Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Congratulations, Janet!!!

Janet Atkins' quilt "Kaaterskill" won the Best Hand Workmanship award at the Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival earlier this year! Having seen Janet's work up close and personal, I can tell you that it was well-deserved!

Janet started this stunning piece at a retreat Anita Shackelford and I hosted at Wiawaka in Lake George, New York, several years ago. This is the first time I have seen the finished quilt, and it was well worth the wait. The retreat project was the Mariner's Compass block in the center. Anita's design was translated to hand piecing by me, and Janet ran with it from there. WOW does not describe it.

Thank you, Janet, for sharing your work of art. It is truly an inspiration.

Next post: More student pics. And I feel a tutorial coming up! Stay tuned.


P.S. Just a reminder to those of you who are new to my blog--the horses are not mine. I am the Bucket Babe--I just groom horses, clean stalls, fill buckets--with none of the expense of keeping 6 horses! Gotta love that!


  1. Oh gosh! I was doing my nightly blog check and there I was! Thank you for your kind words.


  2. Oh my what wonderful work!!!!! I don't suppose you have that retreat class set up as a REGULAR CLASS.... somewhere??? Anywhere??? Even a pattern available for purchase???? Anyone??? Hello??? LOL......



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