As those of you who follow my blog know, I entered quilts in the Home Machine Quilting Show last week. I was ecstatic when my new show quilt, Kaboom!, took third place in the Conventional Machine category. A few days ago I received the comment sheet and will be making a few adjustments on the quilt.
Then, two days later I received the judging sheet for my miniature I made as an Island Batik Ambassador, All Fired Up (it's called that because it uses their Fire Island Batiks line). It had Honorable Mention circled at the top. However, when I looked at the winners list that wasn't listed. So I anxiously awaited my box to come back in the mail to see whether or not it had indeed gotten an Honorable Mention.
Today when it arrived I quickly opened the box and sure enough, there was an Honorable Mention! I was surprised and excited. And there was a CD with quilt show photos on it in the box too! I can't wait see what's on it.
Later in the day I was showing the quilt to my fifth grade students as part of a vocabulary lesson on the word elated. As I was holding up the quilt my principal and the superintendent walk pass my classroom and paused. I invited them in and my principal asks, "Is that the quilt coming back from Kentucky?"
"No, it was in Salt Lake City last weekend," was my response.
The superintendent said, "Paducah?" Clearly there is a quilter in his family!