Well, it's been a FULL week here, & frankly I'm glad it's over. We're all tired & maybe a little cranky after the hard work we put into the Alaska Fiber Festival. The show was good. A few things could've been better, & we're going to try to learn from the hitches. Nothing major, just a slow start to the Fashion Show, (but I wasn't there, so don't know about it first hand).
Today I thought I'd just do a quick post to show you the award ribbons that I made for the show. I really had fun with the Art Quilt Ribbons. I didn't get any of them back. My quilt wasn't included in the judging. Oh well.
This was 1st place Art Quilt.
I used a piece of my friend Mindy's fused art glass in the center, & embossed the center together with embossing enamel. It was pretty messy, but I liked the results. I wired & beaded & sewed the center into a circle of copper mesh.
& 3rd place were done the same way.
I made 2 of these for the Aussie Challenge viewer's choice awards.
This was for the Recipe Quilt Challenge.
I liked how this one turned out. It was for the "Barrowmore Quilt Challenge".
I loved this purple fabric when I bought it, & it was very expensive, but I doubt I would ever actually use it on a quilt, so I thought this was a good use for it.
These 2 were for the 50/50 challenge. It was art to wear by 2 people.
Trendy Trench Coats, 1st
& 3rd place.
This last is made from leather, was for the Tundra Boot Challenge.
When I 1st volunteered for the ribbons I was thinking I'd be making somewhere between 3 & 6. I hadn't realized that it would end up being 14. I was proud of how different I managed to make the ribbons, & made them to fit each challenge. It was actually fun!
I'll add more on the AFF later this week. Right now I have to run to UPS to mail out the Hoffman Challenges & pick up some of my quilts from downtown. The owner of Sivigney Art Gallery downtown, came to the show yesterday, & asked if she could keep my "Oh! To Dance With A Dolphin" longer, & would I be willing to do a show in her gallery next winter. Of course I said "Sure", so I guess I better get busy cranking out pieces to sell!