My good friend and mentor, Doris, entered a quilt in the FBC Crowley Quilt Show this weekend. She told me to enter a quilt too. "What quilt?" I asked. "All mine go out the door as soon as they are finished" But then she reminded me of the disappearing 4 patch baby quilt I made and intended to sell on Etsy. So, at her insistence, I entered the quilt. When I went to the show yesterday afternoon I came upon my little quilt - with a ribbon hanging on it, no less. I was shocked - in fact I am still in a state of shock. Granted, it was 3rd place but, wow! A ribbon!
It was quite an eye opening lesson. I think I might try it again and take to heart her suggestions. But for now, I am just sew thrilled and sitting on a cloud! I don't think I will sell that little quilt after all. It's going to have a special place on the wall - with ribbon attached! A reminder that you're never too old to learn!