"In the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes." I am not sure that is a true statement. However, "Thistles" and I did have a few minutes of fame in the world of quilting. She was awarded 2nd place in the "Made by Machine" category at the American Quilter's Society show and contest in Knoxville, TN. It was such an honor to walk into the show and see her hanging there with a big red ribbon. And when other viewers noticed that my friends were taking my photograph with her, they wanted to snap a few pictures as well. WOW - not too sure how to handle that, makes me a bit self conscious since I don't like to have my picture taken. But, I tried to be very gracious and humble as I received many, many wonderful compliments. Alex Anderson of "Simply Quilts" show fame and the co-anchor of the The Quilt Show, even said to me that she, "really, really, no I am serious, I mean really, really, really love your quilt." Those were her exact words. After I got myself up from a dead faint on the floor, I blushed considerably and thanked her graciously. I was so flustered that I am sure that I did not compliment her, but quickly fled the scene. She was even rumored to have been seen taking photos of the quilt up close and personal. I am quite sure that "Thistles" was blushing, too. Of course, with all that pink, fuchsia, and purple it would be difficult to tell if you didn't know her as well as I. Don't get me wrong, we are not complaining, but living my life in the background makes for a huge adjustment on my part. Oh, well, maybe I could learn to adjust . . . . . I want to thank my husband, my children, my mom and dad, my friends, the AQS . . . . . . is that how the typical acceptance speech goes?
All jokes aside, it is a thrill and one that I won't forget. Receiving such recognition encourages me to continue to do what I love to do. Play with fabrics and my sewing machines. Ah, life is certainly good.