Monday, June 22, 2015

Phebe has done it again!

"The Cotheals at Home" (Phebe) won Best of Show at the first ever Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival held in Overland Park, Kansas this past weekend!

I don't live in the Kansas City area and don't belong to any of the guilds which organized the show. However, anyone was allowed to enter a quilt in the Judged Quilts section and I'm glad I did!

Here I am at the Award Ceremony with show sponsor Myron Shwery from the Windmill Sewing Center who presented me with my prize, a special edition Bernina 350 sewing machine.

I've sewn on my Pfaff Synchromatic 1215 for about 33 years so it seems like an old friend. Now I'll need to learn the Bernina way of doing things. I plan to finish the projects I'm working on now with my Pfaff and eventually switch to the Bernina. I'll keep the Pfaff as a backup machine.

When I got to the show, I was surprised to see that I had a second win. My "Selvage Star of Bethlehem" won first place in the Pieced category!

Julie Gier, a fellow guild member, entered her quilt "Just Around the Corner" in the show. We were the only two Prairie Quilt Guild members to enter quilts in the KCRQF. If they allow non local guild members to enter judged quilts in their show in 2017, I think there will be a few more!

"Remake" by Jane Anderson, First place Mixed Technique
My favorite quilt in the show (other than mine lol), I just kept coming back to it!

A UFO finish before my next guild meeting is looking doubtful. My life has been a bit busy lately and I'm not making the progress I'd like. However if nothing unexpected comes up in the next 3 weeks and I don't get distracted, I just might be able to finish my Jubilee+5 (a few years late) quilt!

Until next time,


  1. Congratulations! I love Phebe, am working on her myself, but find it a bit hard going, I do a bit each year and then put her away again. It is a feat in itself you finished her and you did so well! I would love to see your Phebe in person, but alas, I live in The Netherlands.... Enjoy your wonderful prize, you deserved it!

  2. Congrats on your wins!! I wanted to go to this show so bad, but had other commitments!! Would have been grand to see both quilts hanging in the show. Darn. I did get to go to a local quilt show.

  3. I know you were excited. Two such beautiful quilts, congratulations on your well deserved wins.

  4. Congratulations! Your quilts are beautiful!

  5. Congratulations!! your quilt is stunning I was happy to see it in Lancaster and paducah!
    I'm so happy to see it with a BIS ribbon!

  6. Congratulations on the wins Mayleen! You must have been so excited to have not one but two wins! I bet it was a wonderful quilt show!

  7. Congratulations! Both of your quilts are stunning!

  8. A big congrats to you for your wins! Love your Phebe quilt especially. Such wonderful work.:)

  9. The biggest congratulations to you, Maylene, on both your wins! That's fabulous! Myron Schwery is the same fella who awarded me my Bernina Aurora 440 for Best of Show at the Machine Quilter's Expo at the OP Convention Center in 2012! It's an incredible feeling, isn't it?! Your win is so deserved. I couldn't be happier for you! Now let me know if you need any Bernina tips. As a lifelong Bernina user, I'm your go-to girl! Have a blast with it.

  10. Congrats! I admired both of your quilts at the show! I even sent someone over to look at your Selvage Star, because they were talking about interesting things to make with selvages!