Would Somebody Kindly Pinch Me?

Ok, so something astoundingly stupendous happened today.  You see, back in the first week of December, 2016, I submitted a quilt to AQS Paducah.  This was the first quilt that ever came off of my longarm, after I had done three practice pieces and a lot of doodling to try to get comfortable with the longarm.  Well, out to my mailbox I went each afternoon over these past two weeks, knowing one thing that was shared to me by quilters who had made AQS shows… if you got a small envelope in the mail, it meant that you didn’t make the show.  If you got a large envelope, it meant you did.  Each day, I opened my mailbox to see a lot of little letters, but no big ones.  So, each day, I would hesitatingly dig through that pile of mail, sure that the letter of rejection was just one envelope away.  I would take a heavy sigh each day and say, “you’re not out of it yet”.

Well, today, an email popped into my box and I sat there and stared at it, doubting what my eye was reading.  Was this a mirage?  Was it a mistake?  For what I saw was, “CONGRATULATIONS, you have been juried into AQS Paducah!”.  Yes!… see….spring-paducah

I am completely in shock and unbelievable happy to say that I am now truly a longarmer who can quilt show quilts!  And, I’m incredibly excited to see the show.  God is good!

I have built my youtube channel and have uploaded my first videos.  If you are interested in subscribing to my channel and/or watching my educational videos on the longarming process, please seach for “the threadworks factory” on youtube.

Thank you for visiting my page and I hope you have a wonderful day.  Get out there and create something!

Author: threadworksfactory

I'm a licensed landscape architect who is married with three wonderful step-kids and a wonderful granddaughter. My husband and I share our passion of racing and have very hectic summers. I made my first quilt over a decade ago and waited another 8 years to tackle my second. Doing so fostered a passion to completely "build" a quilt and my third quilt saw me realize my dream to design, construct and longarm a quilt. This was made for a very special person....my mom!

2 thoughts on “Would Somebody Kindly Pinch Me?”

  1. You can be so proud of your accomplishment; and mom, as the recipient of your loving attention to detail and design on the quilt, couldn’t have raised a better big sis to me! And talented! Here’s to seeing it among your peers. Your. Peers.

    1. Those last two sentences spoke volumes! That’s the part I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around! To be sitting at that banquet amongst that immense talent pool is probably going to cause me to pick my jaw up off the floor.

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