As I was searching for something totally unrelated, I came across a quilt I had made in 1991 titled, “Hoffman Garden”. It was part of the Great American Quilt Festival II. I think the theme may have been something to do with flowers. Contests were pretty sparse back then. I had entered the first festival in 1986 and had my name published in the book, "All Flags Flying" as being runner up from Maine.
I decided to try again in 1991 and won. It was a purchase award by the American Folk Art Museum (Then known as the Museum of American Folk Art). I traveled with my friend to New York City to attend the ceremony and met my idol, Jean Ray Laury. She could see I was nervous and was ever so sweet to me. There was no publication for the second contest, so I had lost track of this all together.
As far as the quilt is concerned, I hope "I've come a long way baby"!
i always knew you were a super quilter wendy...that was a great book too!ReplyDelete
Styles and colors change, but our love of quilting never wanes! And that is just as it should be.ReplyDelete
Great quilt legacy Wendy!ReplyDelete
A beautiful quilt and an example to support other Quilters and make memories.
Thank you for sharing!
You have been an impressive quilter for longer than I knew. :)ReplyDelete
What a wonderful quilting history you have. You seemed to have moved in a different direction since then, but your work remains beautiful and so inspiring.ReplyDelete
How much fun that must have been to see your quilt pop up unexpectedly -- yes, you've come a long way but you also had a strong foundation to build on.ReplyDelete
Your quilt is a style that was really popular at the time. I was never very successful with it myself. I did sew one together for a friend who laid it all out.ReplyDelete
It’s interesting to see where you were at with quilting then. Very cool to win an award!ReplyDelete
How fun to come across your own quilt--what a surprise!ReplyDelete
What a wonderful quilt, Wendy, and so well deserved of a purchase award! I entered that 1986 show, too, and my quilt won 2nd in NJ. Did you go to that show? We may have been there at the same time. Wouldn't that have been something! I love ALL your work. You are so talented :)ReplyDelete