7/17/2014

Ringing my bell!!!

Whenever anything of note happens in my life I go out and ring my big bell.... I'm sure my stitching friends around the world heard it ringing out this morning after I received this email.
 
 
"Congratulations! Your entry, It's a Man's World Unless Women Vote!, has been selected as a finalist to be exhibited at the 2014 International Quilt Festival/Houston in the annual IQA fall Judged Show, Quilts: A World of Beauty. "  I'm going to Houston if I have to walk just to see it hanging there.
I have to give lots of credit to Allie Allers.  I showed it to her in February when it was in the final stages.  I asked her if she thought it worthy of entering it in Houston...  Her immediate response was "Book a room!"  She is my heroine!!  She so  generously shared her vast knowledge of finishing techniques and things that judges look for...  For example she advised edging it with some gold cording as the quilts are hung against a black wall and mine would merge into the background.  I would have never thought of this...  all little things that made a difference.  She urged and inspired me to spend lots of extra time on all the final touches.
 
And DH is running all over town telling everyone he sees!

16 comments:

Janet said...

Congratulations!
Can't wait to see a photo of the quilt.
Janet

carla said...

Hi!!!! That is wonderful!!! Congrats!!! That will be so fun!!!! Hope you don't have to walk though!!!

Lorraine said...

Congratulations Gerry - quite an achievement!

Renee said...

Congratulations! Your work is absolutely beautiful.

Marilyn said...

I can't express how thrilled I am for you other than to say just that. Congratulations and I don't blame your DH for telling the world :)

Shirlee Fassell said...

Congradulations! Your quilt is wonderful! You can wear your new CQ jacket to the show!

Createology said...

Congratulations! Such an honor and achievement. Creative Bliss...

Lisa Boni said...

Congratulations! I may have to make a trip to Houston myself to see this wonderful quilt! I'm so glad it was accepted and even more excited that it is a "finalist"! So well deserved! Love that Allie had a small part to play in it as well!

margaret said...

big congrats from me and yes you must go and see your quilt, we will expect to see a photo of you with it in situ, knowing your beautiful stitching I know it will be so beautiful

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Congratulations. It's a huge honor and a well deserved recognition. Stay up there on that cloud for a while!!

Susan Studio Arts said...

Congratulations. It's a beautiful quilt!

grbev said...

Oh my, Gerry, I am so proud of you! And to think that this talented and famous woman has stood in my kitchen and quietly (and secretively, I might add) fed treats to my darling dog Teddy just makes me chuckle. And also to think when I lay down at night that this "woman of girth"(love, love, love that blog entry) has slept in my very bed! Wow, my 15 minutes of fame compounded!!

Hugs from Utah,
Bev (and Teddy - love his sweet portrait button

Marjorie Hair said...

Congratulations!! Well deserved. Love it when crazy quilts make it into a show and yours is going to the BIG SHOW.

Mosaic Magpie said...

Oh Gerry CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
So happy for you!
Deb
Are the fires near you???

Suztats said...

YEEHAW!!! Congratulations Gerry! Well deserved, too.

~~Tx~~ Wildflower said...

I look forward to seeing it when it comes to Houston. So exciting.

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