Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Can you see my smile from there?
I'm floating on a quilty cloud but here's a quick late night post to share with you my dear friends in stitching.

I've been honoured and humbled by the awards from the Sydney quilt show today. I can't think of words to describe my absolute joy and thrill at wining so many accolades from my peers and fellow lovers of quilts. My quilt was very decorated by the six ribbons. Whoooo, Hoooo!!
Hangers prize, Judges choice, 1st traditional hand quilted (amateur), the Narelle Grieve award for excellence in hand quilting for which I have a trophy for. Best of Show.
 
 
 



 
I'm afraid I only had my phone and little point and shoot to take pics so I'll have to go back on Saturday for better photos.
Many many thanks for the encouragement and for cheering me on from you all and I sincerely mean that from deep in my heart!!
I'll be back when I've come back to earth and had some sleep.
Love Janet

175 comments:

Kathie said...

I am beyond thrilled for you , so well deserved .
WOW. your such an inspiration .
congratulations
Kathie

Kate said...

Congratulations, that quilt and the quilting is stunning!

Terry said...

It's a beautiful and amazing quilt! I can see why it won so many awards! Congratulations! :0)

Lisa said...

That quilt is one of the most gorgeous I've ever seen. You deserved every award you got for it! It's inspiring to see that fantastic hand-quilting is still done!

Sue said...

And I can see why you won so many ribbons.! Your work is just gorgeous. Congratulations to you!!

Kimme said...

Congratulations Janet. The quilt and quilting is exceptional. Well done.

TassieShelly said...

Congratulations! So well deserved! You've inspired me to pick up my needle again!

Rosa said...

Congratulations Janet. The quilt and quilting is just fabulous. Well done!.

julieQ said...

I am so very proud of you...I already knew this, because your fellow bloggers are already praising you all over the net!! congratulations!!

ritad said...

Well deserved. 👏👏👏
Beautiful quilt.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Congratulations Janet on a well deserved win, it is stunning!

Kate said...

Totally deserved!! It was such a thrill to watch the presentations today to see my friend rewarded.
Hugs again
K

Françoise said...

You just had to win with that quilt! Very well deserved!

Françoise said...

But if I can count, that makes 7 ribbons, not 6?

Dawn Heese said...

Congrats! Much deserved!

kdduncan said...

Congratulations from Texas. Your quilt is a beauty, and you are so deserving of your awards. Enjoy floating on your winner's cloud!

Nedra said...

Congratulations Janet on your 6 ribbons! 6! That is so awesome! (and well deserved)

Monica said...

Congratulations! It is a much deserved win!

Janet said...

I don't ofter comment but these ribbons do not suprise me. They only prove what a very talent quilter you are. People who follow your work on this blog I am sure would not be surprised. I am so please for you. Congratulations! You deserve it.

Janet

Roos said...

What did you expect with such a gorgeous quilt. You deserved every one of those prices. Congratulations.

dutchcomfort said...

Congratulations Janet!

Lurline said...

Congratulations, Janet! I have been jumping out of my skin all day, with excitement for you. All those awards - amazing, I'm heading back to check them out. I feel I may have been perhaps out of order to post on my blog first - if so, I'm very sorry, it was well intentioned as you know!
Again - lots of hugs - Lurline

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Cathy said...

All the accolades are well deserved. You do great work and this particular quilt is beyond stunning! Congratulations!

What's next?

Carolyn said...

You certainly earned every one of those ribbons, this is easily one of the most beautiful quilts I've ever seen. Congratulations!

Oops-Lah said...

Wow, congratulations! That's amazing news but I'm not really surprised. Your quilt is absolutely stunning and beautifully executed, as all your quilts are.

Doris said...

Wonderful news, but I certainly understand why it was chosen. Your work is stunning, as always, and justly rewarded! Congratulations!

Adele said...

Congrats to you Janet....im beaming with excitement and im sooooo soooooo happy for you....I have had a pretty harsh few months but this has made me so happy xoxo

P's how can you manage to sleep lol

Vivian said...

Many Congratulations!!! Best of Show is well deserved honor and appropriate recognition for this piece and for all the beautiful work you've done!

regan said...

Congratulations, Janet! And every single ribbon was well deserved! Your quilt obviously stole the show!!! Yippee!!!!!! And I totally understand that 'floating on a quilty cloud' thing!!! HA! I'm so happy for you!!!

I Quilt for Fun said...

It's art -- so good that all the others recognized its beauty and intricacies. Congratulations -- float as long as you can!

beth said...

Something you WELL deserve! What an amazing quilt!

Janet said...

Oh Janet I'm thrilled for you!! 6 ribbons!! They couldn't go to a more deserving quilter - You are AMAZING!! Your quilt is extraordinary and the judges got it right. Wish I could come see it for myself :0)

tich said...

You deserve every single ribbon. The quilt is absolutely gorgeous, and deserves loads of praise. Beautiful, beautiful work!! Well done!!!

SarahVee said...

Congratulations! This quilt has inspired me every post I've seen it in. You deserve every ribbon - and maybe more :) Enjoy Enjoy Thanks for sharing all of your beautiful work and ribbons with us!

Maree: said...

Oh Janet That i s Fabulous just read about your Wins on Instagram from Nat...
Well Done after all your Hard Work has Paid Off...
I am so Thrilled for You.💗

Bunny said...

BRAVO you are very deserving of those ribbons. Congratulations and enjoy being on that cloud. Your quilt, quilting is Spectacular.
Bunny

Kim said...

so very very well deserved!! Woooohooooo!!! I have loved watching this quilt come to life on your blog. It's just exquisite!! Big congrats!

B J Elder said...

Oh my goodness! I bet you nearly fainted when you saw all those ribbons for your gorgeous quilt! How fun and congratulations!

Sally Bramald said...

Well deserved, it is a superb quilt!

lia said...

A gorgeous quilt!!!! Well deserved. Greetings lia.vandenbrand@live.nl

Nancy said...

What a wonderful quilt ..it and you deserve every one of the awards it won..

Fran said...

Congratulations, well deserved !

Nifty Quilts said...

Oh my goodness! How wonderful! I am not at all surprised. Your quilt is a real show-stopper. Congratulations!!

Deb G. in VA said...

Congratulations!! You quilt is beautiful!

kupton52 said...

I'm only surprised there were only 6 ribbons....this may be THE most stunning quilt I've seen in my 60 years. I've been a hand-quilter since 1976 but have recently been trying to perfect my fmq'ing skills. Still not like handwork but I'm afraid I'll not have enough time to finish things if I don't machine quilt. Thank you for the inspiration..so glad I found your blog. I look forward to searching the archives. Blessings...Kathy in WV

Mary said...

Congratulations! Your quilts are beautiful and you deserve every ribbon you won!!!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

congratulations!! such a wonderful quilt certainly deserving of all those ribbons. So much quilting and hard work you put into it.

Deb said...

The ribbons are so well deserved. Your quilt is absolutely stunning!

Caron at Michigan Quilts said...

That is AWESOME! I'm SO proud of you!!! Your work is gorgeous.

Robin said...

Wow!!! Congratulations!!! You put so much into this quilt, it is wonderful to hear that it is getting the appreciation it so surely deserves. Woo hoo!!!

Berry Wood Lane said...

Well deserved! Overall appearance is so pretty and EXQUISITE hand quilting! Thanks for sharing.

Donna in SW PA said...

Yeah!!!!!

Nanette Merrill said...

Oh Janet. Congrats!!!! It is a beauty and you deserve the awards. Fantastic.

Design Originals by KC said...

A beautiful quilt worthy of so many honors! Thanks for sharing your joy and accolades with us! Congrats btw! lol Kathi

Donna~~ said...

Gosh congratulations--very well deserved! It's a gorgeous quilt! I'm glad you finished it!

Aunt 'Reen said...

How AWESOME! Your gorgeous quilt is well deserving of those ribbons!

taylorsoutback said...

Knew when first seeing your quilt that this was the stuff of legends - your recognition is so well deserved. Savor these moments and take your time returning to earth!!

Adding my thanks with so many others who follow you - for all your inspiration...

Karen said...

I just knew that your quilt would be a winner. Congratulations. You need to enter it in more shows.

Gretchen said...

This is one of the most beautiful quilts I have ever seen! It is very deserving of every ribbon it won! I am so glad to have seen it, if only online.

Wendy said...

How exciting for you! I am so happy that you have received recognition for all your hard work and effort on such a stunning quilt. Congrats and enjoy your ribbons!

Patchwork and Play said...

Your stunningly beautiful quilt with its exquisite hand quilting was always going to be a show stopper. You now have all those pretty ribbons to prove it! Congratulations and so well deserved! I hope to admire it in real life one day!

Joana said...

Well deserved! It's such a beautiful quilt--once seen, never forgotten. Congratulations!

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

Congratulations!! Every ribbon well deserved!!!

Linda
Taupo NZ

ms lottie said...

Congratulations! But you need to have a goofy photo of you standing proudly next to it! . It is a stunning quilt with much time and effort put into it - well deserved awards.

DebbyMc said...

And deservedly so!! Your quilt is utterly magnificent! Many, many congratulations!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Congratulations!!! It makes me so happy to see all those ribbons on your very beautiful quilt!! I can't wait to see it in real life!

sue in NZ said...

I have loved and admired this quilt from when I first saw it! Many, many congratulations, for these well deserved accolades from the public and from quilters. I should so like to see it for real. I hope you continue to have many happy hours sewing and quilting and I will continue to follow your blog with pleasure.
Congratulations again. :-D)

kim mclean said...

Congrats Janet!! The ribbons are well deserved, gorgeous quilt.

Miriam said...

Congratuations Janet!!! You deserve your spot in the limelight; your work is exquisite!
Stay walking on those clouds for a while longer!
Very proud of you!! :)

Rose Marie said...

I knew that you would receive at least one ribbon because you made one extremely beautiful quilt .... but six ribbons is amazing and well deserved! Enjoy!

sue said...

Your quilt is beautiful! Congratulations! Your use of color is perfect, let alone your work. The awards are very deserved. Wow!

Linda said...

YOU ARE AWESOME. Congratulations!

Susan said...

Congratulations......your quilt is a magnificent achievement and very deserving of all those awards. Enjoy celebrating. X

Lori said...

Holy Smokes! You really took some amazing ribbons and the work you put into the quilt really shows to everyone who sees it. Congratulations!! I hope you have something planned for a celebration!!

Cheri said...

STUNNING, congratulations, very well deserved.

Chookyblue...... said...

oh so not only bext of show all those other awards too..........enjoy all the awards.....well deserved.........wished I was there to see it..........

Julia said...

Oh Janet, I'm so so happy for you and proud to know you through your blog..
I Love that quilt and always knew one day it would be a winner.
Congratulations...
Best of Show...that might mean it will come to W.A. next year for the show here..I hope so, I can;t wait to see it in person..
Big happy hugs.
Julia

DoubleL said...

Thoroughly deserved and with six ribbons just as well you made it a big quilt. Congratulations - Love Loz

Heather said...

I am just so happy for you. Your work is just so beautiful and this quilt has been so fun to watch on your blog. Enjoy the moment, no one deserves it more!

Stephanie said...

I'd imagine sleep was difficult with the excitement. Well deserved recognition for your spectacular work of heart.

quiltsomore said...

Hi, Congratulations on your win. I am so pleased that a Traditional Quilt has won this year. Your Quilt is stunning. I have been watching it on your blog. Congratulations again.

Sue-Anne said...

Yay!!!!! Congratulations on winning all those well deserved awards!

Sheila said...

Janet i am thrilled for you, you are an inspiration with all of your beautiful work. It will be a while before that smile disappears and you come down to earth.

Millie said...

Mum you are a star, so very very proud of you! Happy tears here for you! Wish we could be there to give you congratulation hugs and kisses! The kids are super proud too! Winner winner chicken dinner! xxoo

Katie said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! You're going to be floating up there above us for a long time. :-D

Karen said...

I am so totally not surprised but I am so totally happy for you. You already know what I think of you - you are truly one of the best quilters I've ever seen. I'm so happy we have become bloggy friends and hope maybe one day our paths will cross. This quilt is so amazing on so many levels and you deserve every one of those ribbons!!! Congrats.

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Linda in NC said...

Congratulations! You deserve every accolade for your fabulous quilt, worth every second of work you put into it.

Nat Palaskas said...

Janet, again Congratulations. I'm still smiling this morning after hearing the news via Facebook post from Bernina page. Enjoy - Love Nat

Judy Dietrich said...

Congrats on such a wonderful entry in the quilt show. I have loved this quilt from the first time I saw it on your blog--just trying to imagine it in person!!! Hope you have fun at the show.

Sharon said...

Well deserved, I'm so happy for you. This was such a labor of love and you really persevered with stuffing these feathers. Yeah to you!

Julee said...

Such a BEAUTY! Congratulations.

grannyanne said...

That is so awesome for you! Well done... And the quilt is gorgeous

Celia Ambrose said...

So happy for you! Your quilt is beautiful. This is an awesome honor well deserved.

Cathi said...

Congratulations! I'm not surprised you have so many ribbons - that is an absolutely stunningly beautiful quilt!

audrey said...

So fabulous for you! What an honor. Of course we aren't surprised at all.:)

Jenny M said...

What an amazing quilt, just beautiful. Congratulations!

SandyN said...

Janet.. I saw your prize winning quilt yesterday at the show.. Wow it is just so beautiful congratulations...

SAndyn

Shirley said...

I have tears of joy in my eyes for you. I am so thrilled that you have won the praise and recognition you so deserve. I know quality when I see it. Keep up the good work Janet. I wish that one day I could see your quilts up close and that I would be allowed to touch them. That quilt must feel so magnificent.

Kate said...

Gorgeous and well deserved!!!!

Cathy said...

All of those accolades are so very well deserved Janet. A huge congratulations and virtual hug to you, woohoo!!!!! xo

Dorothy said...

Well Done! for the quilt, the quilting and the awards. Enjoy.

Julie @ Anglers Rest said...

Congratulations for having talent & producing a beautiful quilt. I can see why you won so many awards. Congratulations! This reminded me of the book series Elm Creek by Jennifer Chiaverini & in particular her book The Wedding Quilt.

Brenda Gael Smith said...

Congratulations Janet! I have long admired your exquisite work online and was excited to see that you had entered the Sydney Quilt Show. I was even more excited to see that you had been awarded Best of Show and other honours. Thank you for sharing your work for us all to enjoy.

Vireya said...

Congratulations! Obviously a beautiful quilt, which I will look forward to seeing in Melbourne in a "Best of Australia" show.

Kayly said...

Congratulations!!!!! Well deserved. I look forward to seeing this quilt when it goes on tour.
I have enjoyed reading your blog and seeing your work for some time now.

Sooli said...

Well of course you won all those ribbons, look at that quilt! Its spectacular. I really hope it will be travelling to Adelaide quilt show, I would love to see it up close. Congratulations!

SewWhatsNew said...

Congratulations! Your quilt is gorgeous. I am sure it is only the beginning of many more in your future. Your quilts are wonderful.

Salley said...

A truly wonderful quilt when it was on your blog....but even MORE amazing in the flesh. It is glorious. Congratulations congratulations congratulations.

Lizzie said...

Congratulations Janet, so well deserved and an inspiration to all of us..
Lizzie
xxx

Quiltbenaco said...
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Quiltbenaco said...

Congratulazioni!!!!!
Le foto non sono eccellenti ma si riesce a capire che i premi sono sicuramente meritati

Marg M said...

Congratulations will look forward I hope to seeing it at further quilt shows, , as I can't get to Sydney

Michele Hill said...

Congratulations Janet....your quilt is absolutely breathtaking. A well deserved award for all your patience xx

Paula Hensley Murphy said...

now tell me...How outstanding can one quilt be? Well, your quilt is over the top outstanding....breathtaking, astonishing, beautiful. I am so proud for you. Your applique and quilting are so beautiful. Yes, you should have won the top prizes.
What's next?????? tell me, tell me

Taryn said...

I am thrilled for you! Your work is incredible and that quilt is well suited to be sporting six ribbons. Enjoy basking in your success.

ranette said...

Congratulations Janet! Your quilt is one of the most beautiful quilts I've ever seen and I'm thrilled for you!

Ming said...

Hi Janet, This is Ming Hsu from SA. I saw your quilt on the Guild website. It is amazingly beautiful. I am not able to go to Sydney this year, but I would really love to see it in person. Congratulations!

flamingo said...

Congratulations from Colorado!! Your work is gorgeous! Your quilt is beautiful !

Joan said...

Oh my Gosh! Your quilt is of course absolutely stunning. Congratulations on your many awards. What a wonderful time for you and for all your wonderfully presented hard work! Well done Janet!

Marie said...

And you deserve every one of those ribbons - enjoy basking in the glow of your accolades. Words fall short.

The Quilted Finish ph 02 63310084 said...

Congratulations!!!! So truly, well deserved. Your quilt is so beautiful and the quilting is extraordinary, I am always in awe of hand quilters such as yourself.So wonderful for you to get the recognition you have earned.

Quilting Queen said...

Janet...well deserved! congratulations on all the ribbons.Watching the progress of that magnificent quilt has been a joy.

Cathy H said...

Congratulations.....your quilt is beautiful....

Lina said...

Congratulations on all 6 well deserved ribbons!!! It's absolutely gorgeous!!!

FlourishingPalms said...

Wowee-kazowee! You are top dog! How wonderful to receive that affirmation again and again and again and again and again and again! There can be no doubt whatsoever that you created a perfect quilt. I am so, so happy for you! And proud to tell anyone, "I know Janet." Congratulations my dear!

Carole~Wheels on the Warrandyte Bus said...

Congratulations on winning all of those ribbons for your superb quilt. I hope it comes to Melbourne one day so that I can see it.

Dixie said...

Congratulations, and so well deserved. What a beauty!

sigisart said...

Wow, what a Quilt. Congratulations to all the prices you got for this marvellous quilt.
Many greetings from germany
sigisart

Alison said...

Well deserved Janet - go Kiwi.

Alison

Karen said...

Congratulations! A truly worthy quilt. I will see it in the flesh tomorrow.

Teresa said...

Oh you just gave me GOOSEBUMPS! I am so happy for you! You deserve each an every one of these ribbons as this is one of the most beautiful quilts I have ever seen. I wish I could have been there to see it in person (and take a picture of you and your 6 ribbons!). Well Done!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Steffi´s Candy Quilts said...

Congratulations, Janet!
This quilt is just amazing and deserves the prizes. The appliquè border and the quilting are gorgeous!!!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Congratulations, the rosettes are well-deserved!!

Kaaren said...

I am not the least bit surprised. No one deserves it more than you, Janet. Your work is always beyond exceptional.

Stay up on that cloud nine for as long as you like. You deserve it my friend.

Unknown said...

BRAVO!!! I'm giving you a much deserved standing ovation. Karen

Ivory Spring said...

Congrats, Janet! Now, you need to send the quilt here to the US for Paducah and International Quilt Shows.

Margaret Lyall said...

Congratulations, a well deserved win - such a beautiful quilt.
Maggie

Mitt lille rosa syrom said...

Congratulations form Norway!!!!

Janet said...

Hi Janet, You do such beautiful work you deserve every award you get. Plus, you share so much with us readers of your blog. Can't what to see what is next for you.
Take care and happy stitching.
Janet

Karen Styles said...

Magnificent Janet! The best 'Best of Show' I have seen to date.....

Lynn B said...

Congratulations Janet on such a wonderful achievement! Your quilt is beyond words, it is simply breathtaking!

KaHolly said...

Congratulation!! It's obvious a lot of heart, soul, and hard work went into making this beauty.

Kim D. said...

Congratulations Janet, your work is exceptional. I haven't been over to visit in quite some time and haven't blogged for a whole year. I miss seeing what you've been up to and my other fellow bloggers. I'll have to come back a read what you've doing. Happy Stitching!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Congratulations! Those are wonderful awards!

Carrie P. said...

Oh, my goodness! Janet! you certainly deserve all those ribbons for that stunning quilt. Well done and Congrats! I am super excited for you.

BevBSews said...

I've quietly followed your blog over a few years now and wanted to let you know that you have inspired me - both through your lovely words and pictures via the blog and now I've had the opportunity to see your quilt for myself! Thank You and Congratulations on a well-deserved win. I look forward to quietly following for many more years.

Anita said...

Congratulations! Love your quilt! Is that your own pattern design? It is just stunning!

Marijke said...

Gefeliciteerd! Zo mooie quilt, geweldig en nu de waardering die de quilt verdient best in show!
groetjes van Marijke

Coach Tina said...

I am so happy and excited for you-I have loved this quilt the entire time you have been posting it on your web-site. And when you decided to keep going with the traputo, I thought it was amazing. I love this quilt and your work. You deserve these awards! Enjoy this!

Annemieke said...

Wauw Wonderful! I think your quilt deserves every award on it!
Groetjes
Annemieke

beatriz said...

totalmente merecido ¡FELICIDADES!
desde el primer día que vi su colcha quedé prendada de ella

Jill Reid said...

Shazaam!!! I am so happy for you! Your quilt is PERFECTION!

Jane in Wales said...

WOW!! You deserve every little bit of it! It is stunning!

Mimi said...

Wow....all I can say is .....WOW! Congrats.

Miranda said...

THAT'S the icing on the cake!!!! You did it and for now: ENJOY...

Heidi said...

every single ribbon, well deserved !
congratulations :-))

Brenda said...

Spectacular! Your work is stunning and breathtakingly beautiful! You deserved each and every one of the awards you received!! Blessings to you!!

Koala said...

Congratulations!!!! I was amazed when I saw this quilt on the show!! Such a wonderful job, great taste - a masterpiece, a real art!!! I am glad I got to see it and find your blog :-)
Natalia

Sue W said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Your quilt is beautiful!!!

momto1 said...

I KNEW this one would be an award-winner. It's just stunning. Thank you so much for sharing. I don't know if you created the pattern or shared the source in past posts - I'll check - but if you haven't, could you? This definitely goes on my "someday..." list.

libbyquilter said...

what a gloriously beautiful quilt and congratulations on your well deserved awards~!!!!!!!~

:-)
libbyQ

Thimbleanna said...

OHMYGOSH Janet!!! I was just wondering why I haven't seen any posts from you in awhile and I've popped over to find this fabulous news! (I'm thinking maybe feedly isn't my friend -- how did I miss this post???)

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! How very exciting. And VERY well deserved! I only wish I could see your quilt in person -- it's Gorgeous!!!!

Dolores said...

Dear Janet, those ribbons were well deserved. It is a masterpiece.
I am wondering if you are at all aware of Esther Aliu's re-make of a 1790 quilt that she will be offering as a BOM. I have thought of you but didn't know if you were interested in it or even aware of it.
http://www.estheraliu.blogspot.ca/2013/06/picking-over-pattern.html

Vivian said...

I am not surprised you captured all of those awards. This is one of the most beautiful quilts I have ever seen.

Congratulations!

Meredith said...

Congrats on all the winnings!!!!!!!!

Lynne said...

Well deserved. This is such a beautiful quilt. I've loved it since I first saw it ages ago when you had it at the top of your blog, it's awesome.

YankeeQuilter said...

Well done you!!! This quilt deserved each and every one...

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Absolutely incredible Janet! Congratulations and I wish I could give you another ribbon. This quilt is so beautiful and my inspiration to learn how to become better at piecing and hand quilting. Wish I could join your group and just soak up the talent!

Christine said...

Have your feet touch the ground yet? Wonderful win for a wonderful Lady and so well deserved.

hugs
Christine

Sarah said...

Congratulations. I couldn't imagine a more deserving winner. :-)

Barb said...

what a thrill and so deserved!
congratulations.

Sue said...

When I scrolled down my blog list I saw your amazing quilts and prizes. After seeing you had 173 comments I wasn't going to add another one, but I had to. Your work is absolutely gorgeous, and I wish I lived closer that I may view them in the 'real'
Many congrats for your beautiful work.

Lisa said...

Janet, I'm way behind on my blog-reading, so this is a late comment! Congratulations on the win--that quilt is just exquisite. I love that you do such heavy hand-quilting. Your work is truly inspiring!