Wednesday, April 15, 2015

What a Week!

In case you missed it, I've been MIA.  Actually, I've been busy, overseeing the Best of the Valley quilt show.  And were we the best?  I would like to think so.  A lot of non-quilters came, and gave it rave reviews.  The weather couldn't have been more pleasant, the vendors couldn't have offered better wares, and the people?  Well, the people were wonderful!!

If you'd like a taste of what you missed, here it is:
 One of my favorite tasks - and most difficult, I might add - is to select a recipient for the "Chairman's Special Merit" award.  This year's winner was #257, "Farmer's Wife Sampler," by Barbara Sindlinger.  Lots of itty bitty piecing and it's framed with lovely applique.  And look how well it hangs!  Lovely quilt, Barbara!
 I brought home a rosette of my own.  I'm tickled pink (or perhaps burgundy) about having my quilt selected as the recipient of Judy Taylor's Judge's Choice ribbon.  I haven't won many of these, but they are truly an honor.
I did lots of shopping, but mostly "window" shopping through the lens of my camera.  Shopping shopping?  For the most part it didn't happen, though I had grand intentions.  Instead, I visited with friends from far and near.  My daughter and granddaughter came, and three sorority sisters that I hadn't seen in decades also made it to the show.
And there were plenty of front page articles, in the Porterville Recorder, and the Visalia Times Delta.  You can read them here and here and here.

It was a lovely week, and now I'm playing catch-up with the post-show paperwork.  We already have a new sponsor, a vendor deposit, and a special exhibit set aside for next year...and we don't even have the dates yet!

The show may go to bed when we shut down on Sunday evening, but it never sleeps!

Now, back to work!


Barbara Sindlinger said...

So glad it hung well. I never did get to 'block it'. I did pin to our cubicle at work to get some of it straightened out. Then a little steam. The people I work with thought I was crazy. thank you for the ribbon. I feel so blessed.

I loved the show this year. You and your staff did an excellent job.

Elaine said...

Congrats to Barbara-she does really lovely work! Good job Madam Chairman! Take a well deserved nap.

sewmuchfun said...

Congrats on your award! The show was awesome!