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Thread: I got my First Blue Ribbon

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    Super Member Gramyx7's Avatar
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    I entered this quilt in a new catorgy at the State Fair "Old quilts newly quilted", and won first award. The comments the judges wrote said, excellent quilting, great job on binding, and great choice on backing which I tried to find older looking muslin and i used a dirty looking thread, ha I was surprised to get The First Award Blue Ribbon . This quilt was hand piced and treadle pieced in the 1930's and it has some late 1800's fabrics in it as well. so I have two pics hope I can do this this time.

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    full shot, sun in my face not a good pic
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    ooh, very nice!
    Congrats on the win!

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    Congratulations. It's a very nice quilt. :D

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    Congrats, Lovely quilt.

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    Congratulations, Lynn! What an awesome honor!

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    That's a beautiful quilt! Great work finishing it! Congratulations on your blue ribbon!!!!!

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    A well-deserved blue ribbon. Congratulations!

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    Congratulations, that is a beautiful quilt and you did a wonderful job with the quilting!!

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    Congratulations. Great job.

    I always get a fuzzy warm feeling when I see an old (or even a fairly-new) quilt that someone has repaired/finished. Thanks for sharing.

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    Congrats! Lovely quilt. It is so exciting to win. I won first place on an heirloom dress I made my little cousin and nearly burst when they called out my name.

    Keep the ribbons coming.

    TENSI

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    WOW. How exciting for you. I'm scared to put mine in a judging.

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    Quilterlynn: I think I may have drooled and touched your quilt in person when we were at the OregonState Fair! We attend every year but I've never entered anything in the State Fair. I mostly do the county fair. How wonderful that you won the blue ribbon. It's lovely and you've revived a treasure. What a keepsake. Do you know the original maker of the quilt? Thanks for sharing.

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    Great job! The ribbon was definitely deserved!

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    Congratulations...what a gorgeous quilt!!!

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    Great job on the quilting!

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    I have an antique quilt top that I am thinking of quilting. It is in really good condition. Was it difficult working with the older top? I am a little nervous to try it, but want to make it more "safe" by quilting it. Thanks!

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    Your quilts are fantastic, made mine look like MUD!!!

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    :oops: :oops: sorry, that post didnt belong there!!! :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

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    Congratulations!!!! Your quilting is beautiful on it!!! What a wonderful quilt!!! :D :D

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    I just love old quilts--and how wonderful that you quilted it and won a blue ribbon! Isn't it fun winning something like that--it's nice to be recognized because you did such a beautiful job!
    Do you have plans for something else for next year?

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    Congratulations on a well deserved award :D . I am so happy that others love these old treasures. You did a great job.

    Someone took great care in making that top, I am so glad that it is now in usable condition with someone that will treasure it also.



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    What a beautiful old quilt. You did a great job of quilting it. It deserved that blue ribbon.

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    Your first blue ribbon. Congratulations! Your quilt is great.

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    Feathers... Yes I know the makers name never met her. Ida (Daniels) Stephenson, or vice versa, she was my friends Aunts mother. We went back to Arkansas two years ago after the uncle and aunt passed away, for the auction in Hatfield. and in one of the boxes was this quilt top already pieced. I have several blocks that she used newspaper for the pattern that are crumbling, the only date we could find on one is 1911, not sure what to do with all of those. I did stop and spend all of my savings on 36 real Feed Sacks, and I have made a Grandmothers Fan out of a few of them. A couple still have the paper and real thread.
    I hope you did touch it at the fair, I didn't get to go. Thanks for all the congrats to everyone, first time I have posted a pic on here. I look at everyones pics though and read through everything.

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    I have an antique quilt top that I am thinking of quilting. It is in really good condition. Was it difficult working with the older top? I am a little nervous to try it, but want to make it more "safe" by quilting it. Thanks!


    I never noticed a difference, I have quilted several old quilts for people, in the Salem ,Ore area, and Portland, I had fun looking them up online and quilted them just like they would if it were done by hand. some I did do by hand. I did contact Sally Terry, she helped me with me a couple I could not find. She is a great gal and will stop what she is doing to help anyone with quilting.

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