Friday, October 28, 2011

Viewers Choice Winner- Bloggers Quilt Fest

With the exciting news yesterday that my miniature reproduction quilt "Virginia is For Lovers" won the  Web Viewers Choice in the Alliance for American Quilts, Alliances contest, I knew I had to share it on Amy's Bloggers Quilt Fest. It also won 3rd prize in the membership contest this spring.

And it is probably my favorite quilt ever!  Despite all the teeeny hand applique (little baskets that are only 1.5 inches) and lots and lots of hand quilting, it was wonderful to honor the earlier quilters who made the original crib quilt for a very loved child.
Virginia is for Lovers, 2011
16" x 16"

And here is the antique inspiration quilt, made in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia in 1845.  Yes, this quilt actually survived the Civil War and is more than 160 years old.
Antique quilt
Circa 1845 crib quilt from Virginia
And here's the link to see my antique quilt entry for the show:
http://utahquiltappraiser.blogspot.com/

Thanks again, Amy for hosting this virtual quilt show.  I love seeing what makes other quilters hearts SING!!!!!  Click on the logo to see the show.
Amy'sCreativeSide

42 comments:

  1. Congratulations. :o)
    Your quilt is beautiful.

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  2. Congrats Sandra. I really admire quilters with hand applique skills. Beautiful.

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  3. I enjoy your applique. And your inspiration quilt. It's great to copy a historical quilt.

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  4. what a special thing you do in reproducing and taking care of antique quilts! your little quilt is just so precious. never thought i'd love applique like i do and find it so calming to do. your teensy baskets are just fun! and the quilt from civil war era is inspiring. thanks for sharing!

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  5. It's been fun to follow your journey with this quilt! So glad you shared it here.

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  6. Beautiful, congrats to you, it is lovely. Such tiny applique, someone has a lot of patience.

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  7. Wow! So much going on in such a small quilt! Beautiful applique. A real treasure.

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  8. congratulations! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  9. You always have such beautiful quilts to show!! This one is lovely!!

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  10. It's a lovely quilt. Such beautiful work. No wonder you won some awards with it!

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  11. Gorgeous quilt and wow! I love the Civil War Era quilt, it is amazing!

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  12. Oh my goodness! Thanks for letting me know which number to click on, to see yours...it is just beautiful! I have never done applique like that, and I love to admire quilts by folks like you that can do it so well!

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  13. Congratulations. Just beautiful. I have yet to make a miniature. So lovely!

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  14. A wonderful quilt. I admire all quilters who can do such a nice thing.

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  15. It's fantastic and great work! I love the inspiration quilt, too. :)

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  16. Such a lot of detail in that little quilt. It's beautiful!

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  17. How sweet that you have re-made a historically significant quilt. You are very talented!

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  18. Thanks for all the lovely compliments on my quilt. I'm glad you are all enjoying seeing it and the antique inspiration.

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  19. Absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations-this award is well deserved.

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  20. Wow! What a lovely way to honor quilting history.

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  21. Wonderful, Sandra - I do love this quilt! And Congratulations on winning the Viewer's Choice award!

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  22. Fabulous! I love how inspiring old quilts are. This one is a gem!

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  23. I can see why it won that award. Such beautiful hand work!

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  24. Just darling...love the primitive look. I would give it an award.

    Nana

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  25. What a gorgeous quilt! Congrats on the wins!

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  26. Congrats on your wins with this little quilt. Very nice miniature. Love the antique inspiration quilt, too.

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  27. Your quilt is beautiful! Congratulations!

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  28. I am so happy for your win! I've voted for yours every time so this is exciting news!

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  29. Lovely quilt. Thanks for sharing it!

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  30. What a beautiful quilt and I love the history beind it. Congratulations.

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  31. What a charming little quilt. I love the classic baltimore style :o) Thanks for sharing

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  32. Beautiful quilt Sandra. It's a keeper!

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  33. Congratulations on a beautiful quilt!

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  34. Beautiful job...congratulations..thanks for sharing with us.

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  35. Great to see your inspiration along with your lovely quilt.

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  36. It really is a great quilt! Thank you so much for supporting the Alliance with this stellar artwork...

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