Tuesday, August 14, 2012

10 Years Later

I started quilting in 1999.  At the time the only other quilters I knew were my Mom and a few of her friends.  I had no idea what I was doing, so I did as I was told (except for my "overuse" of solids).  In 2002, I was told to enter a quilt in the MN State Fair.  "It's what quilters do".  So I did it.
 I entered this little wall hanging that I made with broadcloth remnants and some sheer embroidered ribbon. 

As a first time entrant and novice quilter, I didn't expect to win a thing.  I was just along for the ride.

 Imagine my surprise to find it hanging in the display.  I hadn't won a prize or a ribbon, but it was hung up for everyone to see!  

After noticing the absence of  Modern Quilts at last years fair, I decided to enter again this year.  Again, I don't hope to win a prize for my less than perfect quilting skills, but I do have a goal.

I contributed something in a non-traditional style (A.K.A Modern) in hopes of letting the "powers that be" know that WE ARE HERE and we love to quilt too.


  1. Great story! It's been on my life's goal list since high school to get something on display in the creative activities building at the MN State Fair. Maybe it'll be a quilt...or a dollhouse...or some jam. I hope to see your quilt hanging up there!

  2. I LOVE the quilt you entered. I hope you win a prize because it's fab :)

  3. I am fast becoming a BIG fan of MODERN quilting. Your quilts are so colorful and fresh. You should be very proud. I love your use of white for background.

  4. I think the quilt you entered this year is beautiful and I like your first one also. Wishing you luck.