Schnibbles Contest Winner!

Winning Quilt!

 We have a winner!  Congratulations to Ronda Asta our local contest winner.  Ronda entitled her quilt Christmas Boxes and used Moda’s Kansas Winter fabrics to create this stunning quilt.  This photo does not do it justice.  You need to stop by the shop and see it up close and in person to fully appreciate it.

Photos of Ronda’s quilt have been forwarded to Martingale Publishing as a finalist in their contest.  The winners of the nationwide contest will be announced in September.  Any of the three prizes to be awarded would be wonderful to win, but we have our fingers crossed that Ronda will win the first prize which will get her 12 months of books from Martingale/That Patchwork Place, and 12 months of Moda fabric.  That pize package is worth over $2,000!  Can you imagine?  It would be like having Christmas every month for a whole year!  Regardless of whether or not she wins the national contest she will receive a $25 gift certificate from the shop as the winner here.

The perfect quilt label

Ronda did a great job of labeling her quilt as you can see here.  Labeling is very important and she has included all the pertinent information needed to tell the viewer who made the quilt, why it was made, and when. 
Always, always, always identify your quilting projects, regardless of size.  Remember, you are just as valid an artist as anyone who wields a brush and paints on canvas so include a label on all your work.  It can be as simple as a piece of muslin with your name, city, state, and the date.  Where the date is concerned you might want to put when you started the project and when you finished if it happens to take a long time.  Not that you’d have many of those long, stretched out projects surely, but it can happen every now and then that a project takes several years to come together.
There are several books available with ideas on making quilt labels.  If simple isn’t you then you might want to be very elaborate in your label design.  I recall seeing a book where a label for a Stack-n-Whack quilt had been made out of an extra block.  Another label was in the form of an envelope with a fabric card inside that was attached to the envelope by a length of ribbon.  That way the card would not become detached from the envelope and get lost over time.  As soon as I find my copy of this out-of-print book I will scan the cover and give you some more ideas on great quilt labels.

Christmas Boxes

 Here’s one last look at Ronda’s wonderful quilt.  I’m already not looking foward to seeing it go back home with her.

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