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Sunday, 17 June 2012

And The Winner Is ... Oh My, It's Me!!!!!

My battered Bernina Day flyer


In my last post I did mention to you all that yesterday I'd be popping along to the Bernina Day at The City Quilter and then making my first ever visit to Purl Soho. Well I headed along to CQ and had so much fun there that I never left so my visit to Purl Soho has, yet again, been postponed!

Well, if you headed over to CQ yourself yesterday, you'll know exactly why I didn't move any further than having a bite of lunch with my friend, A, at my favourite Manhattan cafe, The Blue Dog on 25th, there was just too much going on and it would have been a shame to miss any of it. Every half hour a raffle prize was drawn - I didn't win one myself but A won a pack of 3 quilt patterns and my other friend, M, won a charm pack. Then every hour there was a Bernina foot demonstration by Gayle Schliemann, Bernina's Regional Manager, and a raffle drawn amongst those who attended the session for the Bernina foot that was just demo'd. Again, I didn't win a foot but A also won a cording foot - wasn't it her lucky day?!


Photo taken by CQ in the Bernina Demo Room


I did buy lots of goodies though:
My collection of goodies
Here's CQ's facebook photo album from the day.

But the best bit of the day - and what I've been holding back from telling you about, is that I did win something -  

I took 1st prize in the Creative Challenge!!!!!

The brief was:
Anyone can submit any finished product they've created on a Bernina to be judged for a first, second and third prize of City Quilter gift certificates.  We'll be looking for the best examples of these machines' exceptional capabilities.
I entered 2 book covers that I've made using a variety of techniques, hand and machine sewing and I won - I'm very, very thrilled.  A big thank you has to go to my friend, I, who mentioned the competition to me last week and without whom I would never have thought to enter - thank you!  By the way, she has her own fab knitting blog that you might want to check out - Chiagu and she's also launching an internet version of Ravelry for us quilters called Quiltfolio which I think will be amazing.

So here's a photo of my prize and also some of my book covers.




















 



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24 comments:

  1. Congrats on your big win! Your book covers are beautiful!

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  2. Very cool book covers! They remind me of the projects/techniques in Quilting Arts magazine. Beautiful! And congrats!

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    1. I haven't seen that magazine Ellie, something else for me to check out at CQ!

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  3. I keep coming back to look. They book covers are great. Congrats on winning a prize.

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    1. That's made my day Cathy, thank you :)

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  4. Wow! Those are gorgeous and so inspiring! Stunning :)

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  5. Your work is stunning and inspiring - congratulations!

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    1. Thanks Roz, it's so lovely when people comment on your work :)

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  6. Congratulation!! Your book covers are pretty. I love the butterfly and dragonfly in the pink one really match with roses and the turquoise one remind me the vacation week under bright summer sky. Great work!!

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    1. Thanks so much, the pink cover was made for my daughter and the designs and additions added are all appropriate to her personality and the turquoise one is for me. I like to make my book covers to represent whoever they are intended for.

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  7. WOW!!! Those book covers looks awesome! Love the colours and beautiful stitching - Congratulations on your win!

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    1. Thank you - I add the machine stitching first and then work over with hand stitching and finally add extra bits like buttons, etc. There's a bit of a plan up front but I like the whole to evolve as I'm working on it :)

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  8. Congrats on your win! Your book covers are AWESOME!!!

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    1. Thanks Pam - it's really a thrill when others like what you do :)

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  9. Congratulations! Those covers are just so beautiful--you deserved to win!

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    1. Thanks Carol, that's lovely of you to say :)

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  10. No wonder you won, these are just SO amazing! That's the sort of thing I want to be able to do, full on textile art. I think I'm going to have to get on a plane and come and have a private lesson ;-)

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    1. Thanks Sarah though I have no doubt there's nothing there that you couldn't do. So how are we going to do this, should we have Skype sewing sessions?!!! If we did then don't let me be creating a tutorial at the same time - it really didn't go well last week when I tried the same thing while skyping Joe!!! I'm going to write a book cover tute in the next week or so but it will be for the type of book cover I created last week - these covers take a week or two to create as they include 'made' paper fabric and so much machine and hand stitching and embellishment but I love how they turn out. :)

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  11. Wow!!!!, your work is stunning, Congrats on your win.

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    1. Thanks Gayle, I've not done such detailed sewing in a long time now, looking back at this makes me want to do some more :D

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  12. These are sooooooo awesome! I want to make one now...as they look like so much fun to create! So glad you won! I'm seriously glad you rejuvenated this post Chrissie. THANKS again for sharing!!

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  13. Such incredibly beautiful bookcovers!!! Your book cover with the zipper brought me to your site, so glad you put it on Saturday Show Off!!

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