01 April 2011

No foolin'!

I've Been to the Snowflake Zone
Exactly a week after I mailed my quilt entry forms and photos, I received an email notification I didn't make it into the 2011 Quilts at the Capitol. My quilt is 6 inches too short.

I briefly wondered if I could crochet six more inches around the edges by March 31 and resubmit...

One more row of fabric squares (rectangles, actually) might have changed the outcome.

Nevertheless, I still have an awesome quilt, and at least it wasn't rejected because the judges didn't like it.

I believe my initial quilt show failure heightened my senses and robbed what self-confidence I did have. I expected to be rejected again by the Denver National Quilt Festival. Many pins and needles jokes were made and endured to survive yet another week of waiting.

Then, on April Fool's Day, the verdict was delivered. And this is no joke. I truly did get accepted into the Denver National Quilt Festival! I have a number and label! I'm IN!!!

Ravelry randomly places hats on member avatars (or Ravatars) each April 1. Last year, I got a sombrero. Rather fitting, I thought, originally being from southern New Mexico. This year, I got something even better. I got a halo! I think that means I've earned my wings!

IN!!!

17 comments :

  1. Wow!! Congratulations. Your acceptance is so super wonderful.

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  2. Congratulations, that's fantastic news for you!

    I didn't know you grew up in NM. We're heading there the week before Easter. Any must-dos?

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  3. Congratulations! And the halo? That's shiny awesomeness. Perfect. Just perfect.

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  4. Congratulations! YOu made it!!!!! I am excited for you. Now to get it DONE!

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  5. Congratulations :). FINtastic.

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  6. Southern NM? Where? I grew up in Alamogordo!!

    Congratulations on the quilt!!

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  7. Congratulations! What an honor and one well deserved. Do you have a picture of the completed quilt on your website? Love to see the finished product.

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  8. Congratulations! Wonderful quilt! Kisses.

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  9. Thank you, everyone! I'm so excited, my feet still haven't touched the ground yet!

    Grandma Beth, still working on it, hope to have a final picture one day next week...

    Governor Jen, do NOT miss White Sands if you are able. A beach without water, and a wonderful temperature this time of year. Carlsbad Caverns are worth the trip, too.

    Holloway Family, I'm going to have to email you. We have undoubtedly crossed paths! '78 grad AHS, Go Tigers! What are the odds!!!

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  10. Congratulations on your acceptance. WOW!

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  11. would love to see photos of the quilt! Congrats!

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  12. acceptance is cool. Congrats! Your packaged arrived. Margaret is happy. I placed my guy next to another special character.

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  13. Congratulations! Good luck!

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  14. I am so happy for you and so proud of you and you so deserve that halo!!!

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  15. Phew! That was a tough bit on your old noggin... so glad you got accepted.

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