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.

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