Saturday, August 9, 2014

Ladies Of The Sea -an update

I thought it would be fun to enter a quilt into a national show and guess what, Ladies Of The Sea was juried into the American Quilter's Society's Des Moine Iowa show. The show is this October 1-4. The entry process is a little intimidating to a national show but the American Quilter's Society website is wonderful and takes you through it step by step.

Ladies Of The Sea is a pattern by Sue Garman ( and part of the entry process is to obtain designer permission to show the quilt. I sent Sue an email and she very graciously sent me an immediate letter granting me permission to enter the quilt. She even posted these pictures on her June blog entry. (If you have not ever seen Sue Garman's blog - - she posts once a month and it is just loaded with wonderful pictures and lots of explanations of her design process).

I almost missed my notification email as it arrived in my junk mail and I had deleted it. I really am happily surprised and honored to have it in the show and can not wait to see it hanging among all the beautiful quilts.

I have been working steadily on Auntie Green's Garden (pattern by Irene Blanck). The last braided border on the center took me forever. Once it was completed I did the bathtub plunge thing and washed all of the glue out of it.

I am happy to say it survived and now is so soft without all of that glue in it . I am now started on the next borders. This is the third background fabric, and it will be used for the final two borders.

My only other stitching I have accomplished this summer was this small blue work embroidery block going into a raffle quilt my small group is making.

Happy Stitching All,





  1. Congrats! Love this pattern. I also will have an applique quilt in this show but in the hand bed quilt category...its the Civil War Bride...Good luck to you.

  2. congrats on having been accepted into the show. good luck! This is probably my favorite quilt you have made, its on my to do list someday. I just LOVE this quilt. thanks for sharing it again I never get tired of it at all!
    Auntie Green is another quilt that is on my list of quilts to make someday….
    someday… LOL
    Ladies of the Sea has to come first though. Kathie

  3. Congratulations on your entry and good luck - a stunning quilt! Glad to see your progress on your very pretty Auntie Green - helps to keep me motivated too :)

  4. I'm so excited for you Cheri! It's such an incredible quilt!! You worked so hard to make it just perfect the border quilting especially. Your Auntie Green is so lovely. I hope you'll share more border progress :0)

  5. Congratulations! the quilt is lovely and I am happy to hear they accepted it unto the show. What a great way for many to see and enjoy it.
    Your Auntie Green is coming along nicely as well.

  6. The quilt are so stunning! :)
    Greetings from Finland!
    Hugs, Ulla

  7. How exciting! It is so fun and scary entering quilts for judging. Yours is a beauty!

  8. Ladies of the Sea, what a great accomplishment. congratulations on being accepted into the show.
    Love your Auntie Green.