Thursday, October 20, 2011

I'm a winner of Project Modern: Challenge 4!



Totally amazing and completely surprising to me. My Silo quilt was chosen a winner in the Modern Quilt Guild's Project Modern: Challenge 4.




I'm seriously beside myself. Because with this win, I have now won three out of the four challenges: Challenge 1, Challenge 2, and Challenge 4. Seriously. Seriously!! I so dislike talking about myself and my work, and it's totally awkward to me, but I have to share what the judge, none other than my quilting idol, Denyse Schmidt, had to say about my quilt


This quilt is beautiful and striking in it’s clear simplicity and strong execution. The translation of the idea/inspiration into a quilted medium feels spot on, and every choice the quilter has made – from palette, to structure, and quilting – supports this clear vision and intention. I’d love to see the back!

I think I'm going to print that out and hang it by my sewing table where I can see it every day. And I'm not even kidding.




The prizes that accompany the win are great (lots of yards of Denyse's fabric, some yummy solids from Robert Kaufman, Aurifil thread, a copy of Block Party: The Modern Quilting Bee from Stash Books, and a gift certificate to Spoonflower) but what I am most excited about is Denyse's critique of my work. That, by far, is the best prize to me.

Thank you to The Modern Quilt Guild and to Denyse Schmidt. It is because of you all that I am a quilter.

15 comments:

Jean said...

Yay! The moment I saw the quilt, I knew it was a winner!!!!

Jill said...

Congrats Holly - it is beautiful, just like you!!!!

Esch House Quilts said...

Congratulations! Those comments from Denyse are priceless!

SarahB said...

Congratulations Heather! You create amazing modern quilts!

randi said...

Congratulations to you! I think that this quilt is great!

Heide said...

So so SO fantastic! Mazel tov! XOXO

Faith Jones said...

That is so awesome Heather - you SHOULD be so proud! I agree, the words from Denyse are worth more than any other prize. How awesome. :)

Jean MN said...

Congratulations! It is beautiful!

ginger freckle said...

You are on FIRE, Heather, and I'm so happy for you that you found your artistic voice in quilt making! Excellent work and Congrats!

P├ętra said...

Congratulations!! I really loved your quilt when I first saw a picture Denyse captured it perfectly!

pat sloan said...

i am over the moon for you! so when will i see a quilt in Houston with a ribbon on it?

CraftyGardenMom - Tanesha said...

Well deserved triple win - every one of your quilts is gorgeous Heather!!

Hollie said...

Congratulations! You totally deserve the win! It's gorgeous!

starlightsound said...

yay again! Such great words from Dense. Congrats!

In Stitches said...

That's wonderful, Heather! Well deserved. Congratulations!

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