Back from Vermont.....phew, I'm exhausted! I had a wonderful time, but I'm glad to be home. So much to tell you about the show but let me start with some things that were a little different about this show....it seemed like alot more of the quilts were hand quilted! is this a trend developing, is it a regional thing?
The Best of Show was hand quilted and a Pineapple no less!
and then there was BEAUTIFUL hand applique and embroidery on the borders
I never got a picture of the whole quilt cause there were always oodles of people in front of it.....but I'm sure you'll see it on someone else's blog.
And 2 of our local ladies were among the award winners too! Jill Reid won the very prestigious Founders Award for her quilt
I had seen this quilt before at our local show and noticed that Jill has added even more quilting than last time I saw it so it is even more beautiful......I guess a quilt is never really done???
Something a little different about this show is that it is judged on the point system rather than the elimination system. I took the opportunity to go to the Judges Panel to hear the four judges talk about the judging and how it works and what they look for. I think I like the point system, I think it gives more opportunity for ribbons and does not pit one quilt against another.
And the Judges Top 6 (critical) Comments, according to these judges:
1- Straight Lines should be straight.
2- Curved lines should be curved.
3- Would benefit from additional quilting.
4- Quilting stitches should be smooth and consistent
5- Binding needs to be full.
6. Corners need to exact and consistent
Good to know....if ever I actual finish a quilt for competition again.
More VQF stuff later: Sally Collins class, lovely purchases, etc.
but with regards to the ladies and our adventures, let me just say this about that--what happens in Vermont, stays in Vermont.....know what I mean????
Hugs and Stitches!