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First contest entry got an Honorable Mention

Category: My Crafty Side | Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 5:46 pm

Between January 1986 and January 2003, I was an avid quiltmaker. If I could remember all the quilts I had made, ranging in sizes from 40 inch square wall hangings to kingsize bed quilts, I could probably come up with around 200.

This is the first wall hanging I made as a contest entry. The fabric maker, P & B Textiles, produced a series of fabrics with wildflower prints and several coordinating tone on tone prints and solids.

Back in the 1960's when Lyndon Johnson was the US president, his wife Ladybird started a program to get states to sow wildflower seeds along their highways. I don't know about other states, but Texas highways are absolutely gorgeous in the spring because of it.
So it just seemed obvious that my entry for this contest should be a pattern some times called The Lone Star (it has a few other names in other areas)
The four stars at the corners have also been called The Lone Star by quilters over the last 200 years.
By the way, Texas is the Lone Star State because our state flag has one large white star on a blue field down the left side of the flag, the right side being divided into to horizontal rectangles - the top is white and the bottom one is red.

Anyway, the wall hanging is titled "Thank You Ladybird Johnson"

I submitted a picture and it was selected for the final judging. It won an Honorable Mention and spent that next year traveling with the other winners to quilt shows around the country.






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reggaefan wrote on Wed Oct 11, 2006 5:55 pm:


Fantastic Toni my mother, aunts grandmother and probably back to thew cave in my family were quilters and if that is Honorable Mention I would like to see what won. Congratulations again




 

glendann wrote on Wed Oct 11, 2006 6:09 pm:


That is a beautiful quit.Is that our Bluebonnets in the center?I think you should have won Grand Champion.What did it look like? Just beautiful work toni my mom and aunts quilted all time.I never had time .




 

dooley wrote on Wed Oct 11, 2006 7:45 pm:


It's beautiful. I don't do quilting enough to enter in anything. I admire people who can do it. Dooley




pondlady wrote on Wed Oct 11, 2006 8:26 pm:


That's simply gorgeous. You have so much artistic talent.




 

eileen wrote on Wed Oct 11, 2006 8:30 pm:


Well if I'd been a judge I think I would have given yours a first Toni. It is absolutely gorgeous and I'd love to have something like that hanging on my bedroom wall!!! How long did it take to make the quilt?




 

Gardenstew wrote on Thu Oct 12, 2006 12:19 am:


So it's back from its travels and now permanently adorning your wall. There's a story there somewhere told from the quilt's prespective ;)

I remember it from your Wall of Shutters topic. So nice to finally see it up close. Looks great!




 

cajunbelle wrote on Thu Oct 12, 2006 12:25 am:


My mother, and Richard's mother and aunt quilted. I have done a little. Yours is very beautiful. Let's see more.




 

toni wrote on Thu Oct 12, 2006 1:41 pm:


Thanks everyone. Making this wall hanging was fun and scary since it was for a contest.

The contest was in 1999, I don't remember what the 1st,2nd and 3rd place hangings were like and the textile company website doesn't have an archives with the pictures. If I remember correctly it had a lot of hand applique and was really pretty.




Donna S wrote on Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:44 pm:


OMG You are so talented in so many ways, The quilts are amazing and beautiful.





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