Reason to celebrate!

posted in: Awards, Sheer Whim, Quilt shows | 11
Reason to celebrate!
Reason to celebrate!
Today I received a reason to celebrate!

I was in Panera with my mom after bringing her to the dentist when I heard my cell phone ringing in my pocket. The fact that I even had my cell phone with me is rather shocking. The fact that I heard the ring above the noontime noise at Panera was amazing. So I ran outside so I could hear and I was dumbfounded. It was IQA (the International Quilt Association) calling to tell me that my quilt “Sheer Whim” won an award for the upcoming Houston show!!! I won’t find out which award until after the November 3rd awards ceremony, but we decided to get Blizzards tonight to celebrate. (On the downside, we walked for an hour first to offset some of the extra calories, but on the upside, we used a buy-one-get-one-free coupon.)

Sheer Whim by Maria Elkins
Sheer Whim
You can read more about “Sheer Whim” here. I blogged about the step-by-step story of “Sheer Whim” as it was made starting on May 19 and ending on May 25.

11 Responses

  1. Susan

    I don’t know if I’m remembering this correctly, but isn’t it a good sign if they have called you to tell you won an award? Like it’s one of the main ones or something?

    • Maria

      It means I won a first, second, or third place ribbon in my category, and it comes with a cash award!

  2. Bethany

    Congrats Mom. I’m so so excited for you! I think you are pretty amazing! I can’t wait to hear which award you won!

  3. Lesa

    well of course it was a hit…told you that at guild when you showed it off the first time…too cool lady. Your art is the best. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

  4. Elizabeth

    Congratulations! I hope your prize comes with a nice bit of cash. Oh, did I say that out loud? Well, you totally deserve it! Well done!

    xo -El