Tuesday, April 14, 2015

72 Wonderful Hours of MQX!

Ronald's Flight received two ribbons at MQX in New Hampshire!

He won the 
"Faculty Award" from Candace West
and the "Founders Award" from Lisa Shelke

Crazy thing is that Ronald is taking his Certified Pilots Teachers License this week!
And will be teaching up and down the east coast this summer!

 is the form that hung with his quilt!

I am so... Thankful I received Ronald as one of my sons!

I was so... happy that my mom was able to be there with me!

With Mary Schilke!

The Swedish Double Chain did not receive any ribbons however
I was honored to have two quilts in this event.

My mom and I!

I was able to take a few wonderful classes, one was from  Bethanne Nemesh and
another from Karen Machetti

 Here is a few of Bethanne's quilts!

The detail is just amazing!

Also took a fantastic class with Judy Madsen.  
Do you recognize the quilt behind me from the cover of her book?

Here are my buddies!
My mom and Sherrie from Jersey Shore Modern Quilt Guild
Sherri is also a Nolting longarm quilter.

Diane the founder of the Jersey Shore Modern Quilt Guild
Diane is starting to apply her talent to L/A quilting as well!

Sherri with her beautiful quilt that was in the show.

And Nancy that I recently meet at QuiltCon in Austin a few weeks ago!
Nancy is also a professional longarm quilter.

 What I left knowing!
Taking a chance is worth it.
Support from family and friends--is the best.
Being open to new things has so many rewards.
If you keep searching you find your path.

"In order for you to profit from your mistakes, you have to get out and make some."


  1. SO excited for you, Helen!! Love seeing the pictures of you and your mom! How awesome to be able to share this with her :D

    Judi Madsen??? Turning a little green over here ;) Looks like you had an amazing 72 hours!


  2. Your amazing quilt definitely deserved the ribbons - it's fantastic, just like the young man that you made it for! Congratulations!!!

  3. The quilting is amazing! Thanks for sharing pictures!

  4. Congratulations Helen! I especially love the pictures of you with your mom!

  5. Beautiful!!! Found you through WIP Wednesday linked up. Enjoyed looking at your beautiful quilts & learning the stories behind them, especially Ronald's Flight.

  6. Congratulations to both yourself and your nephew! What gorgeous eye candy in this post.... And the quilts are very pretty, too! Nice to see you had a wonderful experience and were able to share it with family and friends.

  7. High Five, Lady! Excellent. You deserve the awards, and I'm glad you had a good time. I'm taking a class from Judi Madsen again in SLC in two weeks. Whoohoo!

  8. Congratulations on the ribbons and getting to share in that awesome experience with your mom. :)

  9. Congratulations, and gorgeous quilting!! It looks like you had a fabulous time and learned a lot.

  10. Congratulations - looks like so much fun and your quilting is fantastic - love that helicopter! Well deserved win!

  11. Cheers on the two awards! Well deserved! Claire aka knitnkwilt

  12. Looks like you had a great time! I'm not surprised that Ronald's quilt won ribbons. The design is great, the colors are spot-on, and the quilting is goooooorgeous. Well done. www.quiltartbymegan.com

  13. What a fabulous time! Those two quilts are really personally done. Lovely way to sew a story into a quilt. Congrats to Ronald, and to you for the award too :) SO nice to meet you more!

  14. Hi Helen when I saw your link photo I straight away thought of the great barrier reef where I live, it looks like the sea and sky off the coast here and so so beautiful. What a lovely lovely quilt and what an adventure you have had. Two fantastic quilts hung at the same time. Thanks so much for sharing, I have not visited before and have loved the last hour travelling back in time on your site. Cheers Glenda Australia

  15. Congratulations on winning awards for Ronalds Quilt, it really is amazing!! I love your Swedish Irish chain too. the pattern and the quilting combined make it such a captivating quilt. I so agree with you that it doesn't matter if a quilt wins an award, that it's an honour to see it hanging as part of a show. Great to see you lots of fun people time too, with your mum, and classes and other quilters.

  16. Congratulations on both quilts, Helen! I envy you getting to take a class from Judi the Green Fairy! It sounds like it was a great show. Thanks for sharing the photos, especially those breathtaking quilts by Bethanne.

  17. You are a talented lady! Congrats on your recognition, it's always nice to know others appreciate and value your work! I am sorry I missed such a good time and hope to make the next trip of fun, food, laughs and quilts!!


  18. Congrats! What n amazing accomplishment!! The quilt is breath taking :)

  19. Hi Helen. Congratualtions!!!!! that's wonderful, and your son sounds pretty wonderful too. What a proud mum you must be, and a proud quilter too. Well done, it's a beautiful quilt - so clever. Thank you so much for linking up with Sew Cute Tuesday.


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