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.