This past weekend was a BIG weekend of quilting amazingness for me! I spent Thursday through Saturday at the Ricky Tims Super Quilt Seminar in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I will blog more about that adventure later on…but I do have to say it was AMAZING! I also was lucky enough to meet and learn from amazing quilt artist Pam Holland…if you don’t know who I’m talking about…google her now!!! So…while I was away learning TONS…I had five quilts hanging in the ‘For the Love of Quilts Quilt Show’ in Belleville, WI. It was my first time having quilts in this show and I wish I could have seen them hanging…but not enough that I wanted to skip Ricky. My friend Trish also had quilts in the show and she went on Saturday afternoon. She had a few quilts appraised and she’s be able to pick them up when the show concluded. I got some pretty exciting texts with pictures once Trish had time to peruse the quilt show. The quilt – Novitiate Nebula…Received a ‘Vendors Choice’ ribbon from TJ Woodworm!Modern Log Cabin…Received Vendors Choice from Keep Me In Stitches Quilt Shop, Appleton WI. And “Once Upon a Time…” Received a ‘Judges Choice’ ribbon AND VIEWER’S CHOICE!!!! I was beyond shocked and pleased about all of these fabulous ribbons. Did you see? The ribbons are all handmade! We also received our critique sheets from the judges. One thing they commented on was that you should sew your top and bottom borders on first…then the sides? I have always done it the other way – sides first and then top and bottom because then I am always sewing the shortest length strip possible…do you know what I mean? Has anyone else heard of this rule? Do you know why it’s done or why it’s important to do it this way? Completely a curiosity thing. I have my reasons for doing it the way I do…but am definitely open to learning why the other way works better. Have I mentioned it was a good weekend?