I decided that in honor of finishing my first quilt ever (oh, I've started lots and lots. And designed them for my mom to make. But finishing one myself is another matter entirely!), I would enter it into this year's quilt show.
The Austin Area Quilt Guild hosts a show every two years. It is a big show - this year in the Palmer Events center - with tons of quilts.
Here are some of my favorites. The first two in each row are a quilt and a closeup image of the same quilt. The one at the top right won Best in Show. There were a few strange pieces (or what I view as strange - that doesn't mean anyone else does!) but a lot of really amazing work. Even some strange ones were beautiful art.
My mom and granny were here for the show and we spent a long time walking through and making sure we saw absolutely everything. My dad kept Sammy entertained and he says they had a good time too. I'll definitely be going in future years, and hopefully getting to enter more work!