My friend Mary Marcucci allowed me to quilt her "Sallie's Quilt" last year. It was the first quilt that I knew ahead of time was going into our local quilt show. I was very honored that she trusted me with it and honestly I was a bit nervous too.
The quilt won "Judge's Choice" at the Heritage Quilters of Huntsville show from AQS judge Bonnie Browning. She did a walking tour (which neither Mary nor myself attended) and talked about what she liked in the quilts. Lots of people let us know what she said though. If it had just a bit more quilting in the sashing she might have given it best of show! Wow!
So Mary brought the quilt back and I added the quilting. Mary entered the AQS show in Lancaster, PA and the quilt was accepted. We are listed as semi-finalists on the web site and the judging was today. The results of judging will be announced tomorrow. I'm so excited to find out how she did!
3/12/14: Update, well no ribbon this year. Mary and I are still happy to have had her quilt selected to be in a national level show. In Mary's words "we make a good team" :0)