Sunday, April 17, 2011

Blue ribbon Green Frog

Frogs Are Green
I have been doing some sort of craft since I was about 14....(and when you do the math, that is about 50 years of crafting something) and in all that time it simply never occurred to me to enter anything in the AZ State Fair or the Maricopa County Fair. My high school friend Bonnie enters quilts and sewing creations and wins blue ribbons. She urged me to enter something... ...anything....a quilt, a card, something, just enter. I decided I would toss in the pink n' green froggy embroidery quilt. We took down our entries and I left with the over all feeling of being glad at least I entered, and I certainly had no expectations of winning anything.... it was just fun to put something in the fair under the category of "Quilt, Machine Embroidery"... This quilt has about 15 embroidery panels of frolicking froggies. On Wednesday April 13, we trekked to the fair since it was freebie day for us senior citizens. Bonnie headed for her vintage dress display and I headed for the quilt display. I cannot even begin to tell you how surprised and pleased I was to find my Quilt was marked "First Place" and I had a wonderful Blue ribbon tacked to it. Here I am....in all my frog quilt glory, doing some showing off. My wise Daddy used to tell me "you can't win if you don't try"... I hope my high school friend Dee was looking down from her heavenly seat because I know she would be proud of me. Dee was co owner of Quilt Camp,a Master Quilter was she, and after I had finished the Frog Quilt, I showed it to her and I said "You know, I am NOT a quilter, I just sew and this happens to be in the shape of a quilt".... "Hmmmm", she said, "looks like a quilt to me" and that comment was worth a gazillion rounds of applauding fans. My friend Dee lost a battle to cancer a year ago this March and the Quilting community lost a teacher and a friend.

10 comments:

Margie said...

Well I'll just bet Dee is beaming proud! It looks like a quilt to me too, and a very darling one at that! You go girl! You have such a talent that never ceases to amaze me. It all comes so naturally to you. I am so, so happy we are friends!!!

jessica said...

Congrats!! You never know what you can do until you try. Glad you entered and even happier you won!

DonnaMundinger said...

WooHoo!!! Of course it's a quilt, a FABULOUS quilt! Congratulations, Chickie! Nothing you can't do! xxD

Kris L said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I'm so proud of you. I've been telling you for about 3 years now that your quilts are fabulous and now everyone knows. I've seen this froggy quilt in person and it's spectacular. Way to go girl! Hugs...Kris

Sharon said...

Awesome Carole!! Congratulations!!!
Beautiful quilt! :)

DeeDee said...

WOW! Way to go Ms. Ma'am! The quilt is so sweet, as is it's creator! Your friend Dee is smiling down...I'm sure of it! HUGS!

1CardCreator said...

I must say this comes as no surprise to me that you won. That quilt is gorgeously executed and so artistically done. I still cherish the purse you made for me, so perfectly quilted. I know Dee is looking down with a smile on her face. Hugs, ~Diane

1CardCreator said...

PS, most importantly, congratulations!!

Jeri said...

Oh my gosh, Carole. How exciting. Big hugs and a pat on the back. Way to go!!!

Maria said...

Congrats!!! You are one crafty woman :)