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

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

    The last two weekends I took my FWS quilt, Monty and a few other things to two different Fairs. I was more than pleased and excited ... somewhat overwhelmed .... can you say state of shock?

    Both were excellent shows, with many quality entries. At the first only the winners get hung fully, at the 2nd one, all are hung and with an abundance of entries, a few get folded, only because they run out of hanging space.

    My FWS, placed first (red ribbons in Canada!) at both Fairs as well as at a June Fair in the "pieced quilt, machine quilted" category. When I went in last Thursday night to check the results, I could see it hanging in the place of honour, but thought they must have changed those positionings. As I got closer, I could see that fancy ribbon .... Grand Champion of all Machine Quilted entries. I stood there in disbelief and at a loss for words ... the tears came ... and can you imagine my big grin all weekend? That white/green card also signifies that it will represent the Fair at the district Fair competition where all Grands come together. I'm still in a state of unbelief!!!
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    Many of you have followed Monty in his development and recruitment to the RCMP. We now have a twice decorated Mountie, with red stripes garnered at both Fairs. He was also invited to go to the Provincial Convention in February, where they showcase unique entries from across the province to help stimulate new class ideas at Fairs.
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    Red Ribbons (firsts) were also received for my BCS Mystery in "non-quilted quilt top" class, and for a "mounted quilt block, labelled"

    Needless to say, I am still smiling ....... and overwhelmed!
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    Congratulations and well deserved!

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    MAJOR congratulations!! It sure looks like this represents a ton of time and planning. So happy for you and for the recognition. Love your Mountie as well.

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    Congratulations! Very well deserved.

    Good for Monty bringing honour to our Canadian mounties.

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    the work represented in that quilt deserves ribbons. Congratulations!
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    congrats, so, so very nice

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    Fabulous quilt, you more than deserved your ribbon, its just beautiful.

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    Well done. You have a right to feel very proud.

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    Congratulations! Well deserved for all the work. Still love Monty, truly a Canadian symbol.

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    Way to go, both are stunning quilts.

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    Congrats! Your talent shows in your work.

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    Congratulations!!! They are wonderful quilts -- very deserving of the honors!! Great job!! Love Monty!!
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    I am so happy for you. What a wonderful weekend. You will remember it always.
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    Your quilts are beautiful and are well-deserving of the prizes!
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    I am really enthralled with your FWS quilt. This may be a really stupid question, but what does FWS stand for? I surely can see why it would be a blue ribbon winner. It is gorgeous and so well done. Would love to see some close ups.

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    congrats... love the mountie
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    That quilt deserves a place of honor. By the way, what is an FWS quilt?
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    WOW!!! CONGRATS!!!!! What a wonderful honor! I had tears when I read that you stood there with tears. It's REALLY nice to find out the "quilt police" really like your work, isn't it!!! I'll smile all day thinking about this!!!
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    Congradulations...well deserved from what I can see~!! Awesome...I cried for you..Really!

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    Bravo!!!!!!!!!!!(love Monty!)

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    Congratulations!! Lovely quilts, the FWS is gorgeous!
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    Your FWS(what does that stand for) is awsome, gorgeous,etc!!! Also, like your "Monty" he is handsome!!
    Both of those things deserved all the ribbons that they received.

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    Congratulations. Well deserved on both. I would love to see closeups of the quilting on your FWS.

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    Congrats to you, absolutely stunning quilts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nellybelle View Post
    Your FWS(what does that stand for) .

    Farmers Wife Sampler

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