Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival

I just realized I never posted here with my good news about my Snapshots quilt! Oh a whim, I decided to submit it for consideration for the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, which is held in Hampton, VA every year. A few weeks ago, I received a letter from them and I said to my husband, “Oh here’s my rejection letter!” but it wasn’t a rejection!

MAQF Acceptance Letter for Snapshots Quilt

I delivered Snapshots to the show early last week and then the wait began! I had a beginning free-motion quilting class on Thursday, which was so much fun. The teacher was Ashley Nickels and she was so great! Here are some of the samples I made in the class:
Free Motion Practice

During our lunch break, I fast-walked through the show floor to find my quilt. I ended up not winning a prize, but I felt like a Best of Show winner when I saw it hanging up there! ❤ ❤ ❤

Snapshots hanging up at MAQF

Snapshots and I at MAQF

These two ladies were inspecting her when I walked up, so I prevailed on them to take a picture of me with my quilt. They were more than happy to oblige. ❤

Snapshots being viewed by admirers

Here’s the catalog with my name in it:
My name in the MAQF catalog

So, all in all it was a super fun day! It was amazing to see my quilt hanging up with so many other gorgeous quilts and my free-motion class was a blast! 🙂