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Thread: A Day of Worry

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    A Day of Worry

    I entered my "Lucky Stars" quilt in the High Plains Quilt Festival held in Portales, NM, in hopes of getting a valuable critique. (See my original post when the quilt was finished awhile back: http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...d-t194849.html).

    The show arranged pick-up and delivery of quilts from various guilds and quilting groups in our region. When my friend from our guild who was our liaison received the quilts for our guild, she checked them off against her records and discovered mine was missing. Quickly I received a call from one of the organizers of the show apologizing and telling me that they were in the process of connecting with all of the delivery locations to see if my quilt could be found.

    I wasn't too worried, because I trust the show organizers and I also know the character of the people in west Texas and eastern NM -- if the quilt had gotten into someone else's hands, it would find its way back to me. The call I received a few days later came from the show organizer again -- they had located the quilt in Dimmit, TX, where it had been put in with that group's quilts. That evening a call came from the lady in Dimmit saying she would get it to me the next time she was in Lubbock.

    What a relief! I am so happy to know that it is safe. I am told that it has received a "Merchant's Award", so I am anxious to see what that is all about. That show is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, and the merchants in town generously support it.

    All's well that ends well!

    Dayle

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    Happy you found it! And congrats on the merchants award. Will be interesting to find out what that is.

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    So glad you found it!!! Very distressing, I'm sure....
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    So glad it was found so quickly. I was born in Lubbock and lived in Portales in grades 1-4. My grandmother lived in Levelland. Haven't been back in that area in a very long time.

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    So glad it's found and on its way home.
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    Sew glad your quilt is safe and sound and eventually will be back in your hands.
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    Congrats on winning the award! And glad your quilt is headed home.

    Alison

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    Congratulations! It's a beautiful quilt!!!
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    So glad your quilt was found. Congratulations on your award.

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    Oh My, I am so glad they found your quilt. It is wonderful you got an award. Let us know about it Please!
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    I attended the Portales show and admired your quilt and the work you put into it. It looked great hanging, the lighting was really good in the venue this year.
    jackie

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    So glad that your treasure of a quilt was found!
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    Glad to learn that your quilt was located. Congratulations on your award.

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    Wow! I didn't see your quilt on your previous thread, but, while I normally prefer much more sedate looking quilts, I'm absolutely floored by what you did with that Fons and Porter pattern. Hope you sent them a picture of it. You have inspired me to give that pattern a try using fabrics more in line with what you have done. That's a real beauty and I'm so glad you found it.

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    So glad it was found and congrats on the award

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    Good to read a story with a happy ending. Congratulations re the Merchant's Award. Maybe it'll be FQs or yardage for your stash.

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    Whoa, that is a little scary! Glad that it all worked out for the good. Contrary to a lot of stories in the media, there are a lot of honest, trustworthy people out there. A friend of mine traveled to Sisters, OR to teach one year but forgot to take her sample quilts with her. She called me, told me how to get into her house and where to find the quilts, and then how to send them to her. I was nervous about doing this mostly because of having to put them in the mail. I was so relieved to get the call that they arrived safely. She was not concerned! It can be nerve wracking to trust a precious-to-you quilt to another person's care.

    (Oh and by the way, your quilt is stunning!!!)

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    I am so glad they found your quilt! I love it and would love to make one like it!

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    CONGRATS on winning the award. I can imagine how worried you must have been. Glad to hear it is safe and sound.

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    That must have been a long long day for you. But it ended well and now you are happy. Thanks for sharing this story.
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    You had me on the edge of my seat for a minute there!! Whew!

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    What a relief! Congrats on your award.

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    Glad your beautiful quilt has been located. Please let us know more about your reward when you can.

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    Glad there's a happy ending (or soon will be). Congrats on the award!
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