Monday, October 6, 2008

Fun News!

I was surprised and thrilled to learn that "The Home in the Garden" won first prize in the "My Quilts/Our History" contest sponsored by the Alliance for American Quilts. You can see the announcement here at their website.
You can spend hours and hours learning about quilt history and viewing hundreds of quilts at their site, too. They do such great work!

36 comments :

paulahewitt said...

well done! congratulations

Kay said...

Yay, Allie! A well deserved award!

Marty52 said...

Congrats, Allie!! Well deserved recognition for you... super! Love your new photo, too. It's very you. ;0)

Jane said...

This is fun news Allie... so happy for you!!And what a great honor among all the other great quiltlets submitted, Congratulations...

Leonie said...

Congratulations Allie! Well done my friend.

Barbara C said...

Whoo-hoo! Congratulations!

By the way, I love your new photo.

Judy S. said...

Fabulous news, Allie. Congratulations!

Plays with Needles said...

An award winner in every sense of the word! Isn't it great that "your house" won an award -- I mean your little piece of the world...makes it even more special...Watch out for the tourist buses, they'll be coming next..."Ladies and Gentleman, here is the famous home of award-winning quilter Allison Aller, made famous by her first-prize quilt...." I'll set up a souvenir/refreshment stand right near those pretty pink flowers...I'll make a mint! Or maybe there's already some mint in that garden...

Paddy's Daughter said...

Congratulations Allie, you deserve it. A lovely quilt.

Cathy K said...

Congratulations, Allie, YOU ROCK!! I don't know why you were surprised. I'm not - and I bet most of your fan base isn't surprised either. Your piece is gorgeous (as is everything you do). And I LOVE that it's the only CQ'ed piece and was not only a winner, but totally "kicked butt"!

Nellie's Needles said...

Woo Hoo! Happy Dance time!

Esther Gregory said...

Uber congrats!

Vicki W said...

Fabulous news! Congratulations!

black bear cabin said...

totally cool! congrats! lovely quilt too :)

Deb H said...

I'm not all that surprised. I KNEW it was WONDERFUL!Contgrats!! YAYYY!

Threadspider said...

Yippee! So well deserved.
That's a great new picture in the garden.

Karrin Hurd said...

Congratulations Allie, that is a gorgeous piece!

Karen South said...

Congratulations and what a prize. Now you can be even more productive! LOL...like you aren't already. I want to be just like you when I grow up. Great Job!!!

Rian said...

Yayyyyyy! Congratulations!! ((applause))

JoWynn Johns said...

Like everyone else, I am delighted for you. Congratulations! It's great news.

Suzanne Kistler said...

Congratulations!!!

And I LOVE your new photo! :)

gocrazywithme said...

Congratulations, Allie! Well deserved award! Many of the quilts in this contest were spectacular; so happy they chose yours!

Summerset said...

Congratulations! A well deserved award! You must be thrilled.

Anna said...

Good for you, Allie!!! It is lovely.

Debra said...

Congrats!!!

Amy said...

Congratulations and so well deserved.

indiaartist said...

Congrats Allie, great news. I am very happy for you.

Gerry said...

Good for you! How wonderful. You had some stiff competition, you must be very happy.

Lisa said...

Congratulations! A very well deserved win!

Delaney's Duds said...

you shouldn't be surprised, your artwork is beautiful

Sherri said...

Congratulations! Well deserved.

Betty said...

Yeah Baby! Congrats Allie.

miekenoor said...

Wonderful Allie, I'm not surprised at all that you won this contest!!! The other contesters really did have nice quilts, too, but yours stood out!

AmyS said...

Congratulations! You may have been surprised, but I'm not. That project was one of the most beautiful I've ever seen.

Cat said...

Yahoooooo! Congratulations!

Amy Milne said...

Thanks for the link, Allie. Congrats again from the board and staff of The Alliance for American Quilts! We're so thankful to you and all of the other My Quilts/ Our History donors.