Blue Ribbons and Huge Grins!

To everyone who encouraged, supported, donated fabric, wrote haiku and put up with me whinging — THANK YOU!

Worldwide Friends has won First Prize in its category and Best Exhibit of Show.

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I’m totally stoked (if you’re not Australian, this translates as delighted, thrilled, very happy, chuffed and gratified). Can you tell?

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To all the Worldwide Friends: I couldn’t have done it without you.

Carla, Australia: https://grannymaudsgirl.wordpress.com
Tracey, Australia
Nanette, Australia: http://stitchandsow-homeandgarden.blogspot.com.au
Dale, Australia: https://elladeewords.wordpress.com
Rita, Belgium: https://gwenniesgarden.wordpress.com
Jan, Wales: http://thesnailofhappiness.com
Lynn, France: https://thetialys.wordpress.com
Viv, France: https://vivinfrance.wordpress.com
Gun, Sweden: https://rutigt.wordpress.com
Cath, USA: http://wombatquilts.com
Sue, USA: http://sewingmagpie.blogspot.com.au
Esther, Netherlands: https://ipatchandquilt.wordpress.com
Emmely, Netherlands: https://infectiousstitches.wordpress.com
Jule, Germany: https://jule62.wordpress.com
Annett, Germany: https://knettycraft.wordpress.com
Carole, UK: https://aslightobsessionwithbooks.wordpress.com
Kirsten, UK: http://thepinkrosebakery.com

The most remarkable outcome is that the Judging Team have asked me if I will please attend their next sewing group day on Wednesday next week, bringing the quilt with me to give a talk on how it came to be, how I made it, etc. And would I please like to join them every week after that….?

The Husband thinks it’s hysterically funny that when I first turned the corner and saw the quilt and its ribbons, the first word out of my mouth was a rude one. Not a very, very rude one, but not ladylike, nonetheless!

PS: we’re keeping blue ribbons in the family. Auntie Marion’s tatting took First Prize as well!