Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Houston... here comes Oliver!



It's official... *Oliver* has been selected as a finalist to be exhibited at the 2011 International Quilt Festival/Houston in the annual IQA fall Judged Show, Quilts: A World of Beauty. And according to IQA, this year’s jury had the difficult task of narrowing a field of 652 entries to 380 finalists.

So as soon as Oliver gets his tushy-tail feathers home from Quilt Odyssey in Hershey, PA, he will get shipped off to Houston... WOW!!! I can't stop saying that. HOUSTON -- the biggest and best quilt show there is... HOUSTON!!! Yes, this is my first quilt juried into Houston and in my mind there could be no better quilt for this first than Oliver. He has almost become a part of my family, everyone refers to him as Oliver, not that owl quilt. He has an identity... truly! I must once again thank Sharon Schamber, for without her knowledge and insight Oliver wouldn't have turned out as fabulous as he did! Spending a week with her and creating Oliver was an amazing experience, one that I will never forget.

7 comments:

  1. Very well done and well deserved. Congratulations!

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  2. I have loved this quilt from the first time I saw it.
    This is the most exciting thing EVER, up until this point. Now the most exciting thing ever will be winning! Congratulations!

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  3. Congratulations! To you *and* Oliver.
    Without your willingness to work hard and your dedication to your craft/art, Oliver would not be who he is either!

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  4. How exciting!! He's so beautiful with such interesting quilting, of course they want him!! :D

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  5. Yippee!!!! We'll keep our fingers crossed for a win!!!! Congratulations on being selected!

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  6. Congratulations! Will you be visiting Houston also? I love how they display the quilts! Can't wait to see Oliver in person

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  7. congratulations, congratulations! wow. just WOW.

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