ELAINE QUEHL, Quilt Artist, Teacher, Dyer, Designer

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

First Place

Tonight was the big awards ceremony at the International Quilt Festival, Houston. Facebook has been buzzing with news of who won what and I've received several emails congratulating me. I was surprised and delighted to learn that the award for "Curtain Call 2" is "First Place" in the "Art-Naturescapes" category. I had been told the quilt won an award but the nature of the award was not disclosed until tonight. Someone even sent me a photo of the award announcement (below).

Curtain Call 2

You will find Curtain Call 2 is also featured on page 32 of "International Quilt Festival Quilt Scene" magazine. This magazine covers the show, and will be available for sale at many news stands and on-line at the Interweave Store. You can purchase a digital copy from anywhere in the world, which you can download at your computer.

Red Stool is also hanging at the show. Because the piece has an irregular shape, I was required to sew it to a black background. I made a black quilt and hand-sewed Red Stool to it. I sure hope it is holding up and hanging OK.
Red Stool
Doing a little celebrating tonight :-)

24 comments:

  1. Congratulations Elaine! Wonderful exciting news! :)

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    1. Thank you Heather. I still can't believe it.

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  2. Congratulations, Elaine, such a well-deserved honor!

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  3. It's a beautiful quilt. Congratulations for your prize!

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    1. Thank you Dominique for dropping by to congratulate me :-)

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  4. So well deserved! Congratulations! I'm very happy for you.

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  5. Congratulations, Elaine! That is absolutely wonderful. I am so happy for you.

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  6. Dear Elaine,

    YAY! YIPEE! YAHOO! What great news!

    Congratulations,

    Josée

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  7. Jumping for joy for you, Elaine! Well deserved.

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  8. EXCELLENT NEWS, Elaine, not surprising at all. Well done,

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  9. Congratulations Elaine, and to think I was fortunate to take machine quilting classes with an award winner from the Houston show.

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    1. Well I wasn't a Houston award winner when you took the class Jackie! I had to practice a few more years ...

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  10. What wonderful news! Congratulations, Elaine.

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  11. It looked fabulous at the show. Congratulations!

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  12. Thank you Norma, and congratulations to you too. I hope you had a great time in Houston!

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  13. Super news Elaine! Congratulations!!!

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    1. Thank you Kit, and congratulations on your wins at Q=A=Q! I hope to get to see the show before it ends.

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