Even better, I was able to meet up with internet friends, old friends and new friends. Needless to say, I had a total blast. The competition was incredible. There are some wonderfully talented quilters here in Canada.
The show was held at my alma mater, the University of Western Ontario.
And here is the sign I have been waiting to see for a very long, long time:
I was able to attend the awards ceremony with my dear friend Elaine Quehl. Elaine had a gorgeous quilt in the Juried Show and another one in the Invitational Show. She was also teaching a workshop there as well. She is a super talented quilter from Ottawa.
CQA was celebrating it's 30th anniversary, so there was a huge cake there.
In a juried show, pictures are not allowed to be taken of the quilts. But the exhibitors were granted a 30 minute time to enter with their photographer before the show opened. I took advantage of this, and chose to stand beside 'Bye Gram, I Love You' for my picture.
I went through the vendors market and was in love with all the fabric and thread. I met so many fantastic people. It was just great being with quilters who share the same passion I do and can relate to all the things we deal with in quilt competitions. I met the judges, and soon will get my critiques in the mail. I learned a ton just seeing the other quilts close up and meeting the other quilters in the show.
It was a weekend I will never forget.