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:

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.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Antique reproduction and Alliance for American Quilts Contest

Virginia is for Lovers, miniature reproduction 2011, 16 x 16

Thought I'd share my all time favorite quilt one more time and let people know that there is still time to vote for it in the Alliance for American Quilts:  AlliancesViewers Choice contest (voting closes 9 p.m. eastern time on Monday Oct. 24th). It is hand appliqued (the 4 little baskets are only 1.5" tall) and hand quilted and I poured my heart and soul into this quilt. Quilt number 117 in the contest. Go to  **If that link does not work or shows survey already taken then please go to, click on link "View, vote, bid! Viewer's Choice Voting" and on next page click on "View, Vote, Bid" to get to the survey. Again it is number 117. This contest is separate from the springtime voting (I am thrilled to say that I won 3rd prize in that voting). Thank you for the support.

It was a delight to recreate four of the blocks from the original quilt, which survived the Civil War in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. 

Antique, circa 1845 crib quilt from Virginia
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