One of my sons has asked me several times why I don’t enter my quilts in the State Fair. My answer is that I don’t know that my quilts are prizewinners.
I tend to make quilts that I call “utility quilts.” I want the recipient to USE the quilt. I don’t want it to be so fancy that the people I give them to feel they have to put them away for safe keeping. My quilts primarily go to my family and I tell them to use them and let me know when they have one that is worn to the point it is no longer usable and I’ll make them another.
But that doesn’t mean that I don’t see quilts that I want to make that I KNOW are prizewinners.
Lori Marvel’s quilt Parade of Roses from the July/August 2019 issue of Fons and Porter’s Love of Quilting is one of those quilts that I want to make. It’s a prizewinning quilt for sure.
Lori’s quilt is lovely in part because of the gorgeous fabric collection Festival of Roses by Jackie Robinson for Benartex. One of the fabrics in the collection has beautiful rose vines just waiting to be used for the border.
How about you?
Are you thinking it might be time to make a prizewinning quilt? Check out the July/August 2019 issue of Fons and Porter’s Love of Quilting. It has patterns for Parade of Roses and several other quilts that have the potential to be prizewinners.
I did make a quilt not long ago that is a possible prizewinner. It’s called Gone to Pieces. and it’s really striking.
And along the line of prizewinning quilts, there is a blog on our website about Sherry Reynolds – an amazing prizewinning quilter from Wyoming. It’s a lot of fun and worth the time to read it.
And now, until next time,