It has been a busy few days what with some outside-the-home work, two Modern Quilt Guild meetings (Brighton and Ann Arbor), my Handwork gathering and dentist appointments for me and my daughters.  But, the most amazing thing happened yesterday morning that rendered me completely speechless and stunned. 

My quilt, Ephemeral Elegance, is on display at the American Quilter’s Society Quilt Show in Paducah this week and it won first place in its category!!  They have 15 categories and I entered mine in the “First Entry in an AQS Show/Small Wall Quilt” category.

 I have enjoyed the quilts that have won prizes at the Paducah show over the years and noticed that most of them are masterpieces of intricate piecing, detailed applique and/or meticulous, elaborate quilting.  Since my quilt is much more minimalist in approach, I really thought that it would just be fun to share my quilt with the people attending the show.  However, something made me check the list of winners yesterday morning anyway šŸ™‚

I was so surprised I couldn’t even remember my husband’s phone number and had to look it up so I could call and tell him!  The shock is beginning to wear off now, leaving a wonderful feeling of joy and excitement.

  • Cheryl Arkison
    Posted at 01:52h, 30 January Reply

    Wow, I missed this in the chaos of last April for me. What wonderful news. So proud of you!

  • Sarah
    Posted at 03:10h, 03 May Reply

    Congratulations!! It's such a beautiful quilt–it deserves the praise!

  • Natalie
    Posted at 01:31h, 03 May Reply

    Congrats on the win! Your quilt is stunning, I'm so glad it was recognized with the award!

  • mjb
    Posted at 23:59h, 01 May Reply

    I loved seeing a quilt in the winners list that stood out so stronly from the rest! I think it's a great way to represent modern quilting there. Congrats!

  • Hollie
    Posted at 16:09h, 01 May Reply

    Congratulations! You totally deserve it!

  • Quilt Inspiration
    Posted at 20:04h, 30 April Reply

    Debbie, congratulations on your prize-winning quilt ! We love the design, and we think it is so elegant ! Best wishes, from Marina and Daryl at Quilt Inspiration

  • Gretchen
    Posted at 04:01h, 30 April Reply

    I spent some quality time looking at and photographing your beautiful quilt yesterday! Love it!

  • Tracy
    Posted at 02:27h, 30 April Reply

    Congratulations! I loved this quilt!

  • Liz in Ypsilanti
    Posted at 18:37h, 29 April Reply

    This is the coolest bestest news I've gotten all week! Thank you for sharing!

  • Ethne
    Posted at 18:08h, 29 April Reply

    Ah Debbie congratulations – you must have been really, really shocked to see that you'd won – well done – I do love this piece

  • howtobejenna
    Posted at 12:18h, 29 April Reply

    Well deserved! Congratulations – I LOVE that quilt!

  • highwaycottage
    Posted at 06:09h, 29 April Reply

    Oh, I can see why it won !! It's lovely. Congratulations!

  • Rossie
    Posted at 04:03h, 29 April Reply

    Congrats! How exciting!

  • Marg
    Posted at 21:16h, 28 April Reply

    Congratulations, how fabulous is that. It is a beautiful design, I'm not at all surprised it won first prize.

  • quilthexle
    Posted at 20:31h, 28 April Reply

    Congratulations, that is just awesome !! Enjoy the happy grin on your face ;-))

  • Monet
    Posted at 16:41h, 28 April Reply

    Wow, congratulations! That is awesome…you totally deserve it. I wish I could have seen it in person with its ribbon šŸ™‚

  • BaileyGirl5
    Posted at 16:27h, 28 April Reply

    Congratulations! That quilt is amazing and I'm so glad you are getting the recognition you deserve. Kudos to you šŸ™‚

  • Katherine
    Posted at 16:21h, 28 April Reply

    Wow! A huge congratulations to you!

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