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Thread: The Fair Results ... more than overwhelmed!! :)

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    Super Member PenniF's Avatar
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    Congratulations !!!!! That is a stunning quilt !!! Wishing you all the very best of luck in it's next round of competition. You deserve to be flying high !!!!

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    Congratulations on a well deserved win! Beautiful entries.
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    Yay, QE!!!! Our FWS group all told you it was a fabulous quilt--now do you believe us??? Totally awesome job and most deserved win. Congrats--I'm cryin' & smilin' with you!
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    You should rightly be very proud!

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    Major congrats to you!! FWS takes so much work, that ribbon is well deserved! It looks awesome! And Monty is quite cute.

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    Your FWS is beautiful. Congratulations.

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    FWS= Farmer's Wife Sampler.

    The blocks are from a book The Farmers Wife Sampler Quilt - Letters from 1920's farm wives and the 111 blocks they inspired.

    There is/was a block of the month here on the board. There is also one for the Farmers Wife Pony Club Sampler Quilt - Letters from the lucky pony winners of 1915 and the 90 blocks that tell their stories.

    I've just ordered the books. Even if I don't make any of the blocks, the books promise to be fascinating.
    http://www.thefarmerswifequilt.com/index.html

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    Wow! Congratulations! They are well-deserved!!
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    Congratulations! Very well deserved.

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    wow -- congrats!! -- impressive!!
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    Dear QuiltE

    congratulations - your FWS is flabbergasting!!! You have every right to fligh high and thank you once again for taking me along.
    Granny

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    Congratulations! You have a right to be proud!

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    Stunning!
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    Congrats, very. Ice work

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    QuiltE, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Both projects are very deserving of the prizes they have been awarded so far and I will be watching closely in February because I am sure that you will be bringing home honours from the OAAS Convention.
    Lori - MamaBear

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    Congratulations...
    I love the mountie

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    Your quilt is absolutely stunning!! What a lot of work and so beautifully done. Congratulations, it is well deserved.
    Families are like old quilts....although they tend to unravel at times...each can be stitched back together with love.

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    Congratultions! What great rewards for all of your hard work.

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    Congratulations and well deserved.

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    Congrats! Fantastic work!
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    congratulations i love the first one!!!
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    Congratulations, your quilt is stunning.
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    Hello All ...
    I've been gone all day, and now home to read your comments!
    Thank you ... it extends the excitement for me and I appreciate every word you have shared.
    Honestly, I never suspected even one little bit that I'd be up for that fancy ribbon.
    Til your comments, I hadn't thought about the contrast of my FWS and Monty ... as you can see I like to do "just for fun" projects too!

    For those asking ... What is the FWS?
    Thanks to the earlier posters for explaining about FWS.
    If you'd like to see the FWS' done by other members of this board check out this link ...
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/blocks-...148904-21.html

    For those asking to see close up pics ... my completed FWS starts at post #203 in the above link.
    I am fortunate to have an incredible LAQ who did an exceptional custom job, with almost every block having a different quilting design. With her talents, it makes it reversable to a full cloth quilt, if desired.

    My version of this quilt includes 3,138 pieces – 144 fabrics – 111 unique blocks
    In the four corners, you'll see four postage stamp blocks which has a piece of every fabric used in the quilt!

    There's one more quilt which I took to the Fair ... and entered it for the maker, our own Swiss Granny_59!!!!
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...k-t201644.html
    Please go and check it out ... and see why it is ever so amazing and became a real show stopper!


    Amanda's Gram ... I laughed when I read your comment about the Quilt Police liking it! Oh SO true ... the convener of the class is one of the top Q cops! And then you got me sniveling away again!!

    PenniF ... oh I was "flying high" for sure!! I was working at the Fair as well, and my colleague kept wondering if I would stay was down to earth and be able to work. Not to worry, I guaranteed ... my head does not swell so easily and I do not become so self-assured!

    JanRN ... aww shucks! Though, you have to remember you and the others all have some pretty outstanding FWS' too! Wouldn't it be grand if they could meet each other IRL some day?

    W4Me ... oh I know you'll make the blocks, just that they won't be in the typical setting! Nor with typical fabrics!!!

    Granny_59 ... My only regret is that you could not be here IRL to receive your accolades in person! Please be share your "flying high" with others, even if they don't really "get it". ahem ... MrG!!!!!!!!

    MamaB ... FWS has to make it past the District level (25 fairs) first, so the chances are about 1 in 25!! Monty's attendance at the Royal York is only a guest appearance, non-competitive! Will you be at the February convention?


    THANKS AGAIN EVERYONE!!! ... for the generous compliments above.

    THANKS TOO, TO THE OTHER FWS'ers who were there with the ooohs and aaaahs supporting me as I followed along the FWS trail. There were times when I was ready to pack it in ... and you were there to nudge me along with encouragement, so that I would finish it off.

    I couldn't have done it without YOU ... and a big part of this success is to your credit!
    BLESS YOU, each and everyone!!!
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    Great job!!! Wonderful that one of our group made it to the top in her own country....we all told you how wonderful it was and the judges agreed!! Top honors to a wonderful person makes us all feel Good!! That Group on QB was called Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt, (FWSQ) lead by Honchey. She is now leading us through the Farmer's Wife Pony Quilt, finishing up in December of this year.

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    OMGoddness what an awesome achivement! Your FWS quilt is gorgeous & Monty is so cute. They both deserved the awards. Congrats. Ya go girl!
    Bev
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