Sewin’ Mama

September 19th

Blue ribbon winner

Remember this wall quilt? I took a photo of it when visiting my folks in San Antonio during Easter. My mom initially made this Colorado scene as a center for a quilt for my brother. Once completed, she realized:
A. It was too delicate for a boy quilt.
B. My brother wouldn’t really appreciate it.
C. It would look darn pretty hanging in their home.

wildlife, close up of the animals

I love this form of quilting. It looks like she is painting with fabric.

I am so glad she kept it because she entered it in a quilt fair recently and guess what? She’s a blue ribbon winner. I am so proud! She used to dominate the Arizona state fair before they moved to Texas.

Mom, Colorado

Nice work Moms!
Actually, the state fair is set to begin here in two weeks and it makes me a little sad I’ll go and not see her art hanging there, laden with rosettes. Instead, I hope to find Amanda’s photography covered in accolades. She’s entering for the first time. Maybe next year I’ll enter. Do you think they have a category for “most falls off a bicycle?”

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22 Responses

  1. Thank you Kelli for the kudos. YOU would dominate the baked goods section at the State Fair. (Miss Martha/Kelli).
    Why not try?
    Love,
    SWS

  2. uau! I must learn to quilt:)

  3. Kelli! Kelli!

    Here that? It’s COLORADO calling your name 🙂

    LOVE your mom’s work. Love it!!

  4. HEAR that. I’m sleep deprived today 🙂

  5. Your mother’s quilt is exquisite and I send her congratulations for her beautiful work and well-deserved blue ribbon.

    I wish your friend Amanda the best of luck in her own new venture–I’m sure she’ll do well.

    As for you, Miss Kelli. Falling off a bike is more an Olympic event that I hope you don’t enter anymore.

  6. Maaan! Your mom’s quilting really does rock — so pretty!

    No, your award would definitely be for Most Times Gets Back *On* Bicycle. Perseverance pays, sister!! (and hurts, I would imagine, and I assure you: I would only imagine.) 🙂

  7. Wow – what an artist. No wonder she dominated the fair!

    I think you would win hands-down in the “most good-will spread” category.

  8. holy moley. the patience involved in that blows me away. I love to make textile art pieces – but I would never in my wildest dreams attempt something like that. The ribbon is well deserved….

  9. Wow congrats to your mom!!

  10. Wow, your mum’s quilts are exquisite. Congratulatons on her ribbon.

    I’m sure you would dominate in the baking, sewing, falling off bike category. You choose. Although the first 2 are probably not quite so painful as the last.

  11. I recently went to a museum exhibit of modern California quilters. Your mom’s work is amazing. I think there is more and more appreciation for this art. Who knows how far this quilt will travel!

  12. Very nicely done!!1

  13. Her quilts are truly amazing, as you said, they do look like paintings and being a quilter myself I know the kind of work that hides behind such a perfect piece.
    It’s nice to read your blog, it’s like an adventures book, I just wish I had more time to catch up with everything you talk about, I always love it.

  14. ah! ha!
    Now we know where you get all your talent from… 😉
    That quilt is absolutely amazing!!!!!

  15. Too ‘delicate’ for a boy quilt? Good lord….

  16. Lurker here coming out of the shadows twice in one week, but couldn’t help oohing and aahhhing over your mom’s quilt! Does she teach classes? Would she like to move to NC? lol

  17. AK asks: Do you think they have a category for “most falls off a bicycle?”

    I’d vote for you! 🙂

    Seems the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree – you’ve got your Mom’s crafty talent, and killer smile!

  18. congratulations to your mama! so well deserved, the quilt is lovely.

  19. that’s amazing, she’s so talented! (and i thought the same thing – painting with fabric!)

    i have a quilt that my best friend’s mother made for my wedding, i love it so much i brought it with me to south america!

  20. the talent doesn’t fall far from that tree now does it!

  21. Amazing! What a talented mum you have there.

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