Hurray! I got a message last night from Rozemaryn Vanderhorst, the chairperson for the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Quilt Contest , that my quilt "Kona Sunrise" won second place at the show! We had just returned from going out to dinner with my BIL, SIL and their kids, plus Bruce's mom, and there was the message on the answering machine. I'm only sorry I wasn't there to get the call in person. Thanks, Rozemaryn! See the winning quilts at: www.konacoffeequiltcontest.org
Of course, I had to call my mom in California and my friends Joan and Keri with the good news. Bruce was cracking up, watching me go crazy. I was just so excited to win and it took forever for me to settle down and get to sleep last night.
The show is open at the King Kamehameha Beach Hotel through this Sunday, November 13. There are 35 quilts on display as part of the big Kona Coffee Cultural Festival. Wish I could hop over for the show, but we've got our hands full here. The next best thing is my SIL will be over there and promised to take pictures of the show for me.
I've had a very good show year this year, with several awards. My quilts have travelled to Boston, Japan, Paducah, Santa Clara and Ontario, California, Kona and Cleveland. I wish I could have gone along for the ride! Now it's time to get to work on something new for next year, but how can I top this?
I have a lot to be thankful for, and I am.