Back from MQS

Boy am I wiped out.  And I get to do it all over again this coming week…

I had a wonderful time at MQS in Overland Park, Kansas.   MQS stands for Machine Quilter’s Showcase — it is one of several national quilt shows that focuses on quilting done by machine quilters.  There were lots of amazing quilts and tons of wonderful vendor.  The best part, of course, is seeing friends that live far away.

The second best part was …..winning a ribbon!!!!!

I entered my quilt Peppermint Ice Cream in the Bread and Butter Category.  This requirements for the category change each year — this year, quilts could be based on the Turning Twenty patterns, a Churn Dash (or Churn Dash variation), or a Boston Commons quilt.  The idea is that you quilt the quilt the way you would a customer’s quilt.

Peppermint Ice Cream is a Churn Dash variation.   I posted about it several months ago when I was piecing and quilting it.  Patti helped me name the quilt (thank, Patti!)

I wasn’t expecting to win anything, but was thrilled to get a 2nd place ribbon!

I brought my friend Lynn home with me — she and I will try to rest and relax and then we’ll head up to St. Paul for the Minnesota Quilt Show.  We’ll be in the A-1 booth at the show, if you happen to come to the show, come visit us.

I’ll post more later, it’s almost time for supper….

I was just looking at my blog, finding some fo the posts about the quilt from back in February when I was working on it — and realized that Peppermint Ice Cream is the quilt that is pictured in my blog header….sometimes I’m sort of…flaky…LOL….

12 comments

  1. Diane F says:

    Congrats Suzanne! I will be at the show with a friend on Thursday, so I will see you then.

  2. Vivian Love says:

    Suzanne, Congratulations on your ribbon. I loved seeing all your quilts in the show and it was nice to meet you. You are so talented! -Vivian Love

  3. Patti says:

    Congratulations on your ribbon! You deserve it – it’s a wonderful quilt! I can hardly wait to find that Quiltmaker magazine in the store!

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