Two fat envelopes!

posted in: Captivated, Sheer Whim, Quilt shows | 6
Captivated by Maria Elkins
My mailbox revealed two fat envelopes today! Both “Captivated” and “Sheer Whim” have been selected as finalists and will be exhibited at the 2010 International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas.
Sheer Whim by Maria Elkins
Sheer Whim
I’ve been entering this show nearly every year since 1998. “First December in Ohio” was the first quilt I every had accepted into the IQF show. I still consider it’s a great honor to be accepted into this show. This year the jury selected 377 finalists out of 670 entries.
In the past I used to got to see the show in person nearly every year. My sister, my mom and I would use it as an excuse to have a mini reunion. I don’t think I’ll be going to the show this year, but I enjoy knowing that my quilts will be there.

6 Responses

  1. Susan

    Hi Maria, This was my first year entering the IQF show and my quilt was rejected… but I am not at all disappointing… I will try again next year. My mom and I are making the trip for the first time this year so I really look forward to seeing your quilts in person. Congratulations!!

  2. Norma Schlager

    Hi Maria,
    I would have been shocked if you hadn’t been accepted. Your quilts are stunning, as always. This will be the first year in seven that I don’t have anything in the show and that’s because I didn’t enter.

  3. Cynthia Wenslow

    Congratulations, Maria! They are both wonderful pieces. Can’t wait to see them up close and personal.

    (I especially have a fondness for “Captivated” because I am such a book person myself. )

  4. Barb Ramik

    Congratulations Maria! Your work is … well, captivating! LOL! I just love peeling back the layers, there’s always something more to look at. Good luck in the show, but I suspect that this is truly a case of the biggest honor being that you had two pieces chosen. Anything more is just icing on the cake.

    Barb R.

  5. Bethany

    Congrats Mom… I LOVE YOU…. I knew you would get in! I love both of them… hope they do well. I’m sure they will.