Saturday, June 4, 2011

Feeling spoilt after the Quilters Muster

Last Sunday was the Quilters Muster, the picnic held at the end of the Quilters Trail, where the prizes are handed out, and the event is celebrated.  The suppliers for the 9 stores as well as the store owners themselves donate prizes and items for giveaways.  They were once again so generous, throughout the Quilt Trail and at the Muster.

People who had visited and supported all 9 stores went into the draw for the prizes, and many came away with beautiful gifts of fabric packs, rulers, patterns and other goodies.  I was fortunate in winning a beautiful pack from Northcott Fabrics (their version of a jelly roll), a pattern, and set of template rulers for a Carpenter's Wheel quilt block from Meredithe Clark.

On spending $10 at each store we were given a part of the pattern, plus fabric which together made up the quilt project for the year, this year's being Beach Party.

My finished quilt
was chosen as the winning quilt, which was such an honour as all of them were beautiful. (I need to take clearer photos of it, and not when the wind is blowing.)

My prize for it
is perfect for keeping my Candlewick supplies in, and taking along to the class.

Now that is enough excitement for any quilter - but it didnt finish there !!!

At the end of the day the major prizes were drawn - and my name was drawn out for the first prize - which comes from here:

I havent received it yet, but I know it is going to be fantastic.

To have all that and then follow it up with Charlie's birthday party made for one very exciting day.  I am still shaking my head in disbelief.


teresa said...

CONGRATULATIONS, CONGRATULATIONS, CONGRATULATIONS.... I'm so glad you were the lucky one. What an awesome, lucky thing you are. Love all your lovely winnings so far..... I can't wait to see the last one. Big hugs to you Marilyn xx

BubzRugz said...

Wonderful - the quilt is very beautiful and its great to see all the lovely things you have bought and won....

Fiona said...

Congratulations Marilyn - Your quilt is lovely. I am looking forward to seeing your prize.

Hugs - Fee XX

Lyn said...

You must be thrilled with all your lovely prizes- what a day you had. The quilt looks great with all the rows put together. More excitement to come when your Janome prize arrives, congratulations!

Chrissie said...

Congratulations, your quilt is lovely, so pleased for you to have won so many super things, what a brilliant day

Maree: said...

OH WOW Congratulations Mardi Well Done...Soo Happy for You on ALL Your Winnings...

Joy said...

Marilyn I'm SO excited for you!!! Your quilt is simply fabulous and you deserve your win, you're so clever!!! And with Charlie's birthday party too - what a great day for you :o)!!! I can't wait to see what you get from Janome - how exciting!!!!!
See you soon - I'll bring the licorice allsorts this time ;o)!!!
Joy :o)

Mrs Shepo said...

How clever are you Marilyn !!!!!!!!Prizes everywhere, lovely quilt. Cheers Pat. (Narromine)

Dianne said...

Oh Marilyn, you deserved to be spoilt. Your row by row quilt is divine - well done. Can't wait to see your Janome prize. All your other winnings look interesting too. Di.