I'm so glad I made the effort to enter my quilts in the Manheim Farm Show this year, but it's just not the same experience when it's not in your own town! (And, no fun when you're taking your own pictures!!) Half the fun for me is looking at the exhibits of people I know and looking at them with friends or family; that just wasn't the case here.
Anyway, it was a good experience. I met up with another fellow competitor, and we enjoyed admiring the quilts together. Here's my assortment of entries:
Wish I hadn't been too lazy to carry my camera into the exhibit hall with me; a cell phone just doesn't capture the quilting details very well...
Funny thing, "the first shall be last and the last shall be first" most definitely applied in this case - almost all my quilts had the exact opposite results from the Etown fair - ha! So, my competition strategy remains the same as always - take any and all quilts and hope for the best!
I thoroughly enjoyed examining this "Metro Rings" quilt that got Best of Show. I happened to be in line when the exhibitor was dropping it off on Sunday and had the good fortune to chat with her about it. I was thrilled, as I'm just getting ready to piece the exact same pattern for a customer. It uses the Quick Curve ruler.
I thought her quilting was spectacular.
Can't wait to get started!