Just recently I was asked to be a Quilting JUDGE for a gathering of quilters in BULGARIA.
Me a quilting judge in a far away country. Am I even qualified? lol
One of SIL is from Serbia, so I was well aware that Bulgaria was a Neighbouring country.
Boriana was a winner last March for our Banner Quilts. Hers was the one on your far right.
This was a time when I would change the banner each month
with themes and Quilts...
Her Behind the SEAMS story...
Hello Madame Samm I am so deeply honored to be chosen, thank you, here is my story of my Spring quilt
Winters in my country are long and freezing. Usually, at the end of March I am really fed up with all that snow and cold and my soul starts dreaming about blooming flowers, summer dresses and sand beaches. Last April I was looking through the window and I noticed that the lilac shrub in the garden starts bursting into bloom. The blossoms were so fine and lively and smelled so sweet and I was thinking…oh could I have this moment forever.
Same day, going out for shopping, I went to a fabric shop just to have a look. And there I saw some new fabrics in lilac and light green. Looking them, the picture of the lilac shrub under my window came in my mind and I knew I need these fabrics for a quilt that will capture the spring feeling and will keep it in my house forever.
So, here it is, my Spring quilt with modern design and cheerful colours. I made it in one weekend without stopping for breath.
I hope you like it as much as I do..
My name is Boriana and I am from Bulgaria.Here is my blog
Here are just a few of the quilts that I got to view
and the ones that stood out for me.
The winners have not been announced yet...
There are 2 other judges on the panel as well.
Are these not striking? EACH one has a story, you can feel it with your heart
I am very proud to be thought of as a quilter, really I am...
Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought "quilter"
would show up in
my Curriculum Vitae.
I never ever forget what an impact an INTERNATIONAL Quilting BEE
has on so many quilters in our world.
How fabric all pieced and stitched together
can bring sooooo many HEARTS together,
Even to a small country like BULGARIA.
How QUILTING is our BOND! Our Passion!
My heart just swells at the thought...I will be a wantobe quilter
till the day I leave this earth. Bet many of you feel the same too !
Very modern, simple , and I adore the simplicity of just black and white..
no surprise there lol
This is actually Boriana's all that paper piecing, those perfect points,
it looks very complicated to me....
I actually smiled when I saw this, it was fresh, clean, and will cut you UP
if you are not careful. ( I am very accident prone when it comes to scissors lol)
This caught my eye immediately. I love the dots, the swirls ...
very whimsical, soft and spring like, would you believe this was the back..
my backs should look so good..
Her is the front...and by golly they are well you know..wink...
Now this reminded me something of a Carrie Nelson design.
I loved the colours this quilter used. Each section frames the centre so perfectly!
And this one, welllll I just love it...thinking of KONA for the new year
this one most certainly inspired me...
There were soooo many more quilts to view...perhaps with permission
I will get a link for you to view them too...
Bulgarians have a lot of talent, heart and many stitches to bring to tie us all
in a united front.
Perhaps WORLD LEADERS could learn something from us...
Perhaps we should arm them with needles and threads to patch us all up
instead of tearing us apart with disastrous weapons.
( I know I am very seldom political in any way)
Thank you Boriana and all the delightful quilters...
Thank you for letting me play a small part in your quilting world.
Thank you for stitching part of my heart with yours...
ME a JUDGE lol
LINK .It's all HERE
Let Mary know... here...
She will need your name,
your blog url
and blog name..
If you don't have a blog
we will also host for you..
up to 5 only!