Blown away!

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I don’t know how to say this — I’m blown away!!! I just got a surprise phone call from Crystal at IQA. She told me the most amazing news! Windblown won one of the top eight awards for the upcoming International Quilt Festival in Houston!

I wasn’t sure I heard her right, so I made her say it three times while I laughed nervously. Then I wrote it down so it would sink in… Wow! My stomach is still all fluttery. I have no more words! Thanks for letting me share 🙂

84 Responses

  1. Lisa

    Congratulations! And I’m not surprised one bit. It is a beautiful piece of art! You deserve it!

  2. Debbie Arrington

    Whoohoo!!!!!!!!! Congratulations for some well deserved recognition!

  3. Laura

    Yippity Yahoo!!! So proud of you, Maria! You are an amazing artist, but even more than that, an amazing woman of God. Thanks for sharing! : )

  4. jane

    when it comes to people adoring your work as much as your friends at home do, it is NO accident that you win sew many awards and deserve every single one of them Maria!!!!!!

  5. Mary S Miller

    Wowwee! God has blessed you with an amazing talent and with this special recognition.

  6. BJ

    How exciting! It is well deserved of many high awards. The piece is fabulous! Congratulations!!!!!

  7. Teri

    Yay!!! Maria, this is such a beautiful quilt. You definitely deserve the recognition. I hope that you are going to Houston to enjoy the limelight!

  8. Linda Darby

    Congratulations! It is absolutely stunning and I’m just looking at a picture on your blog…can’t imagine how much more amazing it is “in person”.

  9. Sharon Driver

    Another beautiful piece of art…..truly, you have caught the essence of this young woman on fabric!

  10. Sherryl

    Congratulations Maria. The piece is gorgeous and well deserving.

  11. Kristin McNAmara Freeman

    Maria this is a well deserved recognition of your fine work. Congratulations on being selected; may you enjoy the ride!!!

  12. Kathy

    This is truly gorgeous Maria. I’m not surprised you got an award for it!

  13. Gloria Hansen

    I am SO SO happy for you!! It’s so very well deserved! Your work is exquisite!!!

    Enjoy every moment of it the award. I had the honor of winning a top award a few years back, and it was one of the best experiences of my life. If you like keeping momentoes, bring something to flatten one of the flowers from the beautiful bouquet that you’ll get. And take lots of pictures, and have people take pictures of you sitting near your beautiful quilt, with your flowers, and your ribbon, and enjoy every second of it!

    Again, Maria, congratulations to you!!!! Huge congratulations hugs!
    – Gloria

  14. Connie

    Congratulations Marie ! Your work is Beautiful, You deserve it !
    Connie

  15. Bethany (DD#2)

    Let me just tell you all – I”M SOOOOOOOO PROUD of my MOM! She’s AMAZING! You will all love seeing it in person!

    MOM – I LOVE YOU! Congrats! It’s an awesome quilt. Wish I could be with you in Houston!

  16. Gerrie

    Wow! A beautiful quilt – so happy for you. I am going to Houston for the first time and look forward to seeing it and meeting you!

  17. Janice PD

    The piece is a stunning example of melding quilts with art. A well deserved award!

  18. Amy

    Fantastic quilt. I never think a photo of a quilt quite convays what it is like to see a quilt in person. But your quilt, it fantasitc in the photo (love all the quilting details) and I am sure it will blow a viewer away.

  19. Janet

    I’m not surprised at all – your work is beautiful. And Wind Blown is exquisite.

  20. Lorri Chambers

    This is a amazingly inspirational piece congratulations Maria you deserve it….it is wonderful when we are recognized for our talents

  21. Karlee

    Way to go girl……… I won’t be able to make it this year, but please take lots of photos of you, the quilt and your ribbon. I don’t know you very well yet, but I’m very proud of your accomplishment. A lot of work and talent went into your quilt!

  22. Beth Schillig

    CONGRATS!!! As soon as I saw this piece, i just knew it was going to be a BIG AWARD WINNER! It is beautiful and I am so, so happy for you!!
    Beth Schillig