Friday, May 14, 2010

MQS 2010 Winners

There were 428 quilts at MQS this year. It was a wonderful show. I went through the hall the jotted down the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Judge's Choice ribbon awards. There were too many Honorable Mentions, Piecers Awards and Teacher's Awards to get them all. I did not get all of the categories; ran out of time. Congratulations to all who entered.

Viewer's Choice: Janet Fogg

Category: Theme
1st Place: Kristi Hawkins
2nd Place: Janet Fogg
3rd place: Laurie Tigner
Solitaire : Corliss Allender

Traditional Custom
1st Place: Carla Anderson
2nd Place: JoAnn Hoffmann
3rd place: Heidi Merrill

Innovative Custom
Best of Show : Linda French
1st Place: Dawn Cavanaugh
2nd Place: Marilynn Badger
3rd place: Arlene Abernathy

Whole Cloth Traditional
1st Place: Terri Doyle
2nd Place: Karen Dynan
3rd place:

Whole Cloth Innovative
1st Place: Valeria Hill
2nd Place: Deb Levy
3rd place:

Bread and Butter
1st Place: Jennifer Bernard
2nd Place: Lisa Coker
3rd place: Jan Hutchinson
Judge's Choice: Helen Baczynski

Machine Embroidery

1st Place: Judith Woodworth
2nd Place: Shirley Stutz
3rd place: Brian Clements

1st Place: Ann Horton
2nd Place: Janet Stone
3rd place: Marilyn Badger
Carol Wiles Award: Cathy Wiggins
Best Original Computer Digitized Design: JoAnn Hoffman

1st Place: Sue McCarty
2nd Place: Ronda K Beyer
3rd place: Mary Nordeng

Tools of the Trade
1st Place: Birgit Schuller
2nd Place: Karen Lummus
3rd place: Siriporn Hollar

Overall Design
1st Place:
2nd Place:
3rd place:

Computer Guided
1st Place: Ross Munro
2nd Place: Jennifer Mc Rae
3rd place: Joan Knight

1st place: Jan Hutchinson
2nd place: Dawn Larsen
3rd place: Janet Sturdevant Stuart

Fabric Challenge
1st place: Judy Woodworth
2nd place: Portia Hutcheson
3rd place: Kristi Hawkins

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

MQS Day 2

OK, it is important to note that there was some seriously awful weather here last night. Now, I'm not being a sissy just because I'm from California. Nooooooo. We had lightning, booming thunder and generous amounts of rain. Did I mention that it was also cold? Yeah, like 40 degrees. Oh, and the tornado was supposed to hit at 4 PM. I think that the tornado decided to stop in Oklahoma. God bless and help those folks - they took a big hit from this storm.

So today, the sun is shining, big white puffy clouds, warm breezes and no signs of bad weather. I wonder how you know what to wear when you leave for work/school here. Here are photos of Barbm - the APQS fix-it girl, Birgit from Germany, and Merete from Norway.

Of course, I remembered the weather form MQS last year. Come to think of it, we had a bad storm last year, too. Well, shame on me for not remembering and packing a few more slacks, jeans, parka, row boat and a few less capris and tank tops. OK, enough about the weather.

MQS is always quiet on Monday. Today, things started picking up. There's a few more faces around the tables in the lower lobby. The APQS chat forum has a big sign posted on one table so that we can all gather and meet the people we have been chatting with all year. Today, the table had 10 or 11 people crowded around for lunch. Sherry Rogers-Harrison even stopped by for a visit. Grammie Tammie and Deb F from Chicago arrived this morning. And so did TracyeQ and MtnBarb. We missed these Colorado guys last year - it was good to see them. Loes and Theo from Art and Stitch also crusied by for a visit. They must surely know that the APQS chat table is the "happening place". LOL

I took Deb Levy's Walk on the Wild Side Wide Borders class this morning. It was a great class. We got some inspiration and techniques from Deb and then she turned us loose with stencils and wide paper. I did a fish theme.

Then I took a short break and found some designs ideas in the Sheraton potty.

This afternoon Patty Jo arrives from Oregon. I'm excited to finally meet her. Then about 35 of us are going to descend on the Elephant Bar in Overland Park. Sounds like fun. Wish you were here.

Table for 37 please

And dessert at Sheridans

Monday, May 10, 2010

Heaven is richer by one

Her name was Betty Adams but most of us called her Mema. She taught me how to applique. She taught me much more than that. She survived a bad marriage, lost retirement and upheavals of all sorts. But she stayed gracious through it all. I am so glad that I said "I love you" when we spoke on Wednesday. She will be missed. And heaven has one more quilter today.

MQS 2010 - Day 1

I arrived yesterday. Travel is not the fun it once was. Partly beacuse of security and partly because I'm older. I was relieved to get here. After some Red Bus issues at MCI airport, I made it over to Terminal C to meet LauraJ. She had already paged me once at Terminal B. We planned this so carefully. but did we exhange cell numbers. Uh, no. There she was waiting when I arrived. Well, part of her was there. Laura has lost a ton of weight but her face and smile are the same as they were when we met at Carla Barrett's Quilt Whisperer up in Sacramento.

We made it to the hotel thanks to Garmin. My friend, Mary Beth, picked up our friend, Claudia Pfeil. Poor Claudia got re-routed to Iceland and finally made it to Kansas City 4 hours late. She looked tired and hungry. It is good to see old friends.
Registration starts Monday morning at 7 A.M.

My life has changed in the last couple of years - some bumps, I retired from quilting, and then I moved to Texas. I'm anxious to see what new adventures await me in the next phase of my life.

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