Monday, March 5, 2012

I got into Paducah!

If you live in Canada, it would be in your best interest to close your windows for the next 48 hours.   If not, you will probably hear my loud shouts of joy that my quilt got into AQS Paducah!

I received an email tonight telling me  that the semi-finalists were posted on their website.   I went and started at the top with the 'A's'.   Fyi, my last name is White.   I scrolled slowly down recognizing names such as Fallert, Caryl Bryer  and Hansen, Gloria.   By the 'R's' I couldn't take it anymore and had to zoom right to the 'W's'.   Do you know what I saw?

White, Jackie

Yeppers, my name!   My little ol' name on the list for acceptances into Paducah with all those hot shot quilters!

The quilt is 'Let the Vines Shine Thru'.   It uses my original 3D technique, stamping,Shiva paintstiks, my hand dyed fabrics and a ton of free motion quilting, none of it stippling.  

This quilt was inspired by the border fabric.   A fellow church member had found this vintage polyester fabric in her attic.  Yes, I did say polyester.  And yes, it was not near as nice as cotton to work with.    



Let the festivities begin=)

22 comments:

Pam said...

congratulations love it

Needled Mom said...

YEAH!!!! Congratulations. That is awesome and beautiful.

Lynn said...

Awesome! Congratulations!

Mama Pea said...

I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU AND PROUD OF YOU! Look for Maggie Szafranski. She's the other person I know who got in! Woo hoo! (I've never met her IRL either, but I have "known" her now for 3.5 years!)

iluvmybugs said...

Congratulations Jackie!!! Beautiful quilt!!
~Terry!

Linda Robertus said...

Wow Jackie, that is brilliant news!!! Congratulations! Well done!!

Gene Black said...

Congrats!

SarahVee said...

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY! I'm OPENING my windows to celebrate with you! I love this quilt! Congratulations Jackie. Enjoy the experience.

jlk said...

HOOOOOORAAAAYYYYY!!!!

Gill said...

Congratulations Jackie!
I'm sure I could hear the shouting here in the UK!!

Susan Being Snippy said...

Always great to see an acceptance to the big shows but even more so to a fellow Canadian. Congrats!

Diane said...

Congratulations,Jackie. I can hear you across Georgian Bay. The sky is the limit,way to go.

Pat V. said...

Woo hoo! Congratulations! So exciting, I'm thrilled for you!

sandra said...

Congratulations Jackie that is so wonderful, you sooo deserve it your quilt is beautiful. Blessings Sandra

Snoodles said...

I'm so happy for you!!! I opened my windows and shouted happy shouts for you, all the way down here...then I closed the window, cos it's freaking cold! LOL I could hear you, though! Heehee!
Seriously, congratulations....I love that beautiful piece. Can't believe it has some polyester in it! :)

Renate said...

Oh my Oh My Oh My! Congratulations Jackie! I've been to Paducah, it was quite a while ago and it is quite a show! Oh how wonderful for you!

Margarita Korioth said...

I can hear you in Florida!!LOL Your quilt is beautiful. Hopefully they will hang our quilts together. Are you planning to go?

Rolanda said...

Congratulations!!!! I am so happy for you. And I love that quilt. I think it is one of my favourites of your quilts that I've seen. Good luck in Paducah...

Aimee said...

So awesome. Congratulation, you must be soooooooo excited.

CraftyViolet said...

Awesome news! Congratulatons! So nice to see them accpet Canadian quilters as among the best!!!

Linda said...

I heard you all the way in Sunsite!!!
Congrats Jackie!!! It si a masterpiece. Good luck in Paduca.

Judy Martin said...

wonderful news!
Congratulations.
xx