Sunday Stash #128 – First Prize
Well, colour me happy! There’s a
sofa quilt in here for two! This weekend was the Modern Quilt Show Australia ran by the Wollongong Modern Quilt Guild. As previously mentioned, I entered my No Value Does Not Equal Free quilt as a way to publicly display the cost of quilting conversation. My simple hope was that people would see this quilt and create their own discussions around the monetary value of quilt making.
However, I arrived at the show on Saturday, turned the corner into the exhibition hall, and not only was my quilt first in line, it had also won First Prize in the Minimalistic Design category! This is the show that I entered last year and won Best in Show, so I was completely and utterly not expecting to win anything this year. (Not that awards is what we do this for, but it does play on your mind when you are entering judged shows). I thought I surely would have used up all my quilt show karma last year, and I was completely fine with that. Seeing that handcrafted ribbon attached to my quilt exclaiming a First Prize left me speechless! Because it is made out of fabric, I’m totally claiming it as my Sunday Stash #128 contribution. Since I kind of own the link-up I can bend the rules to suit my needs, right? Yeah, thought so. So all of that: incredible.
As an aside, I thought the Modern Quilt Show Australia was so wonderfully curated! All modern quilt styles were represented, and there was a breadth of fabric choices, creators and guests in attendance. It was an absolute pleasure to be a part of such quilt brilliance! (Check out the IG hashtag: modernquiltshowau for heaps of photos!) Also, a giant thank you and applause for the Wollongong Modern Quilt Guild for taking on the enormous effort to put on this show. The hard work and dedication does not go unappreciated. Maybe next year I go for the hat trick?