Thursday, October 29, 2009

Pink Petal Party wins Best of Show!

My quilt “Pink Petal Party,” which is the focus of my new book, Appliqué Petal Party, just won Best of Show at the Lake Norman Quilters’ 2009 show. Wish I'd worn a different shirt tonight; it is hard to tell where the quilt stops and I start in this photo.

We hung the show tonight and it is going to be fabulous. Please come if you are in the Charlotte area!

Friday, Oct. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
East Mooresville Intermediate School
1711 Landis Highway, Mooresville NC 28115

If you need directions to the show or want more information, please go to the webpage for our group. It contains a down-loadable PDF with a map and general information. Here are some photos from setup tonight:

A husband lends a hand on a very high ladder!

DeLane carries a panel of small quilts to its stand.

It takes a lot of sweat and muscle to put up a quilt show!

Setting up the doll display.

A local doll group displays their beautiful creations.

Hand-made ribbons await the awards ceremony. That's our raffle quilt in the background. It's my design, and beautifully quilted by Judy Whitehead. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.

Jean Newman made these teeny-tiny ribbons with baby yo-yos and grosgrain ribbon, mounted on paper clips, for ribbon winners to clip onto their nametags. That way, attendees will know the people who win ribbons, and can ask them about their quilts. What a great way to make the winners feel great, and to help encourage interaction between our group’s members attendees, and education about quilts.


  1. Congratulations, it is a beautiful quilt.


  2. Congratulations Susan!!!! It's an absolutely breathtaking work of art and a wonderful quilt to see in person!

  3. Congratulations, Susan!!!

    Can't wait to see your newest award winner in person this weekend!

    Way to go!

    Maree :~D

  4. Thanks, y'all! I'm pretty tickled to win Best of Show.

  5. Congratulations, Susan!!

    I love the teeny tiny ribbons!!

    It deserves to win MANY ribbons!!!

  7. I'm so excited for you Susan! Congratulations!


  8. Excellent Susan! What a wonderful accomplishment.

    Doesn't it feel great to be the best in show???



  9. Susan, Congrats on your quilt. I went to the show friday and was able to see it and many of your other creations. You are very talented and inspiring. Afterwards I went through town and stopped at the Quilt Loft for the first time. There were several other show goers there and they were asking us some polling questions about the show. Your name came up and I agree with the lady. Several people would have loved to have purchased your book. Not one vendor had it...You could have made a killing from us ladies..I am still going to pick up a copy and someday when I retire or work less I plan to pick up the needle and applique...great job again on your I said you are very talented and inspiring....Donna

  10. Thanks, Donna. I had copies but felt I couldn't see them at the show because I'd be interfering with our vendor's sales. I do have them for sale on my website. And I hope the shops will be ordering copies and have them in stock soon!

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