Monday, October 6, 2014

September 30

Have you ever had a day that you're never going to forget? 
September 30th was that kind of day for me!

  Our third grandchild, Ethan, was born premature on September 30th but will soon be released from the hospital! We're looking forward to getting to know him better.

That evening was also my first board meeting as President of the Prairie Quilt Guild. I survived.

During the meeting, I received a phone call letting me know my quilt, "The Cotheals at Home" (Phebe) won 2nd place in the Bed Quilt - Machine Quilted category at the AQS Des Moines show!  Here I am standing next to it at the show just this past weekend.

My "Selvage Star of Bethlehem" quilt didn't win a ribbon but there may be some fun news about it in the future!

I'll share some of the other winners from the show in my next blog post.

Until next time, Mayleen


  1. Congratulations on all fronts! your quilts are wonderful - well deserving of many awards! You have a great sense of colour...

  2. Congratulations! So many wonderful things, but that beautiful baby has to be the best.

  3. wow, Mayleen. What a day! I can see why it is so memorable. I know you will do a wonderful job as grandmother, and as Guild President. Congratulations on your win.

  4. Congratulations on your precious new grandchild, so glad all is well. And of course I am so happy for your ribbon.

  5. Congratulations! Well deserved. The two quilts show the diversity of your talent.

  6. congratulations on the new grand baby! What a cutie.
    Your quilts look great - congrats on the ribbon, so deserved!

  7. Congratulations on your new grandson!! Wonderful blessing!! And congratulations on your Phebe win - it is such a beautiful quilt!

  8. Congratulations firstly with your new grandson and secondly for getting a 2nd Ribbon for your quilt.....I remember seeing how much work you put into that quilt, it is an amazing achievement and an heirloom now for your family.....well done Mayleen!!!!!

  9. Congratulations on the 3rd grandchild. More people to make quilts for. Your quilt is deserving of the ribbon.

  10. congrats on your 3rd grandchild how special, glad he is coming home. OMG your quilts are amazing well deserved ribbon
    I JUST LOVE this selvage quilt wow! your star is amazing, love the border, very creative!!!! can't wait to hear more about it
    I am thrilled for you about Phoebe i know that quilt was a labor of love to make

  11. Congratulations on your beautiful new grandson and for winning an award for Phebe. What an amazing memorable day for you.

  12. Oh wow, Maylene! Congratulations, congratulations, congratulations! The new grandson; becoming guild president; and the ribbon at AQS! I'm so happy for you, for all these things! It's great that you were able to attend the show, and being recognized for all that hand work on Phebe... well that's wonderful. It seems you're going to be so darned busy now, we may not hear from you here as often. All my best in your newest ventures!