Thursday, April 16, 2009

American Legacy Quilt Show: Creating Tomorrow's Treasures

Have been awaiting my return shipment from the show when I received a distressing call from Fed Ex saying that the box that it was shipped in got caught in the conveyor belt, ripped the box and damaged my quilt. I am heartbroken as this is the first time my quilts have actually placed in a juried event. The lady from the Fed Ex Damaged Dept was very kind but could not tell me if the quilt could be fixed or not. Still not sure how a conveyor belt can break through a box or how much damage has been done. Will have to wait and assess the damage upon its return. Words cannot describe what I am feeling right now. On the bright side of things, and I always try to see the good in everything, both of my quilts won! "Life's A Beach" received second place and "Emerald Treasures" placed third. Both Caroline Benefield and Jane Rodgers from the quilt show have been extremely apologetic through no fault of their own and very kind and helpful in providing me with information and helping me to process my claim through Fed Ex. Am crossing my fingers that things go well and that I can somehow repair the damage to "Emerald Treasures." Wish me luck!!!

Monday, April 13, 2009

American Legacy Quilt Show in Georgia

I just received news that Emerald Treasures placed third in the Art Category Division for the American Legacy Quilt Show in Tifton, Georgia. The Georgia Agrirama Foundation and The Wiregrass Quilters Guild sponsored the event that was held at the University of Georgia Conference Center from April 9-11, 2009. The theme was Creating Tomorrow's Treasures and was judged by Brenda Kalata, an NQA certified judge from St. Augustine, Fla. There were 108 competition quilts, nine presidential quilts, 14 antique quilts, and a Log Cabin raffle quilt. This was Emerald Treasures first time away from home and I am touched that they fared well. You can see pictures and read more about it here