I was astounded to learn that “Mom’s Lily Bed” won the Runner-Up ribbon for Best of Show at Pacific International Quilt Festival last weekend! I was over the moon! I still feel kind of shell shocked, in a good way.Can’t even believe this ribbon!I’m pretending to be normal but inside I am jumping up and down, screaming, skipping!There’s my quilt in the “Winner’s Circle”-who’d a thunk it?AND I EVEN WIN A SEWING MACHINE!My Daisy Vest also ribboned and received an Honorable Mention in the Vest, Jacket, Coat category!
Is this all for real or am I dreaming?
I will be having both professionally photographed when I get them back, but in the meantime I’ve included some additional photos of “Mom’s Lily Bed”. I used these in a previous post, but I know you’re not going to page back to it! It is exceptionally difficult to photograph a whole cloth quilt, so you have to bear with me.By the way, that beautiful fabric on the border is raw silk by Linda M Designs. I also used Radiance fabric by Robert Kaufman for the center, dupioni silk for the inset and binding and wool batting. I also used a variety of threads: metallic, rayon, cotton, silk as well as seed beads.
This photo of the back shows my sleeve-I like to use silk organza for the sleeve-strong but transparent so the stitching still shows.
I’ll probably have 2 posts about all the exceptional quilts and garments at PIQF in a few days, when I return to earth!
Connie Horne says
Jenny, this quilt is fabulous! I also took pictures when I saw it at PIQF. You are an absolute wonderful machine quilter. I know there are more ribbons coming your way. Congratulations!
Thank you Connie-it was good to see you at PIQF-thanks for being a cheerleader!
Beautiful quilt and vest. Congratulations!
Thank you-I’m giddy still!
Priscilla Read says
Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for showing the details including the back. Congratulations!
Thank you Priscilla-it’s been a wild ride!
Valerie Bonkowski says
Congratulations on your win! The judges got it right. Your quilt is amazing and your vest is absolutely wonderful.
Thank you Valerie-I am still floating!
Fantastic quilt! Congratulations – on both ribbons!
Thank you Pat-to ribbon twice was beyond any expectation!
Thanks for sharing! Congratulations, you have a wonderful talent and I’m looking forward to taking a class from you in November!
Thank you Cheryl! Look forward to seeing you in class!
So exciting for those of us “who knew you when.”
Both of these pieces are unique, something not seen before and obviously caught the judges eyes. Bravo! Can’t wait to see what you create next.
Thank you Marcia-knew me when?? I’m looking forward to seeing what the judges say-their view is always a little different.
Marcia Russell says
Knew you when you weren’t the Famous Award Winning Jenny Lyon! LOL
How absolutely thrilling but well-deserved–congratulations!
Thank you Carol-this has been a thrilling experience!
Congratulations! How very exciting a well-deserved! Float up in those clouds as long as you like!!!
Thanks Kelly-I am indeed in the clouds-been there for a few days and I’m sure I’ll be coming down to earth soon!
Sylvia Earl says
Jenny, whoever took the photo of you and Lily is to be commended, really shows the texture! Congratulations again on both ribbons!
Thanks Syvia! Wish I could take photos that really showed texture-that’s difficult.
Laura Conowitch says
Jenny, you are a very talented quilter…you earned the awards! Congratulations!
Thank you Laura!
Roxane Lessa says
So proud of you! You deserve it-it’s gorgeous!
Thank you Roxanne-I’m still beaming!
Woohoo!! I am so proud of you, Jenny!! Way to go!!
Thank you Carla! It’s been a wild ride.
Amazing work! Congrats to you.
Thank you and thank you for checking out my blog!
Stunning!! I can see why you are giddy with excitement!
Thank you! Giddy has been in my vocabulary more than usual….
Jenny, Congratulations – Again! – well deserved! I can tell that the Lily quilt is a ‘must see in person’ type of quilt. And thanks for the tip on the organza rod pocket!!! What a fantastic idea.
Thanks Diane! I will be getting it professionally photographed. As to the organza-as a garment maker I’ve always got tons of it laying around and I think it makes the best sleeve!
Jenny, congratulations. It is a beautiful quilt and I am happy you won. Sorry I missed PIQF this year, traveling again.
Thank you Mary! Good for you-traveling-enjoy every minute!
Linda McLaughlin says
Congratulations Jenny! You’ve made that fabric look fabulous.
Great raw material to start with Linda! Your fabric made the quilt-I needed the feel of the moist, mossy, earthy ground and the nubby texture and “sun dappled” silk was just what I needed-thank you!
Fantastic! Well deserved prizes! I loved your quilt. I ran through so fast that I don’t think I saw the vest but that is extraordinary as well! Congratulations!
Thank you-it’s still not really sinking in!
Jacquelin B. says
Felicidades por el premio y por un quilt tan fabuloso.
Jenny, your piece is amazing. Love it. Congratulations on the ribbon and new sewing machine. Really enjoyed seeing you at IQA.
Thank you Nancy! I enjoyed seeing you, talking to you and reading your “Seasonal Palette” journal.