Loved your comments too.

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  20. What an inspiring show! Thanks for sharing your pictures; I was blown away by the hand quilting on the Shellabration quilt! Congrats on your ribbon! If inspiring other quilters with your work could earn you that extra point, you'd definitely receive that purple ribbon.

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  21. Congratulations! Your work is always impressive and an inspiration. And thank you for taking all the photos and taking the time to post and share them with us.

    Rondi

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  22. Congratulations on your ribbon Barb -- VERY well deserved! And wow -- that clamshell quilt is amazing!

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  23. Congrats on your ribbon and thanks for sharing your photos. XXX

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  24. Don't despair on winning the Purple ribbon....i'm sure next time will be the good one , no doubt about that !
    Thank you for the photos ! The pineapple quilt is spectacular and i love to say that Wendy is the Queen of potholders ! There were lots of beauties in this show...
    Congratulations again dear Barb...you can be proud of your stunning quilt !!
    Xoxo

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  25. Wow--so much beautiful inspiration! Congrats on your amazing quilt!

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  26. Congrats on your ribbon! The quilting is indeed the Best!!! Thanks for sharing so many inspirational quilts.

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  27. Hi Barb, Congratulations on your blue ribbon and your hand quilting award! Your work is lovely. And, we really enjoyed seeing all the photos of these wonderful quilts. Thanks so much, from Marina and Daryl Lynn

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  28. Congratulations, Barb, on your hand quilting win. A very deserving quilt.
    The quilting on the clam shell quilt is quite good too. I don't think I will ever get to the Vermont quilt show but do enjoy seeing the quilt pictures taken at it. A view without being in a crowd.

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  29. Well done! Congratulations! I have no doubt that one day we will see you attain your goal of a purple ribbon.

    Thanks for sharing the show with us.

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  30. excellent slide show...vermont is always an excellent venue...i have been in the past but not since they moved to a/c locale...it was ALWAYS hot, hot, hot!

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    1. It is a wonderfully cool location now ! I also went when it was HOT but only once ;)

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  31. Wow, wow, wow!!! they are beautiful and congratulations on your ribbon. That quilt is amazing and you deserved that blue ribbon! I am very happy for you!

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  32. So much wonderfulness here! So very excited about your handquilting ribbon! It is so well deserved - your quilting is exquisite! I am sure there will be a purple ribbon in your future! The clamshell quilt is marvellous. Loved your highlights :0)

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  33. WooHoo!!! Yippee Yay for you and your Blue Ribbon hand quilting! A very deserved award. Your quilt is just so beautiful. You'll definitely get a purple ribbon one day!! Thank you for sharing so many photos, all of the quilts you've shown are outstanding!

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  34. Thanks so much for sharing! I haven't been to a quilt show for a while and won't be going to the Sisters OR show tomorrow due to family company (besides just arriving home on Wednesday from the 3000 mile driving from Pensacola FL to OR helping our son & family move up here)!! I really love several of the quilts that you showed us. Good luck meeting your goal - I'm sure you will!

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  35. Congratulations on your mostly deserved ribbons. Next year you will get the 1 point missing this year; for sure.
    Thanks for sharing your pictures and comments about them.

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  36. Congratulations on your ribbon for HQ! LOVED to see this! :)

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  37. Looks like quite a show! Congratulations on your ribbons!

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  38. Oh my goodness Barb... congratulations! What terrific news!
    I enjoyed reading about all the other wonderful quilts too.
    Love that Lady of the House quilt... I always enjoy a quilt that shows creativity through a sense of humour!

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  39. I am late in congratulating you on your blue ribbon! It is so well deserved!! Will your quilt be traveling anywhere on the west coast? I hope I get to one of the venues.

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