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Thread: I'm so happy & surprised! I won a ribbon!

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    Cool I'm so happy & surprised! I won a ribbon!

    I entered a quilt into the county fair - this is the first time I've ever entered any sort of competition of any kind, ever in my entire life, and today when we went to the fair I was so surprised to find a ribbon pinned to my quilt!!

    At first I couldn't find my quilt and I was thinking, "Wow, it was so awful they didn't even hang it!" But then I found it and saw the ribbon and was so surprised!

    It's a 4th place ribbon, which isn't THAT impressive but I really didn't think I would win anything at all - I just wanted to enter to sort of put myself out there. And there were a LOT of really nice quilts in my category (novice, machine quilted, machine pieced) there so it's not like I was just the worst out of only 4 entries, LOL. I'm really excited & encouraged...definitely going to enter again next year!

    Here it is, hanging at the fair:
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    Congratulations! Your quilt is lovely!
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    WOW, beautiful quilt!!! Congratulations !!!

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    What a thrill! Congratulations on taking the leap and entering a quilt - it definitely deserves a ribbon.
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    Any time you get a ribbon, it is impressive. Sometimes there are a lot of quilts in the pieced category so to get a ribbon is awesome. Great quilt by the way!

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    WOW congrats!!!!

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    Lovely quilt, and congratulations!!!
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    Oh good for you, like the quilt. Barb
    be happy

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    Congrats on your ribbon for a wonderful quilt!

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    It is a beautiful quilt, and I can assure that 4th place does mean something, no matter how many quilts are entered. I've helped the judge several times at a local fair, and they have been instructed not to even give all the ribbons if the quilts don't deserve them.

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    Way to Go.. Good Job.

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    What a pretty quilt! And good for you to enter - that take guts, and I am so glad that your skill was rewarded with a ribbon.

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    Congratulations. Very fun quilt!

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    Congratulations! You did a beautiful job! I like the shading in your layout. I think the judges did, too.

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    Beautiful quilt!
    Congratulations on your ribbon.

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    Beautiful! Congratulations!

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    How exciting for you! It's just lovely!

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    congrats... beautiful quilt
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    It is a very pretty quilt and congratulations. I am sure it is the first of many ribbons that you will win over your quilting life.

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    Congrats! Beautiful job! I do think its that impressive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    It is a beautiful quilt, and I can assure that 4th place does mean something, no matter how many quilts are entered. I've helped the judge several times at a local fair, and they have been instructed not to even give all the ribbons if the quilts don't deserve them.
    That's good to know! I'm pretty proud of my ribbon, I really can't get over the fact that I got one at all! Of course I HOPED I'd win something but I honestly did not think I would. Next year's quilt will be even better!

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    Of course a pink ribbon is impressive, you did well!
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    Congratulations! It's a pretty quilt and am glad you got a ribbon.

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    How exciting, that is wonderful, congrats.
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    way to go in taking the leap and the next one will be a different colors.

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