Feeling chuffed

22 11 2008

I entered five completed quilts into this year’s Bridgetown Agricultural Show (like a town fair for my American friends), and every one won a prize! I got three first prizes and two seconds. And I got two of the four ‘special prizes’ for the overall ‘Handcrafts’ category, which means I was up against entries in nearly 80 categories ranging from crocheting, knitting, sewing, doll and bear making, tapestry, cross stitch, embroidery, and everything in between. To get two out of the four possible special prizes was pretty good — I was chuffed!

The two special prizes ($25 cash each) were for my dragonfly quilt and the Japanese meshwork table mat; they also won first prizes ($4 cash each). The other first prize was for the convergence quilt, and the two seconds ($1 cash each) were for the ‘blanket of love’ and the ‘scrappy’ cushion cover.

As it only cost $1 to enter each item, a $64 return is not too bad! 😉 Better than the stock market is paying these days… (though, of course, the cost in fabric, thinking and creating time, workshops, is not factored in at all in calculating this ‘return’).